India v South Africa 2011 Cricket World Cup: Live Streaming and Match Preview

A battle of two cricket titans as hosts, and favourites, India will want to secure a quarter-final place with a win over South Africa.

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The toss is not likely to be very crucial as South Africa might prefer to bat first, India are likely to chase.

Venue: Vidharbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

The pitch tends to offer help for seamers, which could play into South Africa’s hands.

Team News

India: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Ashish Nehra

India will be inclined to go in with three pacers, especially as Piyush Chawla is struggling and Harbhajan Singh will get the nod ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Jean Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Morne van Wyk, Robin Peterson,Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel,Lonwabo Tsotsobe Ashwin.

Imran Tahir’s broken finger means he will not play against the best players of spin in the world. He will be replaced by the left-arm seamer Lonwabo Tsotsobe.


A win for India and they can book their place in the quarter-finals. A defeat for South Africa and elimination becomes a possibility for the Proteas.

India are still unbeaten in the competition, but South Africa looked stronger until their defeat to England

India bat deeper than South Africa, but Graeme Smith has the better balanced bowling attack.

It is set for an epic battle that could go either way. Money is on South Africa to win and blow open this group.

Key Men

Yuvraj Singh – Dangerous with bat and ball, the Proteas will want to keep him quiet

Dale Steyn – Has the pace to put the all-star Indian batting line-up under pressure.

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