|ICC T20 World Cup 2014|
||vs|| South Africa
ScheduleFriday, 4 April 2014 at 13:00 GMT / 14:00 UK / 18:30 IST
VenueShere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
The most organised, in form and unbeaten team of the tournament, India, will take over the re-grouped South African squad, in the 2nd semi-final of the event. The Men in Blue have won all their Group matches and overpowered Pakistan, West Indies, Australia and the hosts Bangladesh. The Proteas won three out of the four played, as they grabbed the encounters against New Zealand, England and Netherlands. It’s going to be a battle of nerves and the team who plays better on the day will clinch the game.
Yuvraj Singh proved his worth in the last match against Australia whereas Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are in a top form. Amit Mishra is their highest wicket taker whereas Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will play a vital role.
Hashim Amla and Jean-Paul Duminy are in good nick but they need a support from AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis. Imran Tahir will be a dangerous bowler whereas the quick bowling burst from Dale Steyn and Wayne Parnell will count.
Partly cloudy with temperatures around 25-35ᵒC
The winning skipper will opt to field
Will assist the spinners
India – MS Dhoni (C), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh.
South Africa – Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
India is a strong contender for the victory