Visitors make three changes from the last ODI they played; hosts remember Wayne Parnell, Kyle Verreynne and Khaya Zondo
Throw away Netherlands chose to Cheers vs South Africa
The event marks the start of South Africa’s home summer, which has been sown in 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 force immediately and Dutch administrators will meet with Cricket South Africa today to decide the fate of the rest of the series.
The fight also begins a new era in anti-racism demonstrations for South Africa. The CSA confirmed that the team will take a knee all summer after being told 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 Tabra Tabra
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 correspondent in South Africa