Nick Gordon
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6 Mar 2016
2:22 pm

Visitors win toss, put Proteas in to bat

Nick Gordon

The big news for the Proteas is that Dale Steyn has returned to the match day XI after injury

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 03: Dale Steyn during the South African national cricket team training session at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on March 03, 2015 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Australia won the toss and chose to field in the second T20 international against South Africa at Wanderers on Sunday.

The big news for the Proteas is that Dale Steyn has returned to the match day XI after injury and will no doubt be looking to prove his readiness for the ICC World T20 later this month. Steyn comes in at the expense of Kyle Abbott.

The selectors opted for another change to the side that won by three wickets in Durban on Friday evening with Farhaan Behardien brought into the team at the expense of Rilee Rossouw.

As far as history goes between these two sides at this ground, Australia have never managed to win in the four appearances they’ve made at the Wanderers but the tourists do have the upper hand overall having won nine of the 15 matches played between these two sides. The Proteas have managed to win six T20 internationals against Australia.

In their most recent outing at the Bullring, the Proteas anihiliated England by nine wickets with AB de Villiers setting a new record for the fastest 50 by a South African batsman with his effort coming off 21 balls last month.

Proteas XI: De Villiers, De Kock, Du Plessis, Duminy, Miller, Behardien, Wiese, Morris, Rabada, Steyn, Tahir

Australia XI: Finch, Watson, Smith, Warner, Maxwell, marsh, Faulkner, Agar, Nevill, Hastings, Hazlewood.