USA vs South Africa Weather Report And Pitch Report Of Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua– ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Match 41, Super 8

Published - 19 Jun 2024, 03:14 PM | Updated - 19 Jun 2024, 03:15 PM

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Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua is all set to host the armies of the USA and South Africa for their next game. USA vs South Africa, the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 encounter, is the first match of the Super 8 round. 

The USA vs South Africa clash is also the first match of Group 2. Monank Patel-led USA was part of Group A in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in the first round. They finished in the second spot by winning two games out of four; including one defeat and one no-result. 

Talking about South Africa, they are led by Aiden Markram in T20 WC. Proteas were the most dominating team in Group D; winning all of their four games. With 8 points, they finished in the top spot in the group. 

The USA vs South Africa will be an exciting game as now teams aim to book a berth in the semi-finals. Ahead of the match, below are weather and pitch reports for the encounter. 

USA vs South Africa Weather Report And Pitch Report Of Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua– ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Match 41, Super 8

USA vs South Africa Weather Report Of Antigua

The USA vs South Africa match takes place in North Sound, Antigua on Wednesday, June 19. The weather reports suggest that the temperature of Antigua on Wednesday will be 31° Celcius during the day and 28° Celcius at night. 

The sky will be a little cloudy during the day. The chance of rain is 30% during the day but falls to 5% at night. There are light showers expected in the morning but the sky will turn sunny as the day progresses.      

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USA vs South Africa Pitch Analysis

The USA vs South Africa encounter takes place at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. The stadium has hosted 33 T20I games so far and is considered a low-scoring ground according to stats. 

The average 1st innings total is 120 while the average 2nd innings total is 103. The stadium has hosted 33 matches, out of which, teams batting first won 15 games while teams batting second won 16 games.

Hence, the stadium offers equal support to both sides whether bowling first or batting first. If we glance at the highest-ever total at the stadium, it is 190/5 by Canada in a match against the Bahamas in November 2021. 

West Indies stadiums have hosted fewer games in recent times and the pitch has turned slow. Most of the games in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 were low-scoring ones at the stadium. Spinners have enjoyed success while batters have struggled to pile up big totals. 

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Weather Impact on USA vs South Africa

The match takes place at 10:30 AM according to local time. Since the chance of rain is 30% at the time, there is a slight chance that the match will be affected by rain. 

However, the chances of rain will decrease as the day progresses. Also, at the time of the match, there is about 10% chance of rain. Therefore, the USA vs South Africa match will not be affected by rain. 

Conclusion

The weather will not impact the USA vs South Africa match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. However, the pitch will support bowlers more than batters and both teams are expected to come up with low totals. Therefore, it will be a low-scoring thriller like previous games of both sides. 

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