Steyn, Behardien back for Proteas


Pacemen Dale Steyn and Kyle Abbott returned to the side as coach Russell Domingo bolstered the fast-bowling department, with star youngster Kagiso Rabada left out, while all-rounder Chris Morris has back stiffness and is sitting out.

Domingo decided to retain spin twins Imran Tahir and Aaron Phangiso following their excellent performances in the heart-breaking defeat to the West Indies that ultimately knocked the South Africans out of the tournament.

There is one new face in the batting line-up, with Farhaan Behardien getting another opportunity in place of left-hander Rilee Rossouw.

Proteas captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bowl first at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.

Teams for Delhi

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (captain), AB de Villiers, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, David Wiese, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, Imran Tahir.

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (captain, wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chamara Kapugedera, Thisara Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal.

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The Proteas made three changes to their starting team for their ICC World T20 dead-rubber against Sri Lanka in Delhi.

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