World Twenty20: South Africa's 'special weapon' against India
Ahead of their game against India, South African players decided to go hard at their training.
Team South Africa added a 'potent weapon' to their arsenal ahead of their ICC World Twenty20 semifinal clash against India. <br><br>With an eye on winning their first WT20 title, the Proteas got valuable tips from one of the best cricketing minds in the world. (All images courtesy AFP and AP)
Legendary Aussie spinner Shane Warne (right) paid a surprise visit when the South African team came out for their practice session.
He is believed to have shared tips with the players - with spinner Imran Tahir specifically. <br><br>In conditions where spinners are expected to play a major role, it may well tip the balance in favour of the Proteas.
Warne has extensive experience of playing against India and in the sub-continent. His knowledge - gathered over a long and illustrious career - can bolster South Africa's chances. <br><br>He is seen here with pacer Morne Morkel who would be helping Dale Steyn in 'bullying' Indian batsmen.
Steyn - regarded the world's best bowler - will be raring to fire on all cylinders against India. <br><br>Even the most ferocious machines need to cool down. Steyn is no different and is seen here battling the heat in Dhaka.
International stars are expected to adjust to conditions. <br><br>And there is no reason why the adjustment cannot be fun. <br><br>AB de Villiers and Wayne Parnell share a light moment as they take a break from their hard training session.
The South African team is seen here enjoying a game of football after training.
Coach Russell Domingo also displays his football skills.<br><br> While he seems to be having his fair share of fun, Domingo would know that his side has won only once in four WT20 meetings against India - a statistic he would be hoping changes come Friday.