India Vs South Africa Semifinal-2 ICCT20, Preview, Scorecard

India Vs South Africa Semifinal-2 ICCT20, Preview, Scorecard

 

South Africa’s major vilian rain may effect them one more time on April 4 semi final day of ICCT20 championship. Semi final one was stopped due to rain and Sri Lanka was declared as winner based on D/L method.If rain continues and we have a wash out, India will be through as they have more points than SA in group stages. Indian supports would be praying for rain god.

India’s journey to semis has been smooth, uninteresting to fans making cricket look one sided. They weren’t really tested except with the game against Aussies. India has never lost a semifinal in any ICC event under Dhoni’s captaincy. India is currently holding champions trophy which they won in England. Yuvraj Singh’ fitness and his availability for the match is uncertain. It would be interesting   to see how dhoni would pick his playing 11. Rohit Sharma is confirmed to open the innings,But with whom?, Shikhar Dhawan continued his bad form throughout the tournament. Ajinkya Rehane would be itching to grab this opportunity, On his his day he can be destructive and has got good T20 record and he got a very compact technique. Kohli is backbone of Indian batting these days,almost a success in every match. Suresh Raina had a good a good tournament apart from the game against Aussies. Skipper Dhoni didn’t get a chance in first three games but against aussies he has done his part. Amit Mishra has been the frontline bowler India on these spin friendly tracks. Bhuvi has been economical. Again, one would wonder to see if dhoni gives Mohit Sharma a chance ahead of Shami.

South Africa would be hoping for a game as they don’t want to terminate the tournament due to rain .All their matches came down to the wire in the group stages. They had a bad start losing to Sri Lanka in the first game. They almost to minnows Netherlands and a pulled of a spectacular game against Newzealand by defending 7 runs in the last over. Steyn is the backbone of their bowling, Imran tahir has been outstanding in this tournament and perfectly used the pitch conditions.Opener de kock had a good home series against India recently in which he scored hat-trick centuries. AB is the ace in batting. Faf du plesis is availability is still uncertain.

 

Match pick

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Form guide

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Squads

India

MS Dhoni (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, SureshRaina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin,Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra,Mohit Sharma and Varun Aaron

South Africa

Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Aaron Phangiso, Jean-Paul Duminy,Morne Morkel, Albie Morkel, David Miller, Beuran Hendricks, Farhaan Behardien, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Dale Steyn, Wayne Parnell, Imran Tahir, Quinton de Kock (w/k), Faf du Plessis (c)