In a WC final

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Jun 28, 2024, 13:41

you need  big players to deliver so with regards to the attack I'm tipping KG, MJ and Maharaj and with the bat I'm tipping Quinton, Markram, Klaasen and MJ. We need our top three to lay a solid foundation in the powerplay for big hitters Klaasen and MJ to add some big hitting touches. It won't be easy. Unlike the IPL with it's made for batting flat pitches and small grounds which favoured batsmen the wickets in the WI has been a testing ground of a batsmen's skills. Bowlers have been king. The Proteas don't have a star batsmen like a Kohli but they do have a captain with the smarts....Markrams captaincy is priceless. The Indian pace attack with Bumrah and Arshdeep is excellent, notice how they made the ball swing whereas the English pace bowlers unbelievably failed to do so. Just how is the wicket going to play...the simple answer is that at this point no-one knows. KG will get movement, length and line, MJ will get bounce.

Winning the toss will be a major plus.


Jun 28, 2024, 15:21

I repeat:

Jun 25, 2024, 15:58

We could finally win one of these things….nerves aside, we are a way better team than Afghanistan. India is a different story, but this is T20 where a team like Afghanistan can beat Australia in a one off.

It’s time for the Proteas to redeem themselves.

Jun 29, 2024, 04:29

When I t hink about Great players like d e Villiers and we never got t the final in any T2o or 50 over tournament  we used to have and winning no world tournament - I wonder about how the present lot can c hang e the situation by using a team where we used some really poor performers in the series - I have serious prolems in predicting a Proteas victory in this case, Maybe Denny has a point.

In any event according to the bookmakers rate India as t he favourites to win the trophy and rate t he SA team as outsiders,     Despite the generous odds I would not put a cent on them winning today,      

Jun 29, 2024, 07:46

I have serious problems in predicting a Proteas victory in this case, Maybe Denny has a point.

Not sure what point you're referring to Mike but the Bookies have it right....the Proteas are the underdogs. But you know it's said that cricket is a funny game and as I've said our better players will have to step up and we also need luck.

Anyone brave enough to predict a Protea win?

Jun 29, 2024, 09:56

For the Proteas to have a chance they will have to get Rohit early in his innings, hope for Kohli to continue his poor form which might hopefully unsettle the nerves of their middle order. Batting wise our top order need to lay a platform in the powerplay. 

Jun 29, 2024, 14:34

The Proteas are going to have to come good both with the bat and the ball to win this final.

Not impossible but we need the players to understand the situation and to fire on all fronts.

But they have amazed me thus far, so they can pull it off.

Looking forward to the final.

Jun 29, 2024, 15:03

We're on...go boys!!!

Jun 29, 2024, 15:36

lol not good start.

Until Klaasen takes a screamer of a catch

Jun 29, 2024, 15:37

Correction, it looked like a screamer in real time...but it turned out to be pretty easy.

Jun 29, 2024, 15:37

Jansen was much too full in his first over.

Jun 29, 2024, 15:39

Robot is gone, and so is Pant...potentially...

He que-ended it and Quintie collects...

Yeah he looks out and is.

2 down.

Looking good now for the Proteas.

Jun 29, 2024, 15:40

Dang, old Raja came good in his first over up.

Jun 29, 2024, 15:41

India should go into their shells a little now.

KG smartly bowling length now since India won't dare lose another wicket.

Jun 29, 2024, 15:44

KG gives only 3 off his first over.

India a bit nervy

Jun 29, 2024, 15:49

3 down for 34.

Bowling length pays off for KG.

Easy catch on the square leg boundary for Klaasen.

Jun 29, 2024, 15:50

Only 3 balls left in the Powerplay...and only 34 off it.

Good going for the blommetjies.

Jun 29, 2024, 16:54

It’s a great pitch…..hopefully our bats come good.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:26

Reeza fails :/

Jun 29, 2024, 17:27

Markram and Kokkie must do it. 

Jun 29, 2024, 17:27

Quintie looking very relaxed.

Markram slices his first ball nicely to the boundary.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:28

"Reeza fails :/"

Tante would be glad.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:29

My feed is buggy.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:31


Jun 29, 2024, 17:32

Now Markram fails...

Jun 29, 2024, 17:32

Where is Rassie van der Dussen when we needed him….Markram out to a ludicrous shot.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:32

We're gonna end 40 runs short here.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:33

Tante isn't watching. She's too busy campaigning for "whoever is propping Biden up".

Jun 29, 2024, 17:51

Mr Stubs needs to step up.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:52

De Kock clears the roof!

Jun 29, 2024, 17:53

Quintie still there and hits one out of the ground...literally.

They'll need a new ball.

Bit like Tante, but she needs two new balls.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:53

Solar panel in sy moer!!!:D

Jun 29, 2024, 17:54

Naand Moz.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:56

Stubbs...what a noob move.


Jun 29, 2024, 17:56

Stubbs plays a ludicrous shot.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:56

Stupid Stubby!!!

Jun 29, 2024, 17:57

It's down to Miller, Klaasen, Jansen and Quintie now.

Jun 29, 2024, 17:57

We were cruising...darn!!!

Jun 29, 2024, 17:59

We've got this...common boys!!!

Jun 29, 2024, 18:02

From here all they needs is cheeky singles and a boundary an over.

...but this is the Choketeas we're talking about here.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:04

Klaasen does a Kholi and gets zero from the free hit.

He seems to be middling it nicely though.

10 overs gone and just about halfway there for score.

Normally being halfway there with 12 overs gone is about par.

Stubb's innings put us back on track.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:08

Klaasen showing how easy T20 is.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:09

84 needed off of 54...7 wickets in hand.

11 runs ahead of where India were.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:11

Shot Klaasen...big six over extra the back foot.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:13

Quintie done well so far...he needs to feed Klaasen the strike and be there for Miller and Jansen if Klaasen goes.

...don't do any silly shit, Quintie.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:14

Quintie hits a nice four...

Calm don't need another one right away.

...and he's out

Jun 29, 2024, 18:15

I literally posted the above in real time.


Jun 29, 2024, 18:16

Once again the difference between Kholi and de Kock. His eye was  in, he survived a few lucky scrapes….it was all set up for him. And he goes for broke.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:21

Great shots from Miller. This will give him confidence . . . and boy does he owe us a winning knock!

Jun 29, 2024, 18:23

Klaasen smashing . . . we're now approaching the point where a loss would be a choke . . .

Jun 29, 2024, 18:30

Hell of an over from Bumrah

Jun 29, 2024, 18:32

Come on Proteas!!!

Jun 29, 2024, 18:32

Oh no . . . I am the kiss of death! Again!

Jun 29, 2024, 18:34

Klaasen goes.

Choke time?

Jansen in now...

Jun 29, 2024, 18:34

The Indian fake injury break works….Klaasen ends a great innings with a dumb shot.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:35

Still, 5 wickets in hand...only 20 odd needed.

Losing from here is a choke of note.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:42

The choke is on...

Jansen nowhere near that one.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:43

Raja needs to edge one of these 2 Bumrah deliveries to the boundary.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:43

1 more Bumrah ball to come...

Jun 29, 2024, 18:44

Shit...Raja steals the strike.

20 needed off of 12...

I hate cricket

Jun 29, 2024, 18:46

20 needed off of 10.

Raja not even thinking about giving Miller the strike...


Jun 29, 2024, 18:47

Miller on strike with 4 balls to go in the over

Jun 29, 2024, 18:48

India need to hit the top of off here.

17 needed from 8

Jun 29, 2024, 18:49

Sorry boys...not this time.

At least we got to the final.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:50

16 off 6 is a big ask . . .

Jun 29, 2024, 18:50

16 from 6 needed.

I mean, unless Miller middles everything, it's g'nite.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:52

Best catch of all time?

Jun 29, 2024, 18:54

His foot touched the boundary on that final step...FFS!!!!!

Jun 29, 2024, 18:54

The Proteas are cursed..  ,what a catch.

Jun 29, 2024, 18:58

Well done India.

Hard luck Proteas.

Jun 29, 2024, 19:01

Fabulous game. Brilliant Indian bowling at the end.

Jun 29, 2024, 21:35

did i miss something?

who the fuck is Raja?

Jun 30, 2024, 12:24

No team can win a match like yesteday with three to Batsmen  failing and that is the end of the story.   

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