Sunday, 19 June 2022 16:46

Rain delays start of South Africa -India series decider.

Staff Reporter.

Rain delayed the start of the fifth ODI between India and South Africa at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday.

Keshav Maharaj, standing in for the injured Temba Bavuma, won the toss and opted to field first. The series is poised at 2-2 with South Africa winning the first two matches and India the next two.

This is the fifth consecutive toss South Africa have won in the series and they have chosen to field first on each occasion.

South Africa have made three changes with Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs and Reeza Hendricks replacing Marco Jansen, Bavuma and Tabraiz Shamsi.

India are unchanged.

INDIA: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan

SOUTH AFRICA: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj (capt), Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje.