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Thread: *Official* Match 7 - South Africa v West Indies

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    *Official* Match 7 - South Africa v West Indies

    South Africa v West Indies
    Thu Feb 24

    Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
    09:00 GMT | 14:30 local | 20:00 EST | 19:30 CST | 17:00 WST

    South Africa Squad

    Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Colin Ingram, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne van Wyk (wicketkeeper)

    West Indies Squad

    Darren Sammy (captain), Sulieman Benn, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kirk Edwards, Chris Gayle, Nikita Miller, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith, Devon Thomas (wicketkeeper)

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    Finally a match thread about SA.
    SA to win by 50 runs plus or 6 wickets
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    I'm reminded of this game: 1st Match: South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Feb 9, 2003 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

    That was one of my favourite World Cup matches. I hope tomorrow's clash is of similar quality.

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    Losing Barath is a blow and Gayle’s got a pretty poor WC record as well. Though he averages well against South Africa away from home and the last time he faced South Africa in India in a ODI (Champions Trophy Semi Final 2006) he scored 133 N/O. Big tournament for Pollard, done nothing in Windies colours.

    Was talk that South Africa may go in with 3 frontline spinners tomorrow but I think they will play it conservatively and just go in with Botha and Robbie P. Botha despite doing nothing with the ball against India and in the warm-ups going by the quotes he has given is untouchable. Interested to see who bats 6, neither Faf, Ingram or van Wyk had a real hit in the warm-ups or a chance to show they could finish.
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    What will SA's lineup look like?

    Smith
    Amla
    Kallis
    De Villiers
    Duminy
    Du Plessis/van Wyk
    Botha
    Steyn
    Peterson/Tahir
    Morkel
    Tsotsobe

    Good lineup that, but a bit short on lower-order batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    What will SA's lineup look like?

    Smith
    Amla
    Kallis
    De Villiers
    Duminy
    Du Plessis/van Wyk
    Botha
    Steyn
    Peterson/Tahir
    Morkel
    Tsotsobe

    Good lineup that, but a bit short on lower-order batting.
    Something like that though Ingram could bat 6 and Robbie P will bat above Steyn. P has scored FC and OD hundreds and opened in limited overs cricket domestically and internationally. On batting alone he has to play with no Albie or McLaren in the 15 and with Parnell's batting not coming on quick enough.

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    The first "proper" match of this World Cup. Let's hope it is a very close and exciting match. My gut feeling is that South Africa will win it without too many hiccups. West Indies don't really have the bowlers to trouble a team like South Africa.
    Last edited by Blaze 18; 23-02-2011 at 01:24 AM.

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    thankfully the over rated hack Miller is not in SA plans anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Something like that though Ingram could bat 6 and Robbie P will bat above Steyn. P has scored FC and OD hundreds and opened in limited overs cricket domestically and internationally. On batting alone he has to play with no Albie or McLaren in the 15 and with Parnell's batting not coming on quick enough.
    Is Ingram really good enough though? I think Van Wyk is someone who has been hard done by the selectors over the years, he has got a lot of ability and I certainly can see him doing a lot better than either du Plessis or Ingram.

    Won't be a bad idea to bat him at #3 as he has the ability to play big shots and having someone like him in the top order would certainly help.

    This is the side that I see Saffers going in with for the game against the Windies.

    #Amla
    #Smith
    #Van Wyk
    #Kallis
    #AB
    #Duminy
    #Botha
    #Peterson/Tahir
    #Steyn
    #Morkel
    #Tsotobe

    Can see the Saffers giving a real hiding to the West Indians, but frankly speaking if the West Indies really use their resources smartly (which I doubt they won't) then there is enough in their arsenal to beat any team.

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    I hope Tahir plays.
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    I like Van Wyk kid.
    He looked OK in his short stint.
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    Graeme Smith
    Hashim Amla
    Jacques Kallis
    Coling Ingram / Morne van Wyk
    AB de villiers
    JP Duminy
    Johan Botha
    Imran Tahir
    Dale Steyn
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    This looks an ideal team for SAF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    I'm reminded of this game: 1st Match: South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Feb 9, 2003 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

    That was one of my favourite World Cup matches. I hope tomorrow's clash is of similar quality.
    What a match that was. At 25 overs WI were around 65 or so and the they just blasted off. Was a super start to the WC.

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    South Africa is the best at the moment.
    But on other hand we can not forget West Indies

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