Sydney – Australia won the toss and decided to have a bat in the third one-day international against South Africa at Sydney on Friday.
Despite having won the second match of the series Australia has made three un-enforced changes to their team. Ben Hilfenhaus and Ryan Harris are replaced by left-arm seamer Mitchell Johnson and fast bowler Shaun Tait. In one other change off spinner Nathan Hauritz replaces Cameron White.
South Africa enter the match with an unchanged side from that which did duty at Hobart.
The Proteas’ Jacques Kallis enters the match needing 16 runs in order to become the first South African to pass 10 000 runs in one-day international cricket. Kallis is also four wickets shy of reaching the 250 ODI wickets mark.
Shaun Marsh, David Warner, Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Brad Haddin (wk), James Hopes, Nathan Hauritz, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Bracken, Shaun Tait
Herschelle Gibbs, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Neil McKenzie, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Mark Boucher (wk), Albie Morkel, Johan Botha (captain), Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini