Live Cricket T20 2009 T20 World Cup

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T20 world Cup - Thursday, 18-June-09, Trent Bridge, Nottingham Match Time 22:00 IST, 16:30 GMT, Semi Final 1 - South Africa vs Pakistan, Friday, 19-June-09, Kennington Oval, Match Time 22:00 IST | 16:30 GMT, Semi Final 2 - Sri Lanka vs West Indies.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

South Africa v Scotland Live Match T20 Worldcup 2009

Scotland were plagued by problems in the run up to their first game in the tournament on Saturday against New Zealand. Veteran seamer John Blain had an argument with captain Gavin Hamilton - and there is no chance of reconciliation - so he is out of the equation. So too is fast bowler Dewald Nel. Although he is strictly South African, the quickie broke a finger and he was ruled out for six weeks, and the Saltires look fairly thin on the bowling front.

The Scots actually have a fair few South Africans in their line-up and are captained by former England international Gavin Hamilton - a real one Test wonder before an attack of the yips got the better of him. He is a solid batter, as are the likes of McCallum and Coetzer.

Hamilton has seen his side lose both warm-up games. Firstly to England where they didn't play too badly, but the loss to Holland was a fairly weak display.

Meanwhile South Africa have been storming during the warm-up games, and have had a quite beautiful preparation. Three wins from three against Ireland, Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the build-up has told us what we already know about Proteas - they are a class side with a ton of experience.

Captain Graeme Smith has stated his men are in peak shape due to the fact most of the team played in the recent IPL. The likes of Gibbs, de Villiers, the Morkels, van der Merwe, Boucher and Kallis all playing, has given them a massive edge on their rivals.

South Africa have experimented with two spinners in the side against Sri Lanka - and like to take the pace off the ball. However, with the rain maybe adding some juice into the Oval wicket - it is sure to suit the Morkels and raw quickie Wayne Parnell.

Weather Conditions:

With this being the earlier game and rain forecast at the Oval, the toss will be as crucial as ever. However, it will have little impact on the result here as it is such a mismatch.

The Oval is normally a high scoring ground, with the two Twenty20 Internationals between England and the West Indies producing scores of 208, 193, 169 and 173.

South Africa are likely to bat first if they win the toss. A huge score would be expected, but it may be prudent not to get too carried away due to the weather forecast.


South Africa

AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel,Dale Steyn,Graeme Smith (C),Herschelle Gibbs,Jacques Kallis,Johan Botha,JP Duminy,Justin Ontong,Mark Boucher,Morne Morkel,Robin Peterson,Roelof van der Merwe,Wayne Parnell,Yusuf Abdulla


Colin Smith,Craig Wright,Dewald Nel,Fraser Watts,Gavin Hamilton,
Glenn Rogers,Gordon,Drummond,Jan Stander,Kyle Coetzer,Majid Haq,Navdeep Poonia,Neil McCallum,Richard Berrington,Ryan Watson,Calum MacLeod

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