ICC World Twenty20, Warm-Up Match: India vs South Africa – LIVE – Zee News

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In between, Afghanistan thrashed Zimbabwe by 59 runs to make the Super 10 stage. And they will be in Group 1 of tournament proper, alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

TOSS: South Africa won the toss, and opted to bat first.


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammed Shami.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (C),Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, A B de Villiers, J P Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Roussouw, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, David Wiese.


India face a formidable South Africa in their final World Twenty20 warm-up game, a contest which promises to be a tough test of the hosts’ strengths before the tournament’s main draw begins on March 15.

India have been on a roll in the shortest form of the game of late, winning 10 of their last 11 outings which included a 3-0 whitewash of World 50-over champions Australia in the latter’s backyard.

They then went on to win the Asia Cup after outplaying Sri Lanka 2-1.

The five consecutive wins in Dhaka, including in the summit clash against Bangladesh that led to continental supremacy in the T20 game, has boosted their confidence.

And at home in familiar conditions, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side is the team to beat.

The practice match against South Africa appears to be more important for them as they had lost to the same country 0-2 in a best-of-three rubber before turning it around in the T20 format in Australia.

South Africa would be eager to move into the tournament on a positive note by besting the hosts first up before plunging into their opening Super 10 Group 1 contest against England here on the March 18.

South Africa have not won a World Cup or World T20 event, have not reached the final even. Faf du Plessis leads a strong Proteas outfit that has the likes of A B de Villiers, Hashim Amla, David Miller and Quinton de Kock, apart from the skipper in a formidable batting line up.

Welcome to our live coverage India’s final warm-up match for 2016 ICC World Twenty20, against South Africa being played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

ICC World Twenty20, Warm-Up Match: India vs South Africa – LIVE – Zee News