India win toss, bat against South Africa at T20 World Cup

By: AFP
Published: 04:44 PM, 30 Oct, 2022
India win toss, bat against South Africa at T20 World Cup
Caption: South African players celebrate fall of an Indian wicket.
Stay tuned with 24 News HD Android App
Get it on Google Play

India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat against South Africa in Perth on Sunday in a battle of unbeaten sides bidding for a semi-final spot at the Twenty20 World Cup.

India made one change from their win against the Netherlands with Deepak Hooda coming in for Axar Patel in the second match of a double-header at the Perth stadium.

India edged out Pakistan in their opening match and a third win would boost their hopes of sealing one of the two final-four places in Group 2.

South Africa, led by Temba Bavuma, are a point behind table-toppers India and Bangladesh after a washout against Zimbabwe and a thumping victory over Bangladesh.

The Proteas selected an extra pace bowler in Lungi Ngidi on a pacy and bouncy pitch, which earlier witnessed Pakistan restrict the Netherlands to 91-9 and win by six wickets.

Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi misses out for South Africa, who have never won a cricket World Cup.

India: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh

South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma (capt), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

Umpires: Langton Rusere (ZIM), Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

TV Umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)

Match Referee: David Boon (AUS)

Categories : Latest, T20 World Cup
AFP

Agence France-Presse is an international news agency.