T20 World Cup 2024 Final: India vs South Africa Match Preview, Team Preview, Head to Head, Pitch, Weather, Prediction

India vs South Africa Big Final

After 54 matches over a month of continuous white-ball cricket, South Africa and India have advanced to the final of the 2024 T20 World Cup. The final match will take place on Saturday afternoon local time.

The Kensington Oval in Barbados will be the venue for this highly anticipated event. South Africa aims to secure their first-ever world title, while India seeks to reclaim the trophy they won in the inaugural tournament held in South Africa. This preview for T20 World Cup 2024 final delves into the upcoming clash, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of both teams, their head-to-head record, weather, pitch reports and much more before placing bets on online cricket satta apps:

Match details

Match: India vs South Africa, Final
Date and Time: June 29, 2024, 08:00 PM IST/02:30 PM GMT / 10:30 AM Local
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar App

India vs South Africa Team Preview

India: Virat Kohli and Shivam Dube have been disappointing with the bat for India. However, any changes—like Yashasvi Jaiswal coming in or Kohli moving down to his usual No. 3—are highly unlikely. South Africa must decide whether to include both left-arm spinners or replace Tabraiz Shamsi with an extra fast bowler like Ottneil Baartman. Shamsi has taken more wickets than Keshav Maharaj but also tends to concede more runs, making it a difficult decision.

Rohit Sharma has been outstanding with 248 runs at a superb strike-rate of 156. South Africa’s poor batting stats, with their captain Aiden Markram averaging only 17, reflect the tough pitches they’ve played on. Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, and their teammates will not underestimate a middle order that combines vast experience with powerful hitting abilities.

South Africa: Over the past thirty years, South Africa has often cruised through the early stages of World Cups but stumbled in the knockout rounds, making their first-ever World Cup final, whether in 20 or 50 overs, almost unbelievable. India, too, has faced a decade of frustration with losses in semi-finals and missed opportunities in finals, which has tarnished their otherwise strong performances in the group stages.

The fact that both teams enter this final unbeaten is quite unusual. Apart from their initial match against Sri Lanka and the semi-final against Afghanistan, South Africa has not convincingly won any other matches. In contrast, India has faced a serious challenge only from Pakistan. Whether these close encounters have toughened South Africa’s determination or hint at a team on the brink will become clearer during the final match.


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India vs South Africa Head-to-Head in T20 WC

Here is India vs South Africa head-to-head with the highest/Lowest score.

Team Matches Played Won Lost No Result
India 06 04 02 00
South Africa 06 02 04 00

India vs South Africa: Weather Report

There may be isolated thunderstorms in the southern Caribbean that could delay the start of play on Saturday. There is a 44% chance of rain, but with a reserve day scheduled, a full match is highly probable.

India vs South Africa: Pitch Report

The pitches at the Kensington Oval in Barbados have been more favorable for batting, especially compared to the pitches in Trinidad and Guyana during the semi-finals. However, high scores above 180 have been rare in this tournament, achieved only twice in 15 innings: Australia’s 201/7 against England and India’s 181/8 against Afghanistan


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India vs South Africa Probable 11

India: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah

India vs South Africa T20 WC 2024 Final Thoughts

South African fans are hoping to finally overcome years of almost winning, while fans of India worldwide are getting ready to see their heroes regain the top spot in short-format cricket.

India has been the stronger team in the tournament, but South Africa has managed to win games, sometimes from difficult situations. In important matches like this, being seen as the underdog can relieve pressure, and we think this might benefit the Proteas in this match.

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