SA vs AFG, T20 World Cup 2024 Semifinal 1: Trinidad Weather Forecast, Brian Lara Stadium T20I Stats & Records | South Africa vs Afghanistan

Jun 26, 2024

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The stage is set for a thrilling encounter at the iconic Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad as South Africa takes on Afghanistan in the first semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

South Africa arrives at this stage undefeated, having dominated throughout the tournament. On the other hand, Afghanistan have defied expectations, pulling off stunning victories against cricketing giants like New Zealand and Australia to book their place in the coveted semi-finals. Both teams will be brimming with confidence and hungry for victory, making this a clash not to be missed.

SA vs AFG: Head to Head Record in T20Is

Matches played: 2 | South Africa won: 2 | Afghanistan won: 2

T20I Stats and Records at Brian Lara Stadium:

Matches played: 11
Matches won batting first: 4
Matches won bowling first: 7
Average 1st innings scores: 135
Average 2nd innings scores: 122
Highest total recorded: 263/3 (20 Ov) by England vs West Indies
Lowest total recorded: 40/10 (18.4 Ov) by Uganda vs New Zealand
Highest score chased: 156/7 (19.5 Ov) by South Africa Women vs West Indies Women
Lowest score defended: 149/6 (20 Ov) by West Indies vs India

SA vs AFG: Brian Lara Stadium Pitch Report:

Brian Lara Stadium’s pitch offers a fascinating duel between bat and ball. While early overs favour batsmen who can time their shots, the surface transforms into a spinner’s paradise as the match progresses. The pitch slows down considerably, making stroke-making difficult. This shift in character is likely to be most pronounced during the second innings, potentially giving spinners significant control.

Captain electing to bat first might capitalize on this early advantage by putting up a strong total before the pitch starts helping the bowlers.

Also READ: SA vs AFG, T20 World Cup 2024, Semi Final 1: Match Prediction, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips & Pitch Report | South Africa vs Afghanistan

SA vs AFG: Trinidad Weather Forecast:

Mostly sunny skies are expected for the T20 World Cup semi-final in Trinidad, with just a 5% chance of rain. The weather is shaping up to be a hot one, with temperatures hovering around a pleasant 26°C. However, with humidity reaching a high 93%, it’s going to be a sweaty match for both players and fans alike. Luckily, there will be very little wind, with speeds of only 2 kilometres per hour.

Also READ: T20 World Cup 2024 Semifinal 1, SA vs AFG – Probable XI & Players to watch out for | South Africa vs Afghanistan 

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