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South Africa’s time has come: AB de Villiers tips Aiden Markam’s side to beat India


Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers has tipped the Proteas to edge past India in the T20 World Cup Final on June 29, Saturday in Barbados. South Africa entered a World Cup final for the first time in their history and have remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. South Africa crushed Afghanistan in the semi-final to enter the summit clash.

Before the final, De Villiers posted a video on his official X accoount, saying that the moment of truth has arrived for the team. The former skipper said that he is backing the Proteas to win the match and expects it to be a close affair against India.

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“The moment of truth has arrived. South Africans have been waiting for 33 years to see the Proteas play in an ICC World Cup final. After so many heartbreaks, we know all about them. South Africa will play India in the T20 World Cup final in Barbados on Saturday and I am backing the Proteas to win. It will be close as we all know India are a team of superstars but I believe South Africa’s time has come,” said De Villiers.

South Africa’s journey in the T20 World Cup so far

South Africa have a perfect win record in the T20 World Cup 2024 so far. They started their campaign with a convincing against Sri Lanka on a tricky New York pitch and then had two close games against Netherlands and Bangladesh. They were given a big scare by Nepal and scrapped through in the end to move to the Super 8s.

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The Super 8 stages saw them top Group 2 with wins over the USA, England and West Indies to make it to the semi-final. In the final four matchup, the Proteas bowlers ran through the Afghanistan batting lineup and got the 9-wicket win.

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Jun 29, 2024