Proteas World Cup semi-final

Proteas reach World Cup semi-final.Image: @ProteasMenCSA/X

When do Proteas play their T20 World Cup semi-final match; Opponents REVEALED!!

Unbeaten Proteas have an easier T20 World Cup semi-final encounter this week but Aiden Markram and his team can’t take anything for granted.

Proteas World Cup semi-final

Proteas reach World Cup semi-final.Image: @ProteasMenCSA/X

The Proteas will play Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup semi-final on Thursday.

This comes after Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by eight runs following a Duckworth Lewis method on Tuesday morning. The other semi-final will see title holders England facing India on Thursday.

The Proteas, unbeaten in the T20 World Cup, reached the semi-finals by beating host West Indies by 3 wickets. Multiple Titans spinner Tabraiz Shamsi took 3 wickets for just 27 runs to restrict the Windies to just 135 runs in 20 overs. With the overs reduced to 17, the Proteas reached 124 to win the match.

After the World Cup sem-final match, Proteas Aiden Markram admitted his side could have killed the game earlier.

“I think we would have liked to have been a lot more convincing in getting the job done,” Markram said afterwards.

“We didn’t take care of those partnerships to get us closer and kill the game. We were probably looking to kill the game too early.

“I’m a big fan of guys wanting to take the game on and to kill it early, but we have to weigh it up on the night and tonight we peaked a little early,” Markram said.

Proteas to play Afghanistan in T20 World Cup semi-final

“Having left out the seamer [Ottneil Baartman], we felt we needed a few extra overs of spin in the power play and immediately it started spinning. That’s when I felt we needed to bowl as much spin as we could on this track. The wicket was helping us,” the South African captain said.

South Africa reach another semi-final of an ICC event

The Proteas will play in yet another World Cup semi-final on Thursday morning at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy. The match starts at 02:00. Rob Walter’s men have won seven out of seven matches in this tournament and are favourites to claim to T20 World Cup alongside India. Afghanistan have been impressive this tournament but South Africa should be too strong.