Newlands groundsman Evan Flint and his team putting the final touches to the pitch. Photo: Ashfak Mohamed/IOL Sport

CAPE TOWN – South Africa have made a double change for the third Test against Australia at Newlands, where Faf du Plessis have won the toss and elected to bat.
Middle-order batsman Temba Bavuma has been included at the expense of Theunis de Bruyn, while Morne Morkel also returns for Lungi Ngidi.
The latter is unfortunate to miss out after claiming five wickets last week in Port Elizabeth.
Australia have kept the same team that played in the first two Tests after Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Marsh both came through their respective fitness tests mid-week.
The South Africans are obviously buoyed with the availability of star fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, who had his two-match suspension overturned during the week.

South Africa: 

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (capt), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel


David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (capt), Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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