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South Africa desperately seeking momentum in limited overs cricket © Getty Images

Jan 11, 2015

South Africa will take on West Indies in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at Johannesburg on Sunday. The visitors are currently 1-0 up in the three-match series, thanks to a Chris Gayle show at Cape Town on Friday and a victory over here will secure the series for them. Gayle powered West Indies to a victory over the hosts in the first T20I and that had boosted the moral of the whole West Indies team after the Test series defeat. Follow Live Blog of the match here

For South Africa, it is high time. They are desperately seeking momentum in limited overs cricket after the T20 and One-Day International (ODI) series recently. T20 skipper Faf du Plessis will look towards their batsmen to take more of a responsibility this time around. Also it will be important for player like JP Duminy, who is making a comeback from injury, to find form early. Read PREVIEW of the match here

In bowling, Imran Tahir had a good outing in the last game. Now its time for bowler like Aaron Phangiso, Wayne Parnell, Marchant de Lange to raise their hands up for the sake of the team. Against a power packed side like West Indies, especially in limited overs cricket, this young attack, which doesn’t have the names like Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn, will definitely be tested.


South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Morne van Wyk (wk), Kyle Abbott, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, JP Duminy, Charl Langeveldt, Aaron Phangiso, Wayne Parnell, Marchant de Lange, David Wiese, Farhaan Behardien, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Justin Ontong.

West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Andre Fletcher, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Ashley Nurse, Jason Holder, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith, Andre Russell.

Time: 16:00 GMT | 18:30 IST

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