Sydney: South Africa skipper A.B. de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat first Friday in the World Cup Pool B match against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Proteas made three changes to the team that suffered a heavy 130-run defeat to India in its last outing at Melbourne on Sunday.
Kyle Abbott replaced injured paceman Vernon Philander, allrounder Farhaan Behardien came in for Wayne Parnell and batsman Rilee Roussow replaced J.P. Duminy.
The West Indies, buoyed by its 73-run victory over Zimbabwe at Canberra on Tuesday, which included a World Cup record 215 from opener Chris Gayle, made one change with spinner Suliemann Benn preferred over paceman Nikita Miller.