South Africa won the toss and elected to field against the Indians in the four-day warm-up cricket match at Sedgars Park in Potchefstroom on Thursday.
Among the bastmen, the visitors left out Gautam Ghambir and Dinesh Kaarthick as well as the injured Rahul Dravid from the playing eleven.
Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan have been afforded one more chance to press their claims.
India: Virender Sehwag, Wasim Jaffer, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Irfan Pathan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, VRV Singh, Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth.
Rest Of South Africa: Jacques Rudolph, Alviro Peterson, Mornie Morkel, Nantie Hayward, Paul Adams, Morne van Wyk, JP Duminy, Justin Kemp, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Alfonso Thomas, Fredel de Wet.