Nagpur: West Indies captain Darren Sammy will be confidently aiming for a semifinal spot at the World Twenty20 when the 2012 champions take on South Africa in a Group 1 match on Friday.
West Indies have recorded convincing victories against England and Sri Lanka on contrasting pitches in Mumbai and Bangalore and Sammy believes his side can maintain its momentum. Victory would assure West Indies of a place in the semi-finals, even before their fourth and last group game against Afghanistan on Sunday.
“We have six steps to the Cup, we’ve taken two, tomorrow is about taking one more step toward our goal and that step is South Africa,” he said.
Mystery surrounds how the wicket will behave as it has been covered for the last two days under baking sun in Nagpur.
If the wicket suits spinners like it did in the match between India and New Zealand, Sammy has Samuel Badree and Suleiman Ben to pose challenges for the strong South Africa side.