South African skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the first test match in Cape Town. India and South Africa square off in a slightly delayed New Year’s Test at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town to kick off a year that should decide Virat Kohli’s place in the annals of Indian cricket history. Kohli’s India has 12 Tests — against South Africa, England and Australia — to prove they are worth the hype. Jasprit Bumrah will make his debut. So now he has made his T20I, ODI and Test debuts all outside India.