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Cricket World Twenty20, Group D, The Brit Oval 13.30
One man who surely won’t be falling into the trap of taking opposition lightly is Graeme Smith. After seeing what happened to England on Friday and watching an excellent batting performance by today’s opponents Scotland, against the Kiwi’s yesterday, Smith will surely be well on his guard to avoid any repeats today.
With no major international honours to his name so far, Smith will be feeling that this is surely a great chance for this to be his time. His team are vying with India and Australia for the title of best allround team in the World and he knows winning this tournament is a major step to gaining that recognition.
Youngsters like Steyn, de Villiers and Duminy are complementing the experience of Kallis, Boucher and Gibbs in what looks like a well balanced team with a good chance of going the whole way.
Scotland meanwhile know what is expected of them today. They need to win to have any chance of progressing and even then they will be relying on the out come of the final group match. After an impressive batting display against the Kiwi’s yesterday the Scot’s will be hoping for a repeat today but know they will have to improve their bowling and fielding to stand any chance of winning.
Scotland have won the toss and will bowl.
Match Betting Odds
South Africa are 1/20 at William Hill and Sportingbet
Scotland are 12/1 at Boylesports
For an alternative bet, top South African run scorer favourite is Graeme Smith at 11/4 with Totesport and William Hill.
Herschelle Gibbs is 7/2 with Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and Boylesports
Jacques Kallis is 7/2 with Blue Square, Ladbrokes and William Hill
AB De Villiers is 5/1 with Totesport
JP Duminy is 8/1 with 888sport and Blue Square