Amla: Proteas will not take Afghanistan lightly


South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has warned his teammates not to take Afghanistan lightly when the two sides clash in their World T20 Super 10 game in Mumbai on Sunday.

The Proteas will go into the game as heavy favourites to knock over the Asian side but Amla saw some exciting things when Afghanistan ran Sri Lanka close in their previous match but ultimately lost by six wickets.

Afghanistan posted a competitive 153 for seven and lost with only seven balls to spare, and Amla will not be taking the Associate side for granted.

Amla said: "We can't take any team for granted. Saw the way Afghanistan played against Sri Lanka (in the first Super 10 game). We don't take them for granted at all.

"We know we have to play our best cricket. The shorter the format the more chances a minnow team has of upstaging a strong team.

"They are a good team, have been playing some exciting cricket. We don't take them lightly."

The Proteas lost their opening game against England on Friday as their opponents chased down a record score of 230 to win by two wickets.

Asked if the Proteas will make any changes for the clash against Afghanistan, Amla told reporters on Saturday that the best team played against the the Three Lions.

Amla said: "The team yesterday is still the best team and us scoring 229 (for six) was pretty good in this type of ground. I think I know that the captain always tried to play best 11 suited to the venue."