ICC World Twenty20

England send SA into bat first

2014-03-29 15:18
AB de Villiers (AFP)

Chittagong - The Proteas have lost the toss and will bat first in their final Group 1 match of the ICC World Twenty20 against England in Chittagong on Saturday.


AB de Villiers will lead the side in Faf du Plessis' absence, which features two changes from the XI that narrowly beat the Netherlands by six runs on Thursday evening.

Farhaan Behardien comes in for du Plessis, and Wayne Parnell makes his first appearance of the tournament in the place of Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

The Proteas must win this match in order to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament.


South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Dale Steyn, Beuran Hendricks, Wayne Parnell, Imran Tahir.

England: Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad, James Tredwell, Jade Dernbach.


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