Can South Africa win the T20 World Cup 2024?

Can South Africa win the T20 World Cup 2024?

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 has its one finalist in South Africa as they await the winner of the second semi-final.

South Africa, who have reached the final of an ICC senior men’s tournament for the first time ever, will take on the winner of the second semi-final between India and England on June 29 at Bridgetown, Barbados.

Hosted across the USA and the Caribbean from June 1st, this T20 World Cup has turned out to be a rollercoaster of unforgettable moments. Fans were treated to some exhilarating action, including two thrilling super overs, the USA stunning Pakistan, and Afghanistan reaching their first ever semi-final with a win over Australia.

The first round of the biggest T20 World Cup edition had 20 teams split into four groups, with the top two from each group advancing to the Super Eight stage. Shockingly, powerhouses like Pakistan, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka were knocked out early. The Super Eights were divided into two groups: Group 1 featured Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and India, while Group 2 included the West Indies, South Africa, England, and the USA.

Following a gripping Super Eight phase, India and Afghanistan from Group 1, and England and South Africa from Group 2 made it to the final four. The Proteas came out on top in the first semi-final against Afghanistan while India and England will meet each other in Guyana on June 27.

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South Africa’s road to the final

Check out South Africa’s journey to the final of the T20 World Cup 2024 below.

  • vs Sri Lanka, Group D, New York, 3rd June – Won by 6 wickets
  • vs Netherlands, Group D, New York, 8th June – Won by 4 wickets
  • vs Bangladesh, Group D, New York, 10th June – Won by 4 runs
  • vs Nepal, Group D, Kingstown, St Vincent, 15th June – Won by 1 run
  • vs USA, Group 2, Super Eight, North Sound, Antigua, 19th June – Won by 18 runs
  • vs England, Group 2, Super Eight, St Lucia, 21st June – Won by 7 runs
  • vs West Indies, Group 2, Super Eight, North Sound, Antigua, 23rd June – Won by 3 wickets on DLS method
  • vs Afghanistan, Semi-final, Tarouba, Trinidad, 27th June – Won by 9 wickets

South Africa have been undefeated in the T20 World Cup 2024, winning eight games on the trot, and the Aiden Markram-led side is now one win away from creating history. They defeated Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands and Nepal in the group stage to reach the Super Eight stage.

The Proteas had to fight hard for victories in the first round and it continued in Super Eight as well, as they defeated the USA in the first game by 18 runs. They followed it up with another close victory over England, winning by seven runs at St Lucia. Despite winning their first two games, South Africa found themselves in a must-win situation against West Indies due to poor net run-rate. They won the nail-biter by three wickets with Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada finishing the chase.

South Africa had a huge roadblock against Afghanistan, having faltered in several semi-finals before but they produced their most dominant display of the tournament. Marco Jansen and Tabraiz Shamsi picked three wickets each while Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada snared two each as they bowled out Afghanistan for just 56. Reeza Hendricks (29*) and Markram (23*) ensured there were no hiccups as they chased down the target with ease.

Where to watch T20 World Cup 2024 final live

The telecasting rights for the T20 World Cup fixtures is with Star Sports. Live streaming of the marquee clash will be available on Disney + Hotstar.

  • In Pakistan, fans can catch the final game of their side in the tournament on PTV Sports and Ten Sports.
  • Star Sports brings the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to other Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Maldives.
  • The matches will also be live-streamed on Disney + Hotstar in several Indian regional languages for all kinds of fans to follow.
  • With increased interest in cricket, USA will watch the tournament live on Willow TV and Willow Xtra while the Cricbuzz app provides live streaming in several countries, including the USA and Canada.
  • Fox Sports has secured the broadcasting rights in Australia, with live streaming available on Kayo Sports.
  • The coverage extends to other ESPN covers the tournament in the Caribbean Islands, who are co-hosts for the event.
  • UK will watch sporting action live from the tournament on Sky Sports who will broadcast the T20 World Cup.
  • UAE and MENA regions are covered by CricLife and StarzON.

Top South Africa batters at the T20 World Cup 2024

Check out how South African batters have fared in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Quinton de Kock882047425.5143.6602
David Miller8714859*29.610001
Heinrich Klaasen871384627.6112.1900
Tristan Stubbs871343333.594.3600
Aiden Markram881194617101.700

Top South Africa bowlers at the T20 World Cup 2024

Below you can see the top South African bowlers in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Anrich Nortje831134/713.465.6414.31
Kagiso Rabada827123/1813.255.8813.50
Tabraiz Shamsi413.5114/199.277.377.51
Keshav Maharaj72593/2716.886.0816.60
Ottniel Baartman51964/1115.664.94191

Can South Africa win the T20 World Cup?

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Moving on to our main question, which is whether South Africa can win the T20 World Cup, we will have to take a look at the venue and the opponents. The second semi-final between India and England is scheduled to be played at Guyana but there is a high chance of the match getting washed out and India advancing through to the final on the basis of finishing higher in their group.

South Africa’s bowling attack has done exceedingly well in the tournament, with Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada picking 23 wickets between them. The likes of Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi have been superb as well. Their batting unit, on the other hand, hasn’t fired at full potential. Barbados is one of the better venues in the tournament for batting and that could bring the best out of them.

As for their opponents, South Africa will have a much better chance of lifting the trophy if England join them in the final. They have defeated England in the Super Eight stage and match well against them. India would be a tougher challenge due to their potent bowling unit but the Proteas do possess the resources to upstage them too.

Coming to the conclusion, we believe South Africa can win the T20 World Cup 2024. You can bet on South Africa to win the tournament at odds of 2.375 on 22Bet.

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