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South Africa v Afghanistan: How to watch, TV channel, start time, head-to-head stats and team news

Afghanistan sealed their place in the T20 World Cup semi-finals with dramatic wins over Australia and Bangladesh and they will be bidding to upset unbeaten South Africa in the last four on Thursday.

The Afghan players face a quick turnaround after their nerve-jangling victory over the Tigers, but a first global semi-final appearance will no doubt motivate them highly.

South Africa v Afghanistan

How to watch South Africa v Afghanistan and TV channel

The South Africa v Afghanistan match is live on bet365's Sports Live Streaming, as well as Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK.

South Africa v Afghanistan start time, date and venue

The match starts at 01:30 UK time on Thursday 27th June and it is taking place at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad.

South Africa v Afghanistan stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

The Proteas have won the only two T20 international meetings with Afghanistan and those victories came at the T20 World Cups in 2010 and 2016.

The Afghans have progressed significantly since their last defeat to South Africa. They thrashed New Zealand by 84 runs in Group C and claimed a famous 21-run win over Australia in the Super 8 stage.

Afghanistan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz is the tournament's leading batsman, with 281 runs in seven innings, but Gurbaz and his team-mates face an in-form Proteas side who have won all seven of their matches in the tournament. 

South Africa v Afghanistan head-to-head record (H2H)

South Africa wins

2

Ties or no results

0

Afghanistan wins

0

*H2H stats refer to T20 internationals

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South Africa v Afghanistan team news

South Africa team news

Left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi replaced paceman Ottneil Baartman for the crucial Super 8 victory over the West Indies.

However, fast bowlers did most of the damage in the four Group B matches in Tarouba, so Baartman may earn a recall.

Afghanistan team news

The Afghans have a quick turnaround after Tuesday's win over Bangladesh, but they are likely to be unchanged.

Gulbadin Naib recovered from cramp to take a vital late wicket against the Tigers and 10 members of the Afghan squad have played at least six of their seven matches at this tournament.

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