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IND vs SA : Everything You Need to Know

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The stage is set for a historic T20 World Cup final in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday. South Africa is aiming for their first men’s World Cup championship in any limited-overs format, while India hopes to snap an 11-year trophy drought in ICC events. Captains Rohit Sharma and Aiden Markram will either experience victory or heartbreak as two undefeated teams square off.

Throughout the competition, Rohit’s team has shown composure and domination, performing admirably at bat and with the ball on challenging fields in the Caribbean and the United States. They defeated the reigning champions, England, handily in the semi-finals to go to the final.

In contrast, the South African squad shown tenacity by overcoming challenging circumstances in both the group stage and Super Eight, culminating in a convincing victory over Afghanistan in the semifinals.

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India, captained by the seasoned Rohit, will depend on their tried-and-true tactics and depth as both sides get ready for the championship match. In the meantime, South Africa will try to grasp their long-awaited moment of glory, motivated by the opportunity to create history and inspired by the legends of the past.

Examine each teams’ past head-to-head records in Twenty20 matches before their exciting match on Saturday.

India and South Africa have a lengthy history together in this format; in fact, they started their T20 adventure together, playing their first match in the format eighteen years ago in Johannesburg. In the Twenty20 International, India triumphed against the Proteas. It was also Sachin Tendulkar’s sole outing in the shortest format, one of the best batsmen in cricket history.

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Since then, India and South Africa have played frequently in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). Notably, India defeated South Africa at home during the Super 8s round of the 2007 T20 World Cup, which they eventually won under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy. As of right now, it is the only ICC championship in the format held by India.


In the T20 World Cup, India has the upper hand over the Proteas, having defeated them four times in six games. But in their most recent encounter, which took place in the 2022 edition, South Africa triumphed over India by five wickets in a tight match. In Perth, South Africa escaped a scare to chase the mark down with two balls remaining after reducing India to just 133/9 in 20 overs.

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The blue-clad guys may possibly be worried about their recent performance versus the South Africans. In their last five encounters with India, the Proteas have triumphed over the team three times. Rain caused a game to be abandoned during the two sides’ previous meeting, a three-match series in South Africa that finished in a 1-1 draw.

Having won 14 of the 26 games, India has a slim advantage over South Africa overall. Eleven games have been won by the men in green, but one washed out.