T20 World Cup 2024: USA vs SA – Probable Playing XI & Players to Watch

T20 World Cup 2024: USA vs SA – Probable Playing XI & Players to Watch

United States (USA) and South Africa are all set to lock horns in the 41st match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 on Wednesday. The game will take place at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. Notably, it’s the first game of the Super 8 stage of the Group 2. Both sides will be looking to open their account with a win and start their campaign on a positive note. Since the other two sides in the Group 2 are also challenging – reigning champions England and current co-hosts West Indies.

USA’s impressive run

USA have impressed one and all with their splendid performance in the tournament. They were the second team to qualify for the Super 8 after India from Group A. One of their most-impressive performance came against Pakistan where they defeated the Men in Green, which played a major role behind the elimination of the 2009 T20 World Cup champions.

South Africa’s unbeaten journey

South Africa, on the other hand, topped their Group (D). They won all their 4 games against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Netherlands to stamp their authority in the multi-team competition. Though they did struggle against the Dutch and Nepal with close games but held their nerves and ended up on the winning side.

USA’s probable XI for the T20 World Cup 2024 match against South Africa:

  • Monank Patel (c)
  • Steven Taylor
  • Andries Gous
  • Aaron Jones
  • Corey Anderson
  • Nitish Kumar
  • Jasdeep Singh
  • Harmeet Singh
  • Shadley Van Schalkwyk
  • Saurabh Netravalkar
  • Ali Khan

Key players to watch out for USA:

  • Saurabh Netravalkar: Netravalkar’s performance has been a standout in this competition. With four wickets from three matches, he has made a significant impact.
  • Aaron Jones: Jones has been exceptional, emerging as the USA’s primary match-winner in this tournament. Scoring 141 runs across three matches, he ranks fifth in the tournament for runs scored.
  • Monank Patel: Monank started strongly with a half-century against Pakistan but didn’t play against India. Despite this, he has shown strong leadership for the USA team, raising expectations among fans.

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South Africa’s probable XI for the T20 World Cup 2024 match against USA:

  • Quinton de Kock (wk)
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Aiden Markram (c)
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • David Miller
  • Tristan Stubbs
  • Marco Jansen
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Ottneil Baartman
  • Tabraiz Shamsi

Key players to watch out for South Africa:

  • David Miller: Miller once again demonstrates his indispensable match-winning prowess for the South African squad. Across 4 matches, he has amassed 101 runs, with an unbeaten 59 as his top score.
  • Anrich Nortje: Nortje leads as the top wicket-taker for the Proteas in this tournament. From 4 matches, he has secured 9 dismissals and is anticipated to perform strongly against the USA.
  • Tristan Stubbs: The choice to position Stubbs at number four has paid dividends for the South African side. He has successfully anchored the middle order, fostering substantial partnerships with his fellow batters.

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