July 20, 2024
T20 World Cup 2024 Semifinal 1: South Africa vs Afghanistan - Who will win?

T20 World Cup 2024 Semifinal 1: South Africa vs Afghanistan - Who will win?

The knockout debutants, Afghanistan, are set to face South Africa, a team often deemed ‘unlucky’ in knockout stages. The winner of this clash will make history as a new finalist in the T20 and ODI World Cups.

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Afghanistan enters the match with momentum, having secured an 8-run victory in their last Super-8 game. Conversely, the Proteas triumphed over the host team, West Indies, by 3 wickets in their last Super-8 match. This marks Afghanistan’s first-ever semi-final appearance in the T20 World Cup since the tournament’s inception in 2007, 17 years ago.

South Africa, led by Aiden Markram, has remained unbeaten in the current edition of this prestigious biennial cricket event. They achieved four consecutive wins in the group stage and continued their streak with three successive victories in the Super-8 stage.

AFG Vs SA: 1st Semi-Final Match Details

When: 27 June 2024, 6:00 AM 

Where: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba

Brian Lara Stadium Ground Report

The pitch at Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba favors bowlers, adding an intriguing element to the match. While technically skilled batters can score runs here, they do so at a low strike rate. Bowlers, especially pacers, play a crucial role on this pitch. The last T20 match at this venue featured New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, with a total of 157 runs scored at the cost of 13 wickets.

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Afghanistan Vs South Africa Full Squads

Afghanistan: 

Afghanistan: Rashid Khan (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Ishaq, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Nangyal Kharoti, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik. 

Reserves: Sediq Atal, Hazratullah Zazai, Saleem Safi

South Africa: 

Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Taskin Ahmed, Litton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Shakib Al Hasan, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmud Ullah Riyad, Jaker Ali Anik, Tanvir Islam, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib. Traveling reserves: Afif Hossain, Hasan Mahmud

AFG Playing XI

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Gulbadin Naib
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Karim Janat
  • Rashid Khan (c)
  • Noor Ahmad
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi
  • Nangeyalia Kharote

SA Playing XI

  • Quinton de Kock (wk)
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Aiden Markram (c)
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • David Miller
  • Tristan Stubbs
  • Marco Jansen
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Ottneil Baartman
  • Keshav Maharaj

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