ICC World Twenty20: England ready for South Africa challenge

Last Updated: 29/03/14 8:02am

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England captain Stuart Broad ready to face South Africa

England captain Stuart Broad ready to face South Africa

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England captain Stuart Broad has warned his side not to get too carried away with their remarkable win against Sri Lanka as they prepare to face South Africa in Saturday's ICC World Twenty20 clash.

England have had contrasting fortunes in their first two matches so far in Bangladesh, firstly falling to a controversial Duckworth-Lewis defeat to New Zealand before producing a superb run chase to beat Sri Lanka.

Alex Hales was the hero for England as his magnificent 116 not out got them home against Sri Lanka to keep them in the tournament.

South Africa have won two of their three games so far, but have not been convincing, especially against the Netherlands when they only just got home.

However, Broad insists that it would be a huge mistake to assume the Proteas are not the force many reckoned them to be.

"South Africa probably haven't fired as you would expect in this tournament so far with the danger they've got but they had key men getting them over the line," said Broad.

The South Africans will be without captain Faf du Plessis for the game at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, after he was suspended for one match due to the Proteas' slow over-rate against the Netherlands.

The infringement is his second of the tournament, after International Cricket Council match referee Javagal Srinath revealed a two-over shortage during the South Africans' two-run win over the Black Caps.


AB de Villiers is expected to lead the team in the absence of du Plessis, with batsman Farhaan Behardien drafted in and left-hander JP Duminy promoted to number three.

South Africa are considering throwing Wayne Parnell straight into action against England just 24 hours after appearing in court in India.

The paceman was summoned to appear in a Mumbai court on Wednesday to answer charges of using illegal drugs during the Indian Premier League in 2012.

Morne Morkel and Lonwabo Tsotsobe have both been expensive in the competition, and Proteas coach Russell Domingo sees Parnell's left-arm seamers as an alternative.

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