Following a 7-wicket win over Afghanistan in the opening game, India is now going to face South Africa tomorrow (2 May) at the Gros Islet ground in St Lucia in their last group stage match in twenty20 world cup 2010. Team
Date: 2 may 2010
Kick off: 13:30 GMT; 09:30 Local; 19:00
Live TV: Star Cricket, DD National, Super Sports 2
Indian cricketers may feel that they are already through to the Super Eight thanks to their win over the Afghans, but they should remember that causing upset is nothing new to this confident Afghan team who recently defeated
Last year’s semi finalist,
At the last count, it was 12 failed attempts, and Graeme Smith and his 2010 troops do not want it to stretch to unlucky No13.
It is true that
The Hindu reported:
were impressive in both bowling and fielding. Left arm speedster Shapoor Zadran worked up a good pace. Afghanistan
Riht-arm medium fast Dawalat Ahmadzai got the wicket of Gautam Gambhir with Mohammad Nabi taking a fine catch at cover point.
’s bowlers made good use of slow nature of the turf and did manage to tie down the Indian batsmen in the middle overs. Afghanistan
Before the start of the tournament, everybody was saying that batting was the main strength of Indian team. However, as far as the first match performance goes, Indian pacers outperformed their batsmen. Praveen Kumar, Nehra and Zaheer Khan were really impressive and it would be great if they can continue the momentum in the coming games. Back in 2003,
South African is a balanced side. It has big hitters like Smith, Gibbs, Loots Bosman, Villiers and Boucher and effective all rounders like Kallis, Duminy and Albie Morkel. Led by Dale Steyn, South African pace attack includes Morkel brothers, Langeveldt, in-form Kallis, Rory Kleinveldt and young Juan Theron.
Indian batting line looks pretty strong too. Open Murali Vijay showed that he has the mettle to replace someone like Virender Sehwag. His opening partner Gautam Gambhir played some good innings in IPL, but more than that Raina, Dhoni and Yusuf Pathan are in good form, while for Yuvraj Singh, this is the biggest stage to come back with form. Ravinder Jadeja looks determined to get past its IPL nightmare.
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Overall, a highly entertaining match seems to be coming up. In T20 world cup, the two teams faced each other twice with each side winning on one occasion. Whoever wins, cricket fans are expecting a competitive match.