South Africa has won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in the first of the three match Twenty20 Internationals in Colombo.
Sri Lanka is going into the game as favorites after winning the three match One Day International series between the two nations 2-1 at the same venue.
The home team is still without some regulars, including Kusal Janith Perera who contracted COVID-19 recently.
Mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana is making his T20I debut.
Meanwhile, several stars have returned to the South African line-up including Quinton de Kock.
However, Rassie van der Dussen who is nursing an injury will not feature in today’s encounter.
Keshav Maharaj who is playing his first T20 International is captaining the side.
South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Sri Lanka: Avishska Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya.