Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian batter, claimed that South Africa is a hot contender for the upcoming T20 World Cup. They had a 2-1 victory over England in the three-match T20 series.
The first game of the series saw England taking the lead. Later South Africa planned a comeback and won the last two games.
Former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer had intense feelings following South Africa’s victory over England as he reckons that the Proteas are hot contenders for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
“Congratulations @OfficialCSA on the series win. Must say the way SA has come up in the last year or so has been brilliant. They’re definitely one of the hot contenders for the T20 WC now. #ENGvSA,” he said in a tweet after the match.
The fans were entertained by the series thanks to strong performances from both teams in each of the three games. South African opener Reeza Hendricks scored a half-century in all three matches of the series
Rilee Rossouw performed admirably in two of the games as well. In the second match, the batter was only 6 runs short of a century. Tristan Stubbs also shone in the opening game, but South Africa was unable to prevail.
Lungi Ngidi turned in the greatest performance of his career in the opening game of the series. He took a total of 5 wickets while only giving up 39 runs. Tabraiz Shamsi also put up a standout performance in South Africa’s two victories. He took three and five wickets in the last two matches, respectively.
In the second game of the series, Aiden Markram also scored a half-century. Andile Phehlukwayo was effective with the bowl throughout the entire competition.
South Africa would have a lot of positives to take away from the series. As not every team is capable of defeating England on their own home field.
An earlier 5-match T20I series between South Africa and India ended in a 2-2 draw since the last game could not be played.
South Africa was unable to get through the Super 12 stage in the campaign for the 2021 World Cup. Despite being tied for second with Australia, they were ranked third due to a lesser net run rate.