Monty Panesar predicts the winner of T20 World Cup 2024 final between India and South Africa

Jun 29, 2024

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India and South Africa are on the cusp of a monumental showdown in the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, set to unfold in Barbados on Saturday (June 29). Both teams have marched into the ultimate contest with unblemished records, showcasing sheer dominance throughout the tournament.

India and South Africa

India’s journey to the final was punctuated by a resounding 68-run victory over defending champions England in the semifinals, solidifying their status as tournament favorites. Meanwhile, South Africa exuded confidence with a commanding nine-wicket triumph over Afghanistan, further fortifying their unbeaten streak.

This final will mark a historic moment in T20 World Cup history as it feature two teams that have navigated their way without a single defeat. South Africa have triumphed in every encounter, while India’s only setback came in a rain-affected match against Canada.

South Africa’s maiden voyage

For South Africa, the 2024 edition final presents a historic opportunity as they aim for their maiden title in this format. Unwavering in their pursuit, the Proteas have demonstrated clinical precision and tactical prowess throughout the tournament, culminating in an impressive journey to their first-ever T20 World Cup summit clash. Led by their seasoned campaigners and buoyed by recent victories, South Africa enter the final with a blend of confidence and determination to etch their name in cricketing history.

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India’s formidable challenge

Meanwhile, despite India’s comprehensive preparations and all-encompassing strategy, star batter Virat Kohli has faced a formidable challenge in the ongoing mega event. Kohli has managed a mere 75 runs across seven innings, grappling with two golden ducks in this edition of the mega event. However, amidst his lean patch, former England cricketer Monty Panesar, speaking to ANI, has backed Kohli to shine in the final, predicting a potential century from the stalwart against South Africa.

“Virat Kohli will score 100,” Panesar said.

Monty Panesar’s winner for the T20 World Cup 2024

As anticipation builds towards the final showdown, cricket pundits and fans alike are eagerly awaiting the outcome of this epic clash between India and South Africa. Apart from Kohli’s resurgence with a century , Panesar further predicted the triumph of Men in Blue over the Proteas in the final encounter.

“India will win the T20 World Cup final,” Panesar concluded.

Also READ: Andy Flower makes a bold prediction for the winner of T20 World Cup 2024

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