T20 World Cup 2024 Semifinal 1: South Africa vs Afghanistan – Preview, Match Prediction, Win Possibility, and More

Match Details

Date: June 27, 2024 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 am IST 
Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad
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Match Preview

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 has reached its knockout stage, and in the first semifinal of the season, South Africa will be up against Afghanistan in a thrilling encounter. Afghanistan made it to their first-ever semifinal on the back of an eight-run win (DLS) over Bangladesh. Earlier, they had caused one of the biggest upsets by securing their maiden win over Australia. Afghanistan’s victory has knocked the Aussies as well as the Bangla Tigers out of the tournament. 

On the other hand, the Proteas remained undefeated throughout the season and comfortably sailed to the next stage. They edged past West Indies to qualify for the semifinals for the first time since 2014. The high-octane thriller is set to take place on June 27, at the Brian Lara Academy in Trinidad, where both sides will aim to advance to their maiden final spot. 

Toss Prediction

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South Africa skipper Aiden Markram won one of the three tosses in the Super 8 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Similarly, Afghanistan’s skipper Rashid Khan won one toss in the last three fixtures in the current season. Talking about the toss in the upcoming match, Khan is likely to get favoured and extend his tally over Markram. 

Win Possibility

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South Africa and Afghanistan have clashed against each other twice in the shortest format, and the upcoming match will be their third meeting. In both the previous matches that the teams have been up against each other, the Proteas had an edge over their rivals. It means that South Africa have a clear upper hand over their South Asian counterparts. 

Talking about their performances in the current tournament, both sides have had their fair share of struggles. However, South Africa maintained their dominance, and after emerging unbeaten in the group stage, Aiden Markam and Co. went on to win all their matches in the Super 8 stage and made it to the top four easily. 

On the other hand, Afghanistan, despite losing a few games, bounced back strongly and paved their way to the final four for the first time in history. The South Asian team caused one of the biggest upsets by taking down the mighty Aussies, before defeating Bangladesh to receive the maiden semi-finale call-up. Needless to say, the Afghans have displayed the finest of the cricket in the past few games and they will be expected to come up with the same kind of game in the next match. 

However, considering their head-to-head record as well as South Africa’s unbeaten run in the current edition, it can be said that the Markram-led side is more likely to win the upcoming game. 

Predicted Powerplay Score and Average First Inning Score

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The first semi-final clash of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 between South Africa and Afghanistan will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. As per the seven T20I matches played at the venue, the average first-inning score at the stadium is around 160. Considering this, we think the first-inning score of the game could be around 170-180 and the powerplay score could hover around 40-50.

Betting Odds

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