T20 World Cup 2024: Semi-Final 1, AFG vs SA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Afghanistan are set to face South Africa in a crucial Semi-Final 1 clash of T20 World Cup 2024 on Thursday, June 27.

By CricTracker Staff

Published – 26 Jun 2024, 11:24 IST | Updated – 26 Jun 2024, 11:32 IST

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Afghanistan Team. (Photo Source: ICC)00

Afghanistan (AFG) will take on South Africa (SA) in the first Semi-Final game of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on June 27. Rashid Khan & Co. made history by defeating Bangladesh by eight runs in their previous game to reach the knockout round of an ICC event for the first time. After losing their first Super 8 game to the mighty Indians, the spirited Afghan team bounced back strong, defeating Australia and Bangladesh in their following two games.

On the other hand, South Africa are still unbeaten in the tournament and have advanced to the semi-finals after defeating co-hosts West Indies in an exciting match in Antigua. They won convincingly against England and the United States in their previous Super Eight matches.

Match Details

Match Afghanistan vs South Africa, Semi-Final 1
Venue Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad
Date and Time Thursday, June 27, 6 AM IST
Live Broadcast and Streaming Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar (app and website)

Pitch Report and Conditions 

The Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad has a slow pitch and batters typically struggle to accumulate high scores on this wicket. The nature of the pitch is such that it benefits spinners, who can generate considerable turn and bounce. Given these conditions, the side winning the toss is likely to choose to field first.

Head-to-Head Records

Matches  02
Won by Afghanistan 00
Won by South Africa 02
No Result 00
First-ever Fixture 05/05/2010
Most-recent Fixture 20/03/2016 

AFG vs SA Probable Playing 11


Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan(c), Nangeyalia Kharote, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

South Africa

Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Probable Best Performers of the match 

Probable Best Batter: Rahmanullah Gurbaz

The 22-year-old wicketkeeper-batter has been in impressive form in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. He is currently the highest run-getter of the tournament, having scored 281 runs from seven matches at an average of 40.14 and a strike rate of 126.00. Gurbaz will be looking to carry on the same momentum against Proteas in the upcoming match.

Also Check: T20 World Cup 2024 Most Runs

Probable Best Bowler: Fazalhaq Farooqi

The left-arm pacer is leading the charts for wicket-takers in the marquee event. In seven matches, he has taken 16 wickets at an average of 9.31. The South African batters need to be careful playing the 23-year-old bowler early on in the innings as he can swing the ball both ways. 

Also Check: T20 World Cup 2024 Most Wickets

Today’s Match Prediction: Chasing team to win the match

Scenario 1

Afghanistan win the toss and opt to bowl first

Powerplay Score: 40-50

First Innings Score: 140-150

Afghanistan win the match

Scenario 2

South Africa win the toss and opt to bowl first.

Powerplay Score: 30-40

First Innings Score: 130-140

South Africa win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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