The Nepal national cricket team will square off against the South Africa national cricket team in their penultimate Group D match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 at the Arnos Vale Stadium in the Caribbean, located near Kingstown, St. Vincent. on Saturday, June 15. The Nepal vs Netherlands T20 World Cup 2024 match will start at 5:00 AM.

The South Africans are ranked fifth in the ICC men’s T20I team rankings while Nepal are placed 18th and are the lowest ranked side in Group D of T20 World Cup 2024.

Led by captain Rohit Paudel, Nepal are making their second T20 World Cup appearance after 10 years following their debut in Bangladesh in 2014.

Nepal will head into the game after a six-wicket loss to the Netherlands while their second match of T20 WC 2024 against Sri Lanka was washed out due to rain.

On the other hand, South Africa have already qualified for the Super 8 stage of the 2024 T20 World Cup courtesy of three successive wins against the likes of Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, and Bangladesh.  

Under the leadership of captain Aiden Markram, the Proteas will be eager to finish their Group D matches on a high and carry forward momentum into the Super 8 stage of the tournament. 

With a spot in the Super 8 stage already in the bag, South Africa might experiment with their playing XI. Meanwhile, Nepal will be hoping to pull off an upset and register their first win in the 2024 World Cup.

Nepal vs South Africa T20 head-to-head 

These two teams have never locked horns in a T20 international before, making Saturday’s clash between the sides the first-ever match in the 20-over format between Nepal and South Africa.

Nepal vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2024 squads

Nepal: Rohit Paudel (captain), Aasif Sheikh, Anil Kumar Sah, Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Lalit Rajbanshi, Karan KC, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Pratis GC, Sundeep Jora, Abinash Bohara, Sagar Dhakal, Kamal Singh Airee

South Africa: Aiden Markram (captain), Ottniel Baartman, Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs

Where to watch Nepal vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2024 live in India

The Nepal vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2024 match will be telecast live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the Nepal vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2024 game will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.

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