Port Elizabeth [South Africa], Feb 13 (ANI): South Africa have won the toss and asked India to bat first in the penultimate fifth ODI of the six-match series at the St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
"We wanted to bowl first as well. Restrict them a total that we could chase down. The whole idea was to bowl at them for 50 overs with our wristspinners, who can exploit any conditions. Nevertheless, it will be a good wicket to play on throughout," Kohli said.
Meanwhile, Aiden Markram, the stand-in skipper in the absence of injured regular South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis, said, "Pretty clear on what we want to do. We've heard that it's skidding on under lights and that's the reason we want to chase."
South Africa, on the other hand, have made two changes. Tabraiz Shamsi has been brought in to replace Chris Morris, who has been suffering from a stiff back.
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been left out while Tabraiz Shamsi has been roped in the squad.
Heading into the match, the Kohli-led side will look to learn from their mistake in the last tie and wrap up the six-match series.
The hosts, meanwhile, are boosting with confidence following the victory in Johannesburg and that they will now look to build on the positives as they have an opportunity to end the six-match series on an even note.
The two squads are as follows:
South Africa Playing XI: Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram (capt), JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi.(ANI)