LONDON – Aiden Markram and Dwaine Pretorius will make their ICC World Cup debuts in today's opening game against hosts England at The Oval.
The duo were included in the starting lineup ahead of David Miller and Chris Morris.
Markram will have to wait until this afternoon for a chance to bat after Proteas captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to insert Eoin Morgan's team.
England, meanwhile, went with Liam Plunkett and Jofra Archer as the two seamers alongside their host of all-rounders.
The Oval was an explosion of colour this morning with fans from both teams flocking to the ground. Although the visitors will undeniably be the underdogs, they will have strong support in the stands.