SA vs IND: Kensington Oval Pitch Report, T20I Stats & Records | T20 World Cup 2024 Final

Jun 29, 2024

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The stage is set for a blockbuster showdown in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 final as India and South Africa, two unbeaten forces, go head-to-head on Saturday, June 29, at Kensington Oval.

Both teams have navigated the tournament flawlessly, overcoming challenges from diverse conditions and formidable opponents. India, battle-tested and brimming with confidence, will be eyeing their second T20 World Cup title. They hold a slight edge, having played a match at this very venue – a comprehensive 47-run victory against Afghanistan.

South Africa, on the other hand, will be stepping onto the Bridgetown, Barbados soil for the first time in the tournament. However, the Proteas are no strangers to pressure. They have displayed remarkable resilience, emerging victorious from nail-biting encounters, particularly their must-win clash against the West Indies in the Super 8 stage.

The upcoming final promises to be a captivating battle of strategies and skills. India’s experience at the venue coupled with their consistent form could be a deciding factor. However, South Africa’s fighting spirit and ability to perform under pressure cannot be underestimated. Cricket fans across the globe are in for a treat as these two undefeated titans collide to determine the 2024 T20 World Champion.

SA vs IND: Head-to-Head Record in T20 World Cups

Matches played: 6 | South Africa won: 2 | India won: 4

T20I Stats and Records at Kensington Oval

Total matches: 50
Matches won batting first: 31
Matches won bowling first: 16
Average first innings scores: 138
Average second innings scores: 125
Highest total recorded: 224/5 (20 Overs) by West Indies vs England
Lowest total recorded: 43/10 (16.2 Overs) by West Indies Women vs England Women
Highest score chased: 172/6 (18.1 Overs) by West Indies vs England
Lowest score defended: 106/8 (20 Overs) by Australia Women vs New Zealand Women

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

SA vs IND: Kensington Oval Pitch Report

The pitch at Kensington Oval starts as a batters dream. The bouncy surface allows for explosive strokeplay, potentially leading to a high-scoring first innings. Pace bowlers can exploit the early bounce, but it also sets the stage for batters to unleash power hitting.

However, the pitch transforms as the match progresses. It becomes more spin-friendly, forcing a strategic shift. Captains must adapt, deciding whether to maintain an attacking approach or utilize spinners to exploit the changing conditions. This dynamic pitch keeps the contest thrilling, with every ball holding weight until the very last.

Also READ: SA vs IND, T20 World Cup 2024 Final: TV channels, Live Streaming – When and where to watch in India, US, Canada, South Africa & other countries

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