Misbah was clearly unimpressed with the way they were criticized by the senior players.
Pietersen decided to switch over to County to consolidate his bid for the national team.
Elliott was considered a surprise selection to the squad after having not played for more than 14 months.
Here's a look at the moments where the South Africans 'choked' against New Zealand.
New Zealand will now meet the winners of Thursday's semi-final in Sydney at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
New Zealand edged out South Africa in the semi-finals and the twitterati took little time to show their appreciation.
Finch said they will stick to their game plans despite India being in a sublime form.
Brett Lee termed the current Indian pace attack as the "fastest ever" to have emerged from the nation.
Steve Smith said India haven't won a single game and that will play on their minds.
Mitchell Johnson says he is taking the role of Australia's Sledger-in-Chief for the semi-final against India.
Lehmann called on local fans to come out in force and be in full voice to ensure Australia's players felt the support.
NZ chase down 298 (D/L) with 4 wickets and 1 ball remaining to reach final; South Africa crash out.
Both teams are genuinely likeable teams. You don’t have to be a parochial citizen of either country to like them.
Viktor Axelsen, 21, is currently ranked sixth in the world and is taking part in the India Open.
McCullum and De Villiers, who’ve captained their teams with aplomb in World Cup, haven’t always had it easy.
Will the pitch at SCG assist India spinners or help the Aussie quicks? The strip has kept everyone guessing.
Over the years, Charlesworth has bumped into friend Chappell and they do exchange their India notes.
The 39-year-old feels that Australia could have picked a specialist spinner in their World Cup squad.
Hewitt won numerous Grand Slam events during his career in the 1960s and 1970s.
Ashwin has proved more economical than the pacemen as he accounted for a dozen wickets in the tournament.
However, the team manager has ruled out any such concerns, saying he is '100-percent fit.'
With the big semi final in sight, we take a look at the five key battles which can change the course of the game.
Sachin predicted the four World Cup semi-finalists well before the first ball of the mega-event was bowled.
Here's a look at the players from each side expected to change the complexion of the game on Tuesday.
New Zealand take on South Africa in Auckland on Tuesday.
McCullum can well do what no other Kiwi captain has ever done - lead the side into a World Cup final.
New Zealand start the semi-final against South Africa with an excellent record against their World Cup rivals.
Sania now sits at number three with 6885 points, behind Italians Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani.
Henry has played eight ODIs and two T20 internationals for New Zealand.
Australia have made it through to the semi-finals without too much fuss, but the hard work has only just begun.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers doubts he will need to say too much to motivate his team mates.
The ugly confrontation that marred NZ and SA's 2011 World Cup quarter-final is unlikely to be repeated.
Brendon McCullum wrote a letter of excuse where he urged support for the Black Caps for the World Cup semi-final.
Djokovic joins Federer as the only other man to win the tournament four times.
Suarez broke free from Madrid's defense to restore Barcelona's lead in the 56th minute.
Juan Mata's marvellous volley helped Manchester United beat Liverpool in the race for Champions League qualification.