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T20 World Cup 2024 Final: How Can South Africa Beat India To Clinch First World Cup Title?

The finalists of the Men's T20 World Cup 2024 have been decided and for the first time ever, an unbeaten team will lift the title when India lock horns with South Africa on June 29. And this time, it's Bridgetown's Kensington Oval that will host the first daytime T20 World Cup Final. This will also be the first time South Africa will be competing in the Men's World Cup Final. Apart from winning the inaugural Champions Trophy Final in 1998, South Africa have never made the final of any Men's ICC tournament and needless to say, Aiden Markram and his team will be keen to etch their name in history.

Ahead of a must-win contest for both sides on Saturday, let's discuss how the Proteas can tackle the Asian giants to clinch their maiden World Cup title.

Is South Africa prepared for high-flying India in the final?

Win toss, bat first

With bowling being their strong suit, South Africa should prefer bowling second in the final. In the four day matches played at the Kensington Oval, the team winning the toss has decided twice to bat first in the tournament.

Overall in this tournament, India have batted first five times out of their seven matches and have won them all. Tactically, Aiden Markram's men should opt to bat first after winning the toss in the final. Even if India bat first, South Africa have enough firepower in their bowling to remove the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli early in the innings.

Go slow to Suryakumar

India's middle order has been making the difference in most of their wins and with Suryakumar Yadav in the middle, it's always a challenge for any opposition bowling unit.

Surya - the world's No.1 T20I batter - loves using any pace and bounce on offer to go behind the wicket which is prominently known

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