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Afghanistan Can Lose Without Even Playing the Semi Final – Scenario Explained

Afghanistan prepares for their historic T20 World Cup 2024 semi-final clash against South Africa in Port of Spain, Trinidad. It marks their first appearance in a major ICC semi-final after impressive victories over New Zealand and Australia. Meanwhile, South Africa, experienced on such big stages, often struggle under pressure. Fans eagerly await this encounter, though […]

Afghanistan Can Lose Without Even Playing the Semi Final - Scenario Explained
Afghanistan Can Lose Without Even Playing the Semi Final - Scenario Explained

Afghanistan prepares for their historic T20 World Cup 2024 semi-final clash against South Africa in Port of Spain, Trinidad. It marks their first appearance in a major ICC semi-final after impressive victories over New Zealand and Australia. Meanwhile, South Africa, experienced on such big stages, often struggle under pressure.

Fans eagerly await this encounter, though rain could disrupt proceedings. According to Accuweather, there’s a slight 1% chance of rain at the start, increasing to 44% later. Fortunately, the ICC has scheduled a reserve day in case of interruptions.

If rain persists over both scheduled days, Afghanistan would unfortunately be eliminated, while South Africa would advance to the final due to their superior rankings in the Super 8 stage. The Proteas topped their groups consistently, contrasting with Afghanistan’s second-place finishes behind West Indies and India.

Afghanistan has been the surprise package of the tournament, showing resilience amidst challenges back home. Their memorable victory over Australia, a first-time achievement, showcased their team spirit. Captain Rashid Khan, along with bowlers Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq, contributed crucially, while Gulbadin Naib and Mohammad Nabi played pivotal roles.

Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz leads Afghanistan’s batting with 281 runs, while Farooqi tops the bowling charts with 16 wickets. It’s a testament to their players’ determination to surpass expectations and shine on the global stage.

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