As the ICC Twenty20 2016 Tournament continues on, some big matches are coming the fans’ way and the Super 10 stage is plowing on. Two important matches take place on Sunday and the first is between South Africa and Afghanistan. Right now, both teams desperately need the win and whoever takes the loss will find themselves in an 0-2 hole.
In the Super 10 stage, Afghanistan didn’t start things off well as they lost by six wickets to Sri Lanka on Thursday in Kolkata. That was a huge change from how things had gone in the Group Stage when Afghanistan won three matches by defeating Scotland, Hong Kong, and Zimbabwe in rather convincing fashion.
South Africa’s first match in the Super 10 Stage happened just on Friday and it was a loss to England by two wickets. It was a game of cricket where bowlers were made essentially irrelevant, according to Cricbuzz.
England was trying to rebound from a big loss to the West Indies, and South Africa merely couldn’t keep up with the strength of England’s batting prowess.
South Africa’s JP Duminy knows that the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament is far from over, but that doesn’t mean they can just sit back and relax. Things need to change now and as The National reports, it’s going to start on Sunday with the game against Afghanistan.
“There’s a long way to go in this tournament and we obviously as a team are now under the pump and we have to pretty much win every game.”
The match on Sunday is one that both teams need to take very seriously even though there is still around a week and a half left in the tournament. Neither team has won a match yet as they’ve both lost their first in Super 10, and they don’t want to fall further into the cellar of Group 1.
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016
Time: 15:00 local time (9:30 a.m. GMT and 5:30 a.m. ET)
Location: Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
Both teams have their strengths and they are capable of winning the match on Sunday, but they will need to have a line-up in that’s going to take control early and hold it. Some things, such as the weather or condition of the pitch, aren’t in their control, though.
ESPN Cric Info reports that the pitch of Wankhede Stadium is a run-producing dream. In the last four innings, it has provided a whopping 824 runs. There is not going to be any issues with dew on the pitch, and it’s going to be up to the teams to win, not the outstanding factors.
If you’re looking to watch the big match between South Africa and Afghanistan in the World Twenty20 2016 Tournament on Sunday, there are a couple of ways. You can go to Star Sports as they will be live streaming the game as it happens, and that is always a good way to watch.
There are some other options too, but some are for a fee, depending on where you are in the world:
South Africa needs a big win. Afghanistan needs a big win. The two teams will need to play like they are in the finals of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 Tournament because an 0-2 hole could be impossible to climb out of. Fans in attendance will experience and feel all the action, but if you can’t make it, then make sure to catch it streaming live online.
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