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India to Face South Africa in T20 World Cup 2024 Final at Kensington Oval

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Barbados, Bridgetown: A thrilling final match of the T20 World Cup 2024 is set between South Africa and India on Saturday, 29th June at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. South Africa secured their ticket to the final by defeating Afghanistan, while India emerged victorious against England in the semifinals at Providence Stadium in Guyana.

This T20 World Cup will witness two teams facing each other in the final who have won all their matches so far in the tournament. South Africa has clinched 8 consecutive victories, while India has won seven matches, with one match being washed out. The pitch at Kensington Oval is known for providing a fair competition between bowlers and batsmen, allowing for considerable swing for fast bowlers and assistance for spinners during the middle overs.

Historically, the average first innings score on this pitch has been 153 runs. Therefore, the toss will play a crucial role during the final match. Matches played at the Oval Stadium have seen 32 T20 international games, with 19 matches won by the team batting first and 11 won by the team chasing the target. There have been no tied matches at this venue with the highest run chase being 172 runs.

Both India and South Africa boast strong bowling lineups. Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Marco Jansen are key pacers for South Africa, complemented by spinners Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi. India, on the other hand, has the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur in pace, with Kuldeep Yadav as a spin option, along with all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, and Axar Patel.

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