Aussie skipper Daniel Brettig and South Africa’s Cameron Bancroft, who has captained his country in the previous two tournaments, are among the six players selected for the semi-finals.

The Australian team is expected to be coached by former World Cup-winning captain Michael Clarke.

It will be coached for the first time by his nephew, Shaun Clarke, who was captain of the Australian team that beat the New Zealanders in the World Cup final.

The top-four teams in the Asian Group, which includes Australia, China, India and Pakistan, are locked in a battle to advance to the semi finals.

The semi-final matches will be played on Thursday and Friday.

Australia, which beat the South African team in the semi, is set to be boosted by the return of injured skipper Josh Hazlewood, who suffered a calf injury in the last two games.

He will not be able to play until Saturday.

Pakistan, which defeated India by seven wickets in the quarterfinals, has been boosted by their return to the international arena, with their captain Mushtaq Ahmed taking his place.

They are set to face England, who beat Australia in the final of the tournament last year.

The other four teams are from Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania.