England v South Africa, 1st Test, The Oval, 1st day
England Opt to Bat; Bresnan in19-Jul-2012 10:07:00 GMT
London: England win a rain-delayed toss and bat first in the opening Test against South Africa at The Oval on Thursday
England confirmed Tim Bresnan in the starting XI.
That weather again tried to have an impact on proceedings as a dark cloud came across the ground just as the captains prepared for the toss at 10.30 and led to a 20-minute delay and the start time was pushed back to 11.15
England Andrew Strauss (capt), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Matt Prior (wk), Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
South Africa Graeme Smith (capt), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), Jacques Rudolph, JP Duminy, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir