India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test of the three-match series against South Africa beginning Wednesday at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.
India had already announced their playing XI on Tuesday in which they included Wriddhiman Saha as their wicketkeeper in place of Rishabh Pant.
“(It was) No brainer that we are going to bat. It looks a good wicket. We will like to play well for the first couple of days. The nature of the pitch is that it’ll get slower after that,” Kohli said after winning the toss.