Windies, Proteas clash for semi-final slot today


CARDIFF: West Indies and South Africa are all set to fight for grabbing the semi-final spot in ICC Champions Trophy here Friday.

Rain fell consistently throughout Wednesday and Thursday and more showers are forecast for match day with a window of clear weather predicted only between 2pm and 5pm.

That could be enough to squeeze in a 20-over shootout, but both teams will want more than that. Should play take place, the moisture is likely to make conditions conducive for the pacers.

The ground has seen one run-fest between India and South Africa and one low-scoring scuffle between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, but both took place before the rains. So fairly fresh conditions can be expected for this match.

South Africa squad

AB de Villiers*†, HM Amla, F Behardien, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, CA Ingram, RK Kleinveldt, R McLaren, DA Miller, CH Morris, AN Petersen, RJ Peterson, AM Phangiso, DW Steyn, LL Tsotsobe

West Indies squad

DJ Bravo*, D Ramdin†, TL Best, DM Bravo, J Charles, CH Gayle, JO Holder, SP Narine, KA Pollard, R Rampaul, KAJ Roach, DJG Sammy, MN Samuels, RR Sarwan, DS Smith.

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