After suffering a shocking defeat against England at their opening game in WT20 2016, all the remaining matches will be the must-win game for South Africa. After scoring 229 runs against England, South Africa failed to defend that mammoth total.
South Africa will play their next game against Afghanistan at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday afternoon. South Africa will begin the match as a favourite team but they are not taking lightly to the Afghanistan team who also lost their opening game in WT20 2016 against Sri Lanka after showing a good quality performance.
It will be the must win game for both the team while both of them can’t afford another lose in this competition. Both teams need to improve specially in their fielding side.
South Africa has a good batting side while their bowlers are currently not in form in T20I cricket. On the other hand, Afghanistan has good bowling side and their batting is looking much improve. But South Africa is hugely ahead in the international experience.
Both of team is not looking to go for much changes despite suffering defeats in their opening game. South Africa may be going for an extra spinner due to having not much in-form pacers in their squad.
Only once Afghanistan and South Africa met against each other in T20I and that was in WT20 2010. South Africa won comfortably that match by 59 runs but the current Afghanistan team is not that same level. So, South Africa need to take seriously this game too.
Afghanistan probable XI: Asghar Stanikzai (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Sadiq, Noor Ali Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan.
South Africa probable XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott.