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Proteas ready to take on the world

Written by Albert Pule

Sport, arts and culture

Fresh from their Twenty20 International series win over England, the Proteas will compete with the best Twenty20 playing nations in the upcoming Twenty20 International World Cup.

South African cricketer AB de Villiers.The tournament will be played across seven cities in India from 8 March to 3 April.

The Twenty20 International World Cup, in its sixth edition, will see the world’s big hitters trying to wrestle the trophy from the defending champions Sri Lanka who won the 2014 edition after beating India in the final.

As in the 2014 edition, it will will feature 16 teams. Ten teams qualified automatically through their status as full members of the International Cricket Council, while the other six teams qualified through the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier.

Two groups, of five teams each, will participate in the tournament. The top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals and the winner of each semifinal will meet each other in the final.

The Proteas will play in the second round and will be in Group A alongside defending champions Sri Lanka, England, West Indies and the winner of the first round in Group B.

Fixtures:

South Africa v/s England

Date: 18 March 2016
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

South Africa v/s Winner Group B

Date: 20 March 2016
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

South Africa v/s West Indies

Date: 25 March 2016
Venue:  Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

South Africa v/s Sri Lanka

Date: 28 March 2016
Venue:  Kotla, Delhi

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