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SA banking on strong batting line-up

South Africa skipper Faf Du Plessis says his team’s batting firepower is dangerous for the rivals at the World Twenty20 as they gear up to clash with England, here on Friday.

Du Plessis said the team has enjoyed success at the Wankhede stadium and those good memories will spur them on to put up another good show. “Definitely, AB (De Villiers) is in good form at the moment and playing some good cricket. And past performances play a massive role when you come to the ground. As few of us did well against India in the final match in ODI series (played at the Wankhede stadium), and you use that to reflect on and try to repeat that performance,” Du Plessis told reporters at the pre-match media conference.

He said not only AB de Villiers but other batsmen in the side are also in good form. “Looking forward to see what AB (De Villiers) does for us in the tournament, but as I mentioned we have a few guys who are looking good and whole batting line up looks in good form and it is a dangerous sign for the opposition, it s just about putting together on the day,” Du Plessis said.

The 31-year-old though said the teams in their group England, Sri Lanka, West Indies are tough -- and they need to grab the momentum early.
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