Beuran Hendricks returns to the Proteas line-up against Bangladesh on Thursday. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

South African captain JP Duminy won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening T20 International against Bangladesh at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Thursday evening.

The Proteas, who have thoroughly outplayed the tourists thus far, have named a strong line-up, with Hashim Amla making a return at the top of the order, and Dolphins all-rounder Robbie Frylinck making his debut.

Left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso also makes a return to the international fold, while Dane Paterson and Beuran Hendricks will take the new ball.

Play starts at 6pm at Mangaung Oval.

Teams For Bloemfontein

South Africa: JP Duminy (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Andile Phehlukwayo, Robbie Frylinck, Aaron Phangiso, Dane Paterson, Beuran Hendricks.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain.

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