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South Africa vs. India: The 2024 T20 World Cup Final Match.

Cricket fans all over the world breathe and look forward to the T20 world cup final of 2024 which is scheduled to be played in the Kensington Oval located in, Bridgetown, Barbados between India and South Africa. The two teams have been on winning sprees all through the tournament and this game would be the ultimate test for the two sides.

India led by their skipper Rohit Sharma are second time T20 world cup champions after their first victory in 2007. The Men in Blue have been in superb form, batsmen have come good and bowlers have been pathetic. Rohit Sharma has been a revelation as a captain and has scored 248 runs while the star performer in the team is currently Shikhar Dhawan, the man who scored a match-winning 92 against Australia. Suryakumar Yadav at no.4 has also been impressive with the bat making 196 runs and stabilizing the middle order.

But current team captain Virat Kohli has failed to get good form, he has not yet shown double figure in all the matches. India have been outstanding with the ball with Arshdeep Singh topping the wicket-charts with 15 scalps to his name and the experienced Jasprit Bumrah has also managed to bag 13 wickets. Other bowlers, spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav stand as other key players who have come under much significance.

While one, the South Africa led by Aiden Markram are appearing in a World Cup final for the very first time. Even the Proteas have thrown the ‘Chokers’ sobriquet to the dust bin and are out to do the improbable. Quinton de Kock has been their key batsman having scored 204 runs while Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada have been fearsome with the ball pacers.

The final will be held at the Kensington Oval where India had beaten Afghanistan in a Super Eights match. They however, are yet to play at this particular venue in South Africa. Weather prediction shows that there are prophecies of rain during the match, this will mean that there are seventy percent chances of rains during the match a factor that could make the match even more exciting as much as it may bring about certain level of unpredictability.

Looking at the two teams T20 international statistics, India has marginally emerged as a better side having won 14 of the games compared to South Africa’s 11 with 1 match being rain affected and so declared as no result. Nevertheless, there is all the setting for the new script of Pakistan and India cricket confrontation, both the teams is in anyway interested in the win, and if somebody will become the first and non-defeated – they would become the first T20 World Cup winner.

Key Storylines to Watch Out For:Key Storylines to Watch Out For:

  • India has not won any multi-nation tournament since 2013 Champions Trophy and this T20 world cup is chance to level it up at 2-2
  • Their first World Cup final appearance, as well as their desire to vanquish the ‘chokers’ tag Sistema referes to the South Africans.
  • Indians have strong batting line up and South Africa has a menacing fast bowling line up.
  • The influence of the weather factor and its supposed effect on the match
  • Contribution of certain stalwarts like Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock and Jasprit Bumrah

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • India and South Africa have faced each other 26 times in T20 internationals
  • India lead the head-to-head with 14 wins, while South Africa have won 11 matches
  • One match between the two teams ended without a result
  • In T20 World Cups, India and South Africa have met each other on six occasions, with India winning four matches and South Africa winning two

Predicted Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep SinghSouth Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi

Key Players to Watch:

  • Rohit Sharma (India): The captain’s consistent batting and ability to anchor the innings will be crucial for India’s success.
  • Jasprit Bumrah (India): The pace spearhead’s death bowling and ability to pick up wickets in the powerplay could prove decisive.
  • Quinton de Kock (South Africa): The experienced opener’s form at the top of the order will be key for South Africa’s batting.
  • Kagiso Rabada (South Africa): The express pacer’s ability to generate pace and bounce could trouble the Indian batters.


It’s a tough call to make, given the evenly matched nature of the two teams. However, if India can overcome the weather challenges and their batting lineup fires on all cylinders, they might just edge out South Africa in a closely contested final. The match could go down to the wire, with the team that holds its nerve better emerging victorious.


The T20 World Cup 2024 final between India and South Africa promises to be a thrilling encounter that will captivate cricket fans around the world. Both teams have shown their mettle throughout the tournament, and the final will be a true test of their skills and resilience. Regardless of the outcome, the match is sure to leave a lasting impression and add another chapter to the rich history of the T20 World Cup.

Amit Kumar
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