Super 8 Group 2, WI vs SA, Likely Playing XIs: West Indies lording over USA sets up exciting South Africa showdown

West Indies and South Africa in a Super 8 Group 2 clash in Antigua on sunday evening. West Indies are playing better cricket in the 2024 T20 World Cup and are slight favourites over the Proteas. Quinton de Kock vs Alzarri Joseph will be a great match-up to watch.

South Africa are on a roll in the Super 8s and have made their case stronger for a place in the semis. The Proteas have won their first two matches in the Super 8s against USA and England. However, their win over West Indies in Antigua on Monday would take them straight to the semifinals.

After losing their first match in the Super 8s to England, West Indies have found their mojo back with a big win over USA on Saturday. Can the West Indies carry on the momentum when they clash against South Africa?

South Africa’s batting in the group stage was below par but they somehow managed to pull off wins and qualified to the Super 8s, and are in a good position to make it to the semis. Can they lose the chokers tag this time around?



Batters – Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford

All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Roston Chase

Wicketkeeper – Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Johnson Charles

Bowlers – Obed McCoy, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie

South Africa likely XI

Batters – Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs

All-Rounders – Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen

Wicketkeeper – Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen

Bowlers – Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottneil Baartman

Statistical Performance (West Indies)

1. Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran is currently the top run-scorer in the 2024 T20 World Cup with 227 runs in six matches. The wicketkeeper-batter is in great form and would be a key in the clash against South Africa.

2. Andre Russell

Andre Russell is a key member in the West Indies T20 side and in this T20 World Cup he is proving his worth, with valuable contributions with the bat and ball. The allrounder has so far picked nine wickets off six matches in 2024 T20 World Cup.

Players Who Can Make a Difference (West Indies)

1.Akeal Hosein

Akeal Hosein has been one of the bowlers among wickets in this edition of the World Cup. In six matches, he has picked nine matches.

2. Gudakesh Motie

Gudakesh Motie has been among wickets in the 2024 T20 World Cup and remains an important bowler in the West Indies attack. In his last 6 matches, he has picked 16 wickets at a strike rate of 11.62 and economy of 6.35.

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