ICC T20 World Cup Final : India V/s. South Africa Match Preview and Lineups

ICC T20 World Cup Final

29 June, 2024 - Indian Date

Kensington Oval Barbados



08:00 PM


06:30 PM

Saudi Arabia

05:30 PM


India Won World Cup

Predicted Lineups:

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), 2 Virat Kohli, 3 Rishabh Pant (wk), 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Shivam Dube, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Arshdeep Singh, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.

South SquadAiden Markram (c), Ottneil Baartman, Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs

After a month of exhilarating white-ball cricket, South Africa and India have emerged as the finalists for the 2024 T20 World Cup, set to face off on Saturday afternoon at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. The Proteas are aiming for their first-ever world title, while India seeks to lift the trophy for the first time since the inaugural competition in 2007, held in South Africa.

South Africa's semi-final victory against Afghanistan ended their run of seven consecutive World Cup semi-final defeats. Reeza Hendricks' winning runs sparked celebrations across the nation as the team overcame Afghanistan, who had already shocked many by eliminating Australia in the Super Eight stage.

Bowling first after losing the toss, South Africa's bowlers dominated from the start. Marco Jansen dismissed top-scorer Rahmanullah Gurbaz for a duck, and Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Tabraiz Shamsi all delivered exceptional performances, skittling Afghanistan for just 56 runs in 11.5 overs. This total is now the lowest in a T20 World Cup semi-final. The victory marked South Africa's eighth consecutive win in T20Is, equaling the longest winning streak at the T20 World Cup.

In the 2022 edition of the tournament in Australia, South Africa defeated India by five wickets. Historically, India has had the upper hand in this fixture, winning 14 of the 26 matches between the two sides, while South Africa has won 11, with one match ending in no result.

India, meanwhile, delivered their best performance of the tournament in their semi-final against England. Rohit Sharma's brilliant innings led India to a competitive total of 171/7, despite early setbacks with the dismissals of Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. Sharma's 57 off 39 balls and Suryakumar Yadav's 47 off 36 balls set the foundation for a strong total.

Defending their target, India's spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav took six wickets between them, while Jasprit Bumrah's late strikes sealed a 68-run victory. India, runners-up in 2014 and in last year's ODI World Cup, have been the standout team in the tournament and are favored to win the final.

South Africa will likely stick with the same lineup that performed so well in the semi-final, hoping Quinton de Kock can rediscover his form from the Super Eight stage. The Proteas' bowling attack, led by Jansen, Rabada, Nortje, and Shamsi, will be crucial in the final.

India's lineup is expected to feature three spinners—Patel, Yadav, and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja—alongside pacers Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh. Despite a quiet tournament so far, Kohli remains a key player for India, known for his performances in crucial matches. Singh, who had a rare wicketless spell in the last match, will aim to support Bumrah in leading the pace attack.

As the two cricketing powerhouses prepare for the final, the match promises to be a thrilling culmination to an exciting T20 World Cup.


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