The Day of Judgement, the Day of Change, the Day of Finale: T20 World Cup 2024

Change is the only constant, and change is about to happen. It took a long time—two decades and a half for some 60 million odd people and 11 years for 1.5 billion people—but here’s the catch: Only one of these two waits will end on Saturday.

The “change” will only happen for one side of the coin, although “both sides of the coin were immersed in a uniform spectrum of emotions.”

In realms full of emotions and attachments, the celebration of an event as big as the World Cup final is left way behind in this build-up because a big part of cricket will be saddened by the result of tomorrow’s final at Kensington Oval, Barbados.

54 matches, 4 weeks, some outstanding drama, too many edge-of-the-seat contests, 1 underdog heroic story and 2 unbeaten finalists. We have finally arrived at the Judgement day for crowning our new T20 World champions.

Probable Playing XIs

Although it is not usually observed and not advisable by experts to change a winning combination, especially before a big game, we can see at least one potential change on both sides.

Ottniel Baartman in for Tabraiz Shamsi is a possible change for South Africa. India, too, can look to include Siraj, but it will either reduce the batting depth or exclude Kuldeep, both of which can be highly risky.

SOUTH AFRICA: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottniel Baartman.

INDIA: Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(wk), Surya Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah.

Players To Watch Out For

In a final, you look at the biggest or most popular name in the lineup and bind your hopes to it. Or you’ll look at the player who has performed best so far in the tournament and expect him to do something similar. But very often, we have witnessed our assumptions proven wrong. T20 being unpredictable as a format adds more to this theory. So here’s a couple of players, expected or unexpected, whom I will put my eyes on for tomorrow.

Virat Kohli

Why not? Just why not? Virat Kohli hitting a big knock in the FINALE of an event where he underperformed massively will be such an eventful end to a story.

And it is, to some extent, acceptable to expect a player of his status when the trophy is on the line.

Virat Kohli’s scores in ICC finals:

  • 35(49)
  • 43(34)
  • 77(58)
  • 54(63)

Jasprit Bumrah

If you follow cricket and you follow the fan’s narratives on social media, then you must be aware of a famous narrative around Bumrah and his inability to perform for India when it was needed the most.

This tournament has been a nightmare for the carriers of that narrative; the first step towards changing it was taken against Pakistan [3/14(4) & player of the match], and the second leap was observed in the Semifinal versus England [2/12 with wicket of Salt], WILL WORLD T20 FINAL BE THE FINAL NAIL IN COFFIN TO THIS NARRATIVE?


Will it be?

What will it be?

Saturday, June 29th.

IND vs SA Dream11 Team for Final of T20 WC 2024

Wicket Keeper: Rishabh Pant, Quntion de Kock

Batters: Reeza Hendricks, Virat Kohli (c)

All-Rounders: Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram (vc), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje

Note: This is not our final Dream11 Team, as we are not aware of the Toss Result and Final Playing XI at this moment.

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