South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday.
South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in the series opener, exhibiting a greater degree of ruthlessness than South Africa did in winning a three-match one-day series against the hosts in Bulawayo last week.
Dane Piedt became the second South African in 126 years to take a wicket with his first ball in test cricket but said it was not his most memorable scalp of the day and that he could have played better.
Languishing at the bottom of the table, Delhi Daredevils need a miracle of sorts to make the knock-outs and leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who is set to make his IPL debut, is hoping to use his experience of playing on sub-continent wickets to get the team out of doldrums.
With their spin cupboard almost bare in the ongoing Indian Premier League, Delhi Daredevils in all likelihood will rope in South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir to bolster their slow bowling department after paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile got injured.
Now that the dust has settled on Sri Lanka`s maiden World Twenty20 triumph in Bangladesh, leg-spinners across the world can raise a toast to a craft that shone against a barrage of power-hitting over the past three weeks.
In the second semifinal of the ICC World Twenty20, India will lock horns with South Africa on Friday at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. So far, the spinners have played a major role in the fifth-edition of coveted tournament and are expected to play a crucial in today`s game as well.