South Africa vs India Final Prediction

SA vs IND Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Final T20 World Cup 2024

After 29 days and 55 fixtures, we have the two finalists of the T20 World Cup 2024 edition. On one side we have South Africa, who will play its first ever final match of any world cup after years of bad luck haunting them in the semi-finals and on the other hand we have India, one-time champion and currently the top team in the ICC T20I rankings.

The final match of this T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on 29th June, starting at 8 PM IST.

It will be an exciting finale as both the teams are unbeatable so far in this tournament. South Africa defeated Afghanistan with a huge win in the semi-final, restricting them to just 56 runs with their lethal bowling attack. India outplayed the defending champions England in the 2nd semi-final with an above par target to avenge the 10-wicket defeat by England in the semi-final of the last T20 World Cup in 2022.

Take a look at the detailed predictions for the final match of the T20 World Cup between South Africa and India. 

South Africa vs India Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ and SuperSport.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video and SuperSport.

SA vs IND Match Toss Prediction

3 out of last 5 matches at this venue have been won by the team batting second so we anticipate the toss winner to go for chase.

SA vs IND Pitch Report

The pitch at Kensington Oval offers a balanced track. The batters get to score a decent amount of runs and the average innings score is around 155. India scored 180+ here while Australia breached the 200-run mark. Both spinners and pacers are able to pick wickets here but the economy will go above 6.50. The par score will be above 170.

Barbados Weather Report

The weather forecast shows scattered thunderstorms during the game time in Barbados on Saturday. The temperature is expected to hover around 29-30°C.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for South Africa vs India, Final T20 World Cup 2024

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

South Africa will not be making any changes to the playing 11 line-up as they are on a brilliant winning streak. Any change can hamper the confidence of the players.

SA Key Players

  • Quinton de Kock – Quinton has ample experience of playing against this Indian bowling due to IPL and this is probably his last T20 World Cup before he calls it a day in the only international format he still plays. He has scored 204 runs in 8 matches at a strike rate of 143.66.
  • Heinrich Klaasen – Klaasen was the top batsman for South Africa in the ODI World Cup last year and he can do the same for this crucial match. He is a good player of spin bowling and will be able to face the Indian spinners more confidently. Klaasen has scored 138 runs in 8 matches at a strike rate of 112.19.
  • Anrich Nortje – Nortje is the leading wicket taker for South Africa with 13 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 13.46. Nortje did not have a good IPL before this tournament but the moment he entered the T20 World Cup, he regained his form and became dangerous on these slow pitches.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi – Shamsi is leading the spin attack for South Africa. He has picked 11 wickets in just 4 matches at an average of 9.27. He is bowling at a brilliant strike rate of 7.5. As a spinner in form he can be a threat for the Indian batting line-up.

SA Team Form

South Africa has entered a final of any world cup for the first time in its entire cricket history. This feat is achieved with an 8 match unbeatable streak in this tournament.

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

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

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

2 world cup finals in 2 years. India is on a roll with its combinations and this team looks unbeatable with its batting and bowling quality. We expect no changes in the playing 11 as no injuries are concerned so far. 

IND Key Players

  • Rohit Sharma – Skipper Rohit Sharma is leading from the front with his aggressive form. He has accumulated 248 runs in 7 matches at a brilliant strike rate of 155.97 in T20 World Cup 2024. We back him to give his best in the final match. Coming at the top-order, Rohit provides an ideal start to the innings.
  • Suryakumar Yadav – Suryakumar has scored 196 runs in 7 matches at a strike rate of 32.66. He has been a reliable and responsible batter on these difficult pitches and does some timely hitting as well. As a power-hitter in the middle-order, he is going his job well.
  • Jasprit Bumrah – Bumrah has picked 13 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 8.14. He is ‘one of a kind’ bowler and his presence makes a huge difference in the team’s performance with the ball. Bumrah is bowling at a strike rate of 11.8.
  • Kuldeep Yadav – Kuldeep Yadav has levelled up his skills over the last few years and we can see his dominance over the batters. In this tournament, he has picked 10 wickets in 4 matches at a strike rate of 9.6.

IND Team Form

The team has been in great form with the bat and ball but Virat Kohli looks out of place with his new role as an opener. We strongly believe that Kohli should be placed back at his number 3 spot where he can bat more confidently for this crucial game.

India Predicted Playing 11

Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah

South Africa vs India Head to Head

India has the upper-hand against South Africa in the T20 head to head record. Out of 14 encounters, India has won 14 times while South Africa won on 11 occasions. 1 match ended in no-result. At the neutral venues, SA and IND have faced each other 5 times and India has won thrice.

SA vs IND Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played SA Won IND Won Tie NR
Overall 26 11 14 0 1

South Africa vs India Betting Odds

India are the favourites to win the T20 World Cup 2024. The bookmakers are backing India from the start of the tournament and now you can back them at 1.52 to win the title. South Africa is also a strong contender and they want the trophy more than anyone as they have never won any world cup trophy in the past. India is the number 1 team in the ICC T20 rankings and with their current form they deserve the favourite tag.

Who will win South Africa vs India Match?

South Africa and India will lock horns for the final showdown of the T20 World Cup 2024. Both the teams have performed well and are on winning streaks with no loss so far in this tournament. To pick one team, we will back India to lift the trophy as they look more confident with their batting and bowling. The Proteas have a strong batting line-up but they will have a hard time facing the Indian bowling attack which is in top form.

🏆 South Africa vs India Prediction

South Africa and India will face each other for the 27th time in the T20Is and this one will be remembered as the most crucial as this is the final of the T20 World Cup. India not just has a dominant overall head to head record but they also have edge in South Africa and neutral grounds.

This South African batting line-up is not new to Indian bowlers as most of them actively play IPL every year.

South African bowlers are also in dangerous form but this combination of Indian spinners and fast bowlers has been a key factor for them behind all the big victories. We are anticipating another domination from Indian bowlers in this match and South African batters will be struggling like other teams.

India to win the final against South Africa

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