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South Africa vs Afghanistan, Combined XI: World class spinners pit against destructive batters in T20 WC semis showdown

South Africa vs Afghanistan, Combined XI: World class spinners pit against destructive batters in T20 WC semis showdown

South Africa will take on Afghanistan in what will be a high-octane T20 World Cup semi-final clash in Trinidad

Underdogs Afghanistan are all set to clash with South Africa in their first-ever semi-finals of an ICC event. Rashid Khan and co. are eyeing to continue their dream run in the T20 World Cup as they anticipate a high-octane clash against the Proteas. Both sides are riding high on momentum, entering the semis with a victory off their final Super 8 fixtures.

South Africa vs Afghanistan combined XI

  1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)
    Ibrahim Zadran
    Aiden Markram (C)
    Heinrich Klaasen
    David Miller
    Azmatullah Omarzai
    Rashid Khan
    Tristian Stubbs
    Keshav Maharaj
    Marco Jansen
    Naveen-ul-Haq

Afghanistan look to ride high on momentum

Afghanistan are likely to stick to the same XI that played against Bangladesh in what was a nail-biting thriller. The side may face a setback over wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s availability for the semis clash after he picked up an injury while keeping in the game against BAN.

The ever-reliable Rashid Khan and Naveen-ul-Haq will be a part of AFG’s XI that consists of other stars including Naib, Farooqi and Zadran among others.

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South Africa face ‘choker’ battle

South Africa have had a shaky campaign so far in the T20 World Cup, with their batters having tasted more success so far. Skipper Aiden Markram’s role will be very crucial for the Proteas in their contest against Afghanistan while they will hope Heinrich Klaasen will be able to boost the momentum for the side with his big-hitting abilities. SA will be hoping to see David Miller come out all guns blazing after witnessing consistent failures in the tourney so far.

Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are expected to be instrumental for the side, given the spin favouring conditions.

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