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DELHI (Staff Report) – South Africa is today (Monday) set to face off Sri Lanka in the last Super 10 round match at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi

The match will begin at 7:30pm (Indian Standard Time) and 7:00pm (Pakistan Standard Time).

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Sri Lanka Squad:

Angelo Mathews (c), Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne.

South Africa Squad:

Faf du Plessis (c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, David Wiese

The result of the match will not affect any forthcoming fixtures as four teams, India, West Indies, England and New Zealand, have already qualified for semifinals.

The Super 10 round comprised of 18 games, where two groups of fives teams each fought each other to qualify for semifinals.

New Delhi and Mumbai will host the semi-finals on 30 and 31 March, respectively, while Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be the venue of the 3 April finals. The women’s semi-finals and final will be followed by the men’s knock-out matches. There is a reserve day for the finals.

Previously, Bangladesh and Afghanistan qualified for the Super 10 round, remaining top teams of two groups in the qualifying round.

 

The men’s event will carry a total prize money of $5.6million, which is an 86 per cent increase from the 2014 tournament, while the total prize money for the women’s event is $400,000, which is a 122 per cent increase from the Bangladesh event.