These spinners might have to play another crucial role, if India is to reach the finals of the competition. The South African players are not comfortable playing spinners, so, India need to take advantage of this fact. Having said that, they too have some of the best batsmen in world cricket such as Duminy, De Villiers and Amla along with the batting exploits of David Miller and Albe Morkel. So, these batsmen are enough to scare the Indian team.
South Africa also has a good bowling line up, with their forte lying in the pace department. These bowlers are aware of India's weakness against short-pitched bowling, so, it would not be surprising if these bowlers try some chin music, provided the pitch allows them. Pitches in the sub-continent are conducive to spin bowling, hence they might have to pin their hopes on Imran Tahir and Duminy to control the Indian batsmen.
The match between these two giants might be decided by the spinners in their respective sides. A simple look on the team sheet reflects India to be a stronger side, but the format of T20 is such that the team, which plays well on the day has a greater chance of winning the match.
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