Fans can watch the India vs. South Africa cricket match live online and see if the Indian squad can enact some revenge from a disastrous tour to South Africa earlier this year.
The Indian cricket team visited South Africa during a months-long slump to start the year, dropping both One-Day International matches and a Test to the host South Africans. But that slump is now behind India, which has rolled through the ICC Twenty20 tournament unbeaten.
The streak has even allowed the India cricket team to regain its No. 1 world ICC ranking, which is had lost during the slump.
“India has moved ahead of Sri Lanka into the number-one position on the Reliance ICC T20I Team Rankings Table,” the ICC said in a statement released Wednesday.
India will look to defend its top ranking when they take on South Africa at 7 pm local time (1 pm GMT) from Dhaka.
Fans who watch the India vs. South Africa cricket match live online will see if India can seize its moment and South Africa can overcome a poor history in the T20 semifinals.
India’s players said they are not worried about what’s happened in the past, only on Friday’s showdown.
“They’ll have to use it for themselves for our advantage,” said R. Ashwin. “We are not looking at things like that or what happened in the past. If they want to do it, it’s their problem.”
1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Ajinkya Rahane/ Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Suresh Raina, 6 MS Dhoni (capt. & wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Amit Mishra, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Mohit Sharma/ Mohammed Shami
South Africa (probable)
1 Hashim Amla, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Faf du Plessis (capt.), 4 AB de Villiers, 5 JP Duminy, 6 David Miller, 7 Albie Morkel, 8 Wayne Parnell, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Beuran Hendricks/ Aaron Phangiso, 11 Imran Tahir