South Africa registered a narrow win in their previous match © Getty Images
Mar 27, 2014
Netherlands take on South Africa in the 21st match of the ICC World T20 2014 tournament at Chittagong on Thursday. South Africa would look to boost their net-run-rate with a big win against struggling qualifier Netherlands in a Group 1 Super 10 match.
After scraping to a narrow two-run win over New Zealand, riding on heroics of Dale Steyn, South Africa now have a chance to improve on the negative net run-rate (-0.075) as they are unlikely to be challenged by the minnows.
With one defeat and a win, South Africa are placed third with two points and tomorrow is their chance to move up before they face more serious challenge in England on Saturday.
New Zealand too are on two points with similar results but they are placed second due to a better NRR (+0.276).
Sri Lanka are sitting pretty on top with two wins and the fight for the second place is three-way among South Africa, New Zealand and England.
Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Michael Swart, Wesley Barresi (wk), Tom Cooper, Peter Borren (c), Ben Cooper, Mudassar Bukhari, Logan van Beek, Pieter Seelaar, Ahsan Malik, Timm van der Gugten.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), AB De Villiers, JP Duminy, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir.
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ICC World T20 2014 Points Table and Team Standings
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