South Africa’s World Cup squad arrives in Chennai

February 9th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Feb 9 (IANS) The South Africa team, led by Graeme Smith, among the favourites to win the cricket World Cup, arrived here Wednesday ahead of their Saturday’s warm-up match with Zimbabwe at the renovated M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.The South Africans are placed in Group B along with India, England, the West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland and the Netherlands.

The Proteas are scheduled to play the West Indies in their opening league match in New Delhi Feb 24.

The team: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Francois du Plessis, Morne van Wyk, Colin Ingram, Johan Botha, Imran Tahir, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

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