Visitors make three changes from the last ODI they played; hosts recall Wayne Parnell, Kyle Verreynne and Khaya Zondo
Toss Netherlands chose to bowl vs South Africa
The fixture marks the start of South Africa’s home summer, which has been thrown into doubt after a new Covid-19 variant was discovered by scientists in the country this week. Travel restrictions from several countries – including the UK and Singapore – have come into immediate effect, and the Dutch administrators will be meeting with Cricket South Africa today to decide the fate of the rest of the series.
The match also begins a new era in anti-racism demonstrations for South Africa. CSA confirmed that the team will take a knee throughout the summer after being instructed to do so at the T20 World Cup.
South Africa: 1 Janneman Malan, 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Zubayr Hamza, 4 Kyle Verreynne (wk), 5 David Miller, 6 Khaya Zondo, 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Keshav Maharaj (capt), 10 Sisanda Magala, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
Netherlands: 1 Max O’Dowd, 2 Stephan Myburgh, 3 Scott Edwards (wk), 4 Colin Ackermann, 5 Bas de Leede, 6 Pieter Seelaar, 7 Roelof van der Merwe, 8 Timm der Gugten, 9 Fred Klaasen, 10 Vivian Kingma, 11 Brandon Glover
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent