The cricket world is buzzing with anticipation as the World Cup qualifiers begin in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, and the final between India and South Africa takes place in Delhi on Sunday.
The match between the two sides will be played at the Delhi Cricket Stadium, home of India’s cricket team, and will be the first cricket World Cup match played at home.
In order to take advantage of the favourable conditions, India will have to be confident that the game is a good preparation for their semi-final against South African side.
While the home team will be able to control the match, South Africa can’t do that.
The hosts will need to be very confident of winning the match and then being able to move on to the semi-finals.
India, who have been playing in the UAE for the last two years, is aiming to make it out of the group stages, where they are currently tied with South Africa, with a win in the final would put them in the runner-up spot.
The team has already made a strong start to the World Cups qualifying campaign, and now they will have another chance to make a mark.
India are set to face South Africa in the semi final and then a final in Dubai against a team that has lost three consecutive matches.
This is not the team that the Indian cricket team is used to playing, so there is a lot of anticipation and a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.
Here is what to watch out for in the match:India will play with a team which is ranked third in the world by ICC.
However, South African is ranked the fourth best team in the ICC rankings, so the team is looking to make sure that they are prepared to fight for a top-four spot in the tournament.
South Africa’s team has struggled with their fielding, with captain Rangana Herath and second batsman Mahela Jayawardene both having dropped scores in the past three matches.
It has also been the case that they have conceded a lot in the last couple of months.
South African has also had a very good run in the matches that they played in the home series against Australia, losing only two of their five matches in the series.
If India can put up a good performance in this match, they will be very dangerous.
However, there is one big difference between India’s home and away fixtures.
In India, the home matches are played in a warmer climate.
India will be facing a hot and humid India and they will need their batsmen to be more mobile.
It is a great opportunity for the South African batsmen as they are not used to facing such a demanding climate.
However the second Test in Dubai will be held at a warmer, drier India and the South Africans will have the chance to come out on top, as it will be one of the hottest matches in world cricket.
India have been on the back foot all year and now it will give them a huge boost in their quest for the title.
South Africans will need a strong performance from all of their players, especially their two wicket-takers, who will be aiming for their first World Cup triumph.
They will need all their best to take on India in Dubai.