By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Sep 17, 2012
New Zealand captain Ross Taylor won the toss and put South Africa to bat first in their World Twenty20 Championship warm-up match at Colombo on Monday.
New Zealand lost their last warm-up match against Australia on Saturday after side stumbled quickly while chasing the target set by the opposition. Skipper Ross Taylor was the top scorer for the Black Caps.
The Kiwis came back from the Indian tour, where they managed to win the only T20 match played against India. The visitors won by 1 run.
South Africa, who are coming from the English tour, lost the T20 series against England.
Yet, the Proteas will look to challenge the Black Caps, especially after Richard Levi won ICC's 'Twenty20 International Performance of the Year' award for equalling West Indian Chris Gayle's record highest score of 117 during the tour of New Zealand earlier this year.
He made the fastest Twenty20 International century of all time (off 45 balls) and also hit the most sixes ever in a T20 innings (13).
New Zealand: Ross Taylor (c), James Franklin, Ronnie Hira, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori, Kane Williamson, Doug Bracewell, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (wk), Kyle Mills, Rob Nicol, Tim Southee, BJ Watling
South Africa: Richard Levi, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Jacques Kallis, Jean-Paul Duminy, Hashim Amla, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, AB de Villiers (wk & c), Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Johan Botha, Dale Steyn