The ICC World Cup T20 has already started this year and fans of cricket have been witnessing some major cricketing action starting from the very first round. As the tournament progresses, things are only set to become more intense, with the conclusion of the first round. All of the twelve participating teams are geared up for the next round which is the Super 12s round.
In the next stage, there will 6 teams divided into 2 groups. And from each group, the top-qualifying two teams will be heading their way for the T20 World Cup Semi Finals. So, it goes without saying, that there are zero scopes for slip-ups and errors for the teams now. And this intensity is what makes every single match in this tournament both crucial and fascinating at the same lengths. Both the groups have super-performing teams and there is no way to rule any team out, especially when it comes to the T20 format of cricket.
There will be very high competition especially in Group 1. And the member teams will have to play with all their might in order to reach the Semi Finals stage. Having said that, the team that is grabbing major attention this year is South Africa. Like all the other teams, they too have certain areas that need more honing, and it is critical to fine-tune their performance to face crunch situations.
South Africa has been showing some real cricketing action over the last few months in 2021. Starting from January and February in 2021 to September, when it last played against Sri Lanka, South Africa’s performance has been quite stellar in T20 International cricket. After their quarantine phase in the UAE before the World Cup matches began, the team has put on a splendid show, which has obviously got fans wondering if South Africa can make it to the semi-finals of World Cup T20 2021.
Experts at Betway feel that the South African cricket team does come off as a strong side, given their wins this year. However, their batting side tends to be too much dependent on just a couple of players to score maximum runs, instead of having more players that can fairly fetch runs batting. This dependency can be disadvantageous in situations where they need to chase more runs with confidence in order to win.
However, despite all the news off the field, South Africa has been able to muster a victorious performance. With names like Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram in their team, scoring runs for the team has been reduced to a light task. The team have built a strong bond, as this behind the scenes look at their time in the T20 bubble demonstrates. And when there are super bowlers like Keshav Maharaj, Dwaine Pretorius, and others, reigning the spin pitches in the UAE is expected to be their forte. Till now, South Africa has won two of its three matches, losing only to Australia, they still have ample chances to make it to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2021.