“One Of The Hot Contenders For T20 World Cup”: Ex-India Batter On South Africa

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Former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer said South Africa are good contenders for the upcoming T20 World Cup after a 2-1 win over England in the three-game T20 series. South Africa won the recent T20I series against England 2-1. It was an excellent run, as England took the lead in the first game, but South Africa planned the comeback and won the rest of the two games.

After the win over England by South Africa, former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer had strong thoughts after the series.

“Congratulations @OfficialCSA on winning the series. Have to say the way SA has come up with it over the past year has been brilliant. They are definitely one of the top contenders for the T20 WC now. #ENGvSA,” said he tweeted afterwards. the match.

An excellent showing from both teams in all three games made the series entertaining for the fans. South African opener Reeza Hendricks scored half a century in all three games of the series.

Rilee Rossouw also had an excellent showing in two of the matches. The batter was shy only 6 of a century in the second game. Tristan Stubbs also shone in the first match, but it wasn’t enough for South Africa to win that match.

Lungi Ngidi had his best performance of his career in the first game of the series, scalping a total of 5 wickets while conceding just 39 runs.

Tabraiz Shamsi also performed remarkably in the two wins for South Africa, taking three and five wickets respectively in the last few games for South Africa.

Aiden Markram also scored half a century in the second game of the series and Andile Phehluwayo also did well with the bowl throughout the series.

South Africa could take a lot of positives from the series as beating England at home is something not every team can do.

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Previously, South Africa also played against India in a 5-game T20I series, which resulted in a 2-2 draw as the last game of the series could not be completed.

In the 2021 World Cup, South Africa failed to qualify after the Super 12 stage of the competition. They were in second place with Australia, but were third in the standings due to a lower net run rate.

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