Nagpur | Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the third cricket Test against South Africa here Wednesday.
India strengthened their batting line-up by including Rohit Sharma in place of Varun Aaron, while Stuart Binny made way for Amit Mishra.
South Africa made one change to their playing XI, bringing in Simon Harmer in place of Kyle Abbott. Pace spearhead Dale Steyn continued to sit out as he was yet to recover from an injury.
India leads the four-match series 1-0.
India: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma.
South Africa: S van Zyl, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers, J P Duminy, Dane Vilas, Kagiso Rabada, Simon Harmer, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.
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