India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2024 final match time, prediction

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Tarouba: India and South Africa will play in the T20 World Cup 2024 final at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday. India defeated England by 68 runs in the semi-final at Guyana’s Providence Stadium while South Africa outclassed Afghanistan by 9 wickets at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad.

Rohit Sharma will lead India while Aiden Markram will be in charge of South Africa.

India and South Africa have met six times in the T20 World Cup where the Men in Blue are ahead by a margin of 4-2. The recent clash was won by the Proteas in the 2022 edition.

In T20 World Cups, it’s 4-2 in favour of India in their six meetings against South Africa, who won the most recent clash in the 2022 edition

India vs South Africa match timings
Local time: 10:30AM

GMT: 2:30PM

PST: 7:30PM

India vs South Africa Prediction
The final is special for both sides. India would want to end their streak of losing finals of the last five ICC events while South Africa are looking to leave their ‘chokers’ label behind.

South Africa have played some close games throughout while India have mostly dominated. With India clicking in every department and a fire to end their losing streak, they are favourites to lift the trophy.

It must be noted that the heavy rain is expected in Barbados during the final.

The rain has affected a number of matches in the ongoing T20 World Cup in the West Indies as well as the United States as we saw matches like Ireland vs the USA (Florida), Sri Lanka vs Nepal (Florida) and England vs Scotland (Barbados) getting washed out while England vs Namibia (Antigua and Barbuda) was reduced to 10 overs per side.

The semi-finals between India and England (Guyana), as well as Afghanistan and South Africa (Trinidad and Tobago), were affected by rain and once again, we might see another match getting interrupted as heavy rain is expected in Barbados on Saturday, according to The Weather Channel.

The match will begin at 10:30am local time and rain is predicted from early morning till evening. A reserve day has been set on Sunday with 190 additional minutes for both days.

The official match time is 10:30am to 1:20pm local time but it could continue till 4:50pm taking weather conditions into consideration.