Match Details

Date: June 27, 2024
Time : 6:00 AM IST
Venue : Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, Trinidad
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In the 1st semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2024, South Africa will play against Afghanistan at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, Trinidad. After winning seven matches in the group and Super 8 stage of the tournament, South Africa have emerged as a team to beat. Meanwhile, Afghanistan defeated New Zealand and Australia in the group and Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup 2024 respectively, to secure their passage through to the semifinal for the first-time in history.

Weather Report

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Pitch Report

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South Africa’s batting lineup have been quite effective as a unit in the T20 World Cup 2024, on some tough pitches, with the likes of Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, and David Miller stepping-up to the plate in critical moments. The bowling department has been quite exceptional for South Africa in the tournament, especially with Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, and Tabraiz Shamsi bowling key spells time and again.

The major strength of Afghanistan batting lineup lies in their openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran, who have put together quite a few big opening stands in the T20 World Cup 2024. The captain Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Fazalhaq Farooqi have been the key wicket-takers for Afghanistan in the tournament, ensuring their first semifinal appearance in the history of the T20 World Cup.

Key Players

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Author’s Picks

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Probable XIs

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (c), Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Fantasy teams

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Best 14

Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters : Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib
All-Rounders : Aiden Markram, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan
Bowlers : Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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