Proteas wait on duo
South Africa are crossing their fingers that captain Faf du Plessis and pace spearhead Dale Steyn are fit for their World Twenty20 curtain-raiser against Sri Lanka.
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Both men are battling hamstring injuries, with Du Plessis missing both his side's warm-up matches and Steyn completing just 2.2 overs against Bangladesh A before pulling up.
The pair are key to the Proteas' hopes for the competition and, although things are heading in the right direction with both men taking part in training on the eve of the match, no decision will be made before a late fitness test just before the toss.
"It's been a pretty intense week for Dale and myself trying to make sure we are 100 per cent ready for the game," admitted Du Plessis.
"As of now we are still assessing. We both will do a fitness test on Saturday to see where we are.
"We seem to be okay, but we will have a look at it in the morning."
Sri Lanka go into the tournament as the number one side in the world in the shortest format, but South Africa came out on top when the teams last met and Du Plessis takes confidence from that.
"We toured Sri Lanka not too long ago and we beat them in T20s," he said.
"Conditions there really suited their style of bowling because they have good spinners and once again it will be crucial how we play spin.
"They have other match-winners, so it's about making sure on the day that you bring your best."
Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal is confident his men can do well in familiar conditions and will not be weighed down by their ranking.
"We don't have any pressure as the number one team," he said.
"We played two months ago here, we are familiar with the conditions here and how the wicket behaves.
"We also played in the Asia Cup not long ago. We will try to make the most of our recent experience here."