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South Africa, New Zealand cricket teams gear up for Twenty20 matches

February 15, 2012

This weekend, New Zealand and South Africa will go head-to-head in a series of cricket matches that could be a deciding factor for the upcoming World Twenty20 tournament this fall. According to The New Zealand Herald, the New Zealand team is not worried about the match, as South Africa's team is largely made up of newer players. However, their opponents see this as an advantage.

"We've got some guys we're excited about, some new players that have done very well domestically," South African cricket coach Gary Kirsten told Yahoo Sport New Zealand. "That's how we want to move with our cricket, giving the younger guys a crack and an opportunity on the international stage. If we can broaden the base of our squad, it can only be good for us."

The first of three matches will take place at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, on Friday. South African cricket fans working or studying in New Zealand can use international phone cards to make calls to South Africa and share the latest updates on the games with their friends.


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