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Saturday, June 13, 2009

West Indies v South Africa Super Eights – West Indies looks to continue their winning streak

twenty20 World Cup 2009West Indies who registered a remarkable win by seven wickets against India will take on title favourites South Africa in their second Super Eight match of the World Twenty20 tournament.

West Indies has to regain again in a very short span of 18 hours to repeat their performance on the field. They will definitely back themselves to beat a strong South Africa as the momentum will surely be with them at the Oval.

They have achieved the win in their first super eights game without much help from their Captain and Star Batman Chris Gayle. After Dwyane Bravo superb all-round performance against defending world champions India, West Indies think-tank will be looking forward for same performance again.

West Indies younger players performed really well in the tournament and they have proved their selection worth to such an extent that their two most experienced middle order batsmen S.Chanderpaul and R.Srawan is not fully tested.

South Africa on the other hand looked sharp in the field both with bat and ball. Their main strength is in their bowling as we have seen in their last two games. Once while defending the total and other when hey bowled out England to 111 in their first Super Eights game.

Whatever the outcome of this game, the team which wins today have more than a chance to qualify for the Semi Finals of World Twenty20.

Team News

Both teams looks settled with their playing XI and they are likely to go with same.

Likely Playing XI for both teams (Match is schedule to begin at 18:00 PM India Time on 13th Of June)

West Indies: Chris Gayle (Captain), Andre Fletcher, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (WK), Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards, Suleiman Benn.

South Africa Squad: Graeme Smith (Captain), Jacques Kallis, Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Mark Boucher (WK), Albie Morkel, Roelof van der Merwe, Johan Botha, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn.

Stats and Trivia

South Africa will eye a sixth straight win World record which is never done by any team in Twenty20 Internationals.

South Africa have been by far the best bowling team in the tournament, conceding only 5.74 runs per over. West Indies have conceded 8.56, the third-highest in the competition.

South Africa have won two out of three games played against West Indies. All three win comes batting second.

So far in the tournament South Africa concede the 5.74 runs per over while West Indies conceded 8.56 runs per over.


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