Cape Town - Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis lost the toss and England have elected to bat in the third Test at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
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The teams are deadlocked at 1-1 after South Africa's 107-run victory in the Boxing Day clash in Centurion and England's 189-run triumph at Newlands in the New Year's showdown.
In team news, the Proteas have handed a debut to seamer Dane Paterson, who comes in for all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius.
Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley, Joe Root (captain), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford, Rod Tucker (both AUS)
TV umpire: Joel Wilson (WIS)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)