Friday, March 11, 2011

India Vs South Africa - Match Preview

India v South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

After squandering the golden opportunity to experiment with the bowling against The Irish and the Dutch, India now face South Africa next.

Considering that India struggled to win their last two matches chasing against modest teams, the batsmen would be eager to put up a good show in this match. The bowlers too will be under pressure as the Proteas will surely look to attack the weak Indian bowling line-up. India has had their share of problems both in batting and in bowling (their fielding is also nothing to write home about) and this match will give them a stern test.

The South Africans, on the other hand, after losing to England (or was it choking???) will be looking to make amends and put in a solid performance against one of the pre tournament favorites. Their bowling has been exceptional in all the three games but they will miss the services of the talented mystery spinner Imran Tahir. The batting too looks in good form with all Amla, Duminy and De Villiers in run scoring mode.

All in all this promises to be a keen contest between bat and ball between the two pre-tournament favorites which everyone is awaiting…

Key Battles to look out for in the match between India v South Africa on this Saturday, the 12th of March 2011 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur

1. Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel Vs Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag

2. Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla VS Hashim Amla, Kallis, De Villiers

3. Indian fielding Vs South African fielding

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