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Proteas and Kiwis All Set for Action in Shortest Format at Kingsmead in Durban

August 13
11:19 2015

nz vs. saNew Delhi, Thursday, August 13 – South Africa and New Zealand are ready for the action as the first match between them is to be held at Kingsmead, Durban, on Friday, August 14. The visitors were a step ahead when faced each other during semifinals of the cricket carnival.

Story could be same as well since they defeated Zimbabwe in only T20 international last week. But at the same time, possibility of witnessing a vice-versa contest is also on the cards as opponents are strong this time. Registering win will be important for both Proteas and the Kiwis. South African were on the tour of Bangladesh recently where they got victories in 20-20 over games but left in sheer shock after the rising star of cricket beat them by 2-1 in ODI series.

With some good and bad experiences, the host is supposed to emerge stronger. A number of South African cricketers like AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn and others could be dangerous. And New Zealand are aware of both seen and unseen challenges. When they landed in South African turf to contest in T20 along with 3-match One-Day International series, objective is to do their bit and go back home with memorable triumphs in pocket.

Both playing XIs are robust when it comes to face each other, no matter what’s the location and time. Kingsmead is set to host the opening contest and likely to get jam-packed. The semifinalists of World Cup, which took place this year, would love to display healthy challenge in the ‘soon to start’ tournament as the one played at Eden Park in Auckland, where the two battled to book a berth in Grand Finale. Whoever watched that match live will not be able to forget even a bit of it for several years to come.

JP Duminy, the game changer, is to miss T20 series against the Kiwis and this may pose some problem on South Africa. But still the team could do well having other talented players housing potential to go for biggies and boundaries, well suiting the format. New Zealand are also robust having Corey Anderson, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan and Ross Taylor in the team. Actual picture over inclusion of players will be cleared after some time. As of now, fans eye humongous entertainment during the weekend.

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