West Indies bowl first against S. Africa at World T20


Nagpur (India) (AFP)

West Indies won the toss and chose to field first against South Africa in their crunch World Twenty20 match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Friday.

A win for the West Indies would see them qualify for the semi-finals while South Africa, sitting third in Group One after a loss and a victory, can ill afford to lose.

The Proteas made two changes to the team that beat Afghanistan by 37 runs in Mumbai on Sunday.

Left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw and slow bowler Aaron Phangiso come in, with JP Duminy, who has a hamstring injury, and Kyle Abbott dropping out.

The West Indies stuck with the same side that defeated Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Chris Gayle will return to the top of the Windies' batting order if he gets through fielding unscathed.

He tweaked his hamstring against Sri Lanka and didn't bat but his been declared fit to face South Africa.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris, David Miller, Rilee Rossouw, Kagiso Rabada, David Wiese, Aaron Phangiso

West Indies: Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Dinesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (capt), Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn.

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

Reserve umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)