ICC World Twenty20

NZ ask Proteas to bat

2014-03-24 11:08
Faf du Plessis (AFP)
Chittagong - South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was declared fit to face New Zealand Monday as his team were put in to bat in their Group One match in Chittagong.


Du Plessis missed South Africa's five-run defeat in their opening match against Sri Lanka on Saturday due to a hamstring injury.

He replaces batsman Farhaan Behardien in Monday's line-up.

New Zealand made no change in the side which won their first match against England via Duckworth-Lewis method on Saturday.

Sri Lanka meet the Netherlands at the same venue later Monday. England is the fifth team in the group.

Title-holders the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh form Group Two.

The top two teams from each of the group will qualify for the semi-finals. The final will be played in Dhaka on April 6.


South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf Du Plessis(captain), David Miller, Albie Morkel, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum(captain), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan.

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