The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup was last year’s biggest cricket competition. India incredibly organized the tournament. In 2024, another World Cup is scheduled to happen. The T20 World Cup will take place in the USA and West Indies in June. All teams are gearing up well for the upcoming edition of the tournament. In between that, South African star bowler Keshav Maharaj wished to see India and South Africa in the T20 World Cup final match.
India vs. South Africa Face-Off:
After a long time, India organized the World Cup 2023 on home soil. All the nations came and tried to perform at their best. Throughout the tournament, India performed exceptionally well. They were unbeaten till the final. In the final match, they faced defeat against Australia and ended the tournament as the runners-up.
In that tournament, India and South Africa met at the group stage. But that was a nightmare for the South African side. They got all out in 55 runs and India won the match by a huge margin. The T20 World Cup is scheduled to happen in June. this edition of the tournament will be organized by the West Indies and the USA. South African bowler Keshav Maharaj wished to see the final match between India and South Africa.
Keshav Maharaj’s Wish:
After the ODI World Cup last year, the teams are gearing up well for the upcoming T20 World Cup. preparations have already started. Teams are trying hard to showcase their best in front of the World. In a recent interview, Keshav Maharaj talked about his view on the T20 World Cup final. He said, “ We always go there with a directive in mind to try and win the World Cup. Hopefully, we can rectify that. It’ll be amazing to have a South Africa vs India final. After the round robins (2023 ODI World Cup), just hearing the locals in India saying that they want a South Africa-India final.”
Leading Durban’s Super Giants in the current SA20 edition, Keshav Maharaj highlighted the rapid progress of the tournament in its second season. Expressing optimism, he anticipates South Africa’s league to reach the heights set by the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the coming years.
He said, “ The standards are quite high in the South African league, just looking at the internationals that are coming and playing across the brand and style of cricket. 200 is being chased down with ease these days. From a skill point of view, we are closing in on the IPL. It’s only been our second year.”
Later he added, “The IPL is such a successful model and the standard of cricket is extremely high. I’m hoping that the SA20 can bridge that gap as the years go by and go as close as possible to the IPL.”