Table toppers India will take on second-placed South Africa in the 37th match of the tournament at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday. After qualifying for the semifinal, India will want to carry the winning impetus whereas the Proteas will want to confirm their semifinal qualification.
South Africa has come up with an impressive batting show and they will look to continue the good show. We look at the current form, head-to-head, players to look out for, and squads of both teams in our match preview.
Current form for India: W W W W W
India has been on a roll as they have won their last seven matches and they have ticked the right boxes. The hosts have been clinical in their performances with both bat and ball and they will not want to take their foot off the pedal.
Current form for South Africa: W W W W L
After losing against the Netherlands, the Proteas have won four matches on the bounce and have shown their worth. South Africa has been a force with the bat and their top as well as the middle order will want to carry the good form.
Head to Head: Matches: 90, Won by South Africa: 50, Won by India: 37, NR: 3.
South Africa holds the advantage in H2H against India.
Players to look out for: KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj will hold the key for Team India.
Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Temba Bavuma, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, and Keshav Maharaj will be important players for the Proteas.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.