The following is a list of potential match-winners from the ten teams competing in Group 1 & 2, which features the West Indies, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Group 1 and India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh in Group 2:
With paceman Dale Steyn struggling with injury, the hopes of South Africa’s bowling attack will rest largely on the shoulders of leg-spinner Imran Tahir. The 36-year-old has been in the form of his life in 2016 and was the stand-out bowler in the recent T20 series against Australia and England. Born in Pakistan, Tahir broke into the Proteas’ side at a relatively late age because of issues over his eligibility, but quickly became a fans’ favourite due to his ability to turn matches. The stylish spinner wears his heart on his sleeve and is a natural entertainer, famed for his often dramatic appeals for a wicket.
Also See: South Africa Squad for T20 World Cup