Faf du Plessis says India are favourites in World Twenty20 semis versus South Africa

Faf du Plessis wants Proteas to get their basics right. Friday's ICC World Twenty20 semi-final will be the eighth head-to-head T20 International meeting between the two sides, with India winning five out of the previous seven.

updated: April 04, 2014 11:37 IST
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South African captain, Faf du Plessis, has a simple recipe for success in the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final against India on Friday: key decision-making during pressure situations. The Proteas face another knock-out situation in an ICC event, and will be keeping it simple in search of the elusive silverware.

"We have felt it a couple of times before that it was our time and that didn't work out," Faf du Plessis said at his pre-match press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. "To be honest with you, India is still regarded as favourites. We have almost been playing as underdogs; no one really gave us a chance before the tournament. (Also read: Yuvraj declared fit to play)

"We have been playing really well as a team," he highlighted. "We have had different guys performing in each game, so we are not relying on a particular individual. It is a high pressure game, it will be important to play the key moments well and to make the right decisions at crucial times, if we do that we will come out on top." (Related: India face selection woes)

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