IND vs SA Final, T20 World Cup 2024: Pitch and Weather Conditions, Toss, Team News, Squad, Head to Head

India vs South Africa Final: Both teams are in excellent form, having navigated through various challenges throughout the tournament. They are truly the two best teams in this T20 World Cup.

Aiden Markram and Rohit Sharma
India and South Africa are all set to face each other in the T20 World Cup 2024 Final.

After an intense 28 days and 54 matches, the stage is set for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 final, where India will face South Africa.

Key Details for the Final Match

Date and Time: The final will be held on Saturday, June 29. The match will commence at 10:30 AM local time (14:30 GMT), with the toss taking place 30 minutes earlier.

Venue: The match will be played at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, which has a seating capacity of 28,000.

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Pitch Conditions: The pitch at Kensington Oval has been known to produce high-scoring games. While it favors pace bowlers slightly more than spinners, both types of bowlers have been effective. Teams may rely on a mix of pacers and spinners for the final.

Importance of the Toss

Winning the toss has had mixed results at this venue. Teams have opted to field first in five out of eight matches. In India’s only game here against Afghanistan, they chose to bat first and won by 47 runs. South Africa will be playing at this venue for the first time in the tournament.

Head-to-Head Record

India holds a slight edge in T20 encounters with 14 wins out of 25 matches, while South Africa has 11 wins. In T20 World Cup meetings, India leads with four wins out of five matches. Their last series in December ended in a 1-1 tie, with one match washed out.

Team Form and News

Both teams are in excellent form, having navigated through various challenges throughout the tournament. They are truly the two best teams in this T20 World Cup.

India: India’s strategy of using three spinners and two pacers has been effective in the Caribbean leg. They are expected to retain the same squad that defeated England, USA, West Indies, and Afghanistan.

Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav.

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South Africa: The Proteas’ strategy with two full-time spinners and three frontline fast bowlers, supported by part-time spinner and captain Aiden Markram, has worked well. They are unlikely to change their semi-final-winning lineup.

Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (captain), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Weather Concerns

The weather in Bridgetown, Barbados, could play a significant role, with scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms, and cloudy conditions expected. There is hope for a full match, but a tropical storm is forecast to approach the island on Sunday. Severe weather warnings have been issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services.

Rain Delay Contingency

If rain interrupts the match, a maximum of 190 minutes of extra time has been allocated. Additionally, Sunday, June 30, has been designated as the reserve day.

The final promises to be a thrilling encounter, provided the weather cooperates, as India and South Africa compete for the coveted T20 World Cup title.

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