3 times when South Africa choked in ICC tournament

3 times when South Africa choked in ICC tournament

South Africa will take on the United States on June 19 in the Super 8 opener of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

South Africa have been the unluckiest team in ICC tournaments, with zero trophies to their name. The Proteas will feature in the opening game of the T20 World Cup Super 8 against the United States. The expectation is for South Africa to emerge victorious as they are the stronger team on paper. However, considering their previous chokes in ICC tournaments, South Africa cricket team has earned the tag of “chokers” in cricket. Therefore, the SA vs. USA match could swing in either direction.

Times when South Africa choked in ICC tournament

T20 World Cup 2022 vs the Netherlands

In the 2022 T20 World Cup, South Africa needed a win against the Netherlands to reach the semi-finals. However, their bowlers struggled, allowing the Dutch to score 158/4. Despite a decent start, South Africa’s batting faltered under pressure, leading to a shocking 13-run defeat and elimination from the tournament.

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T20 World Cup 2009 vs Pakistan

In the 2009 T20 World Cup, South Africa cricket team, despite being favorites with a strong squad, faced disappointment. After topping their groups, they met Pakistan in the semi-finals. Chasing 150, only Jacques Kallis and JP Duminy performed well. The team succumbed under pressure, losing crucial wickets, and ultimately lost by seven runs.

ODI World Cup 2011 vs New Zealand

South Africa, known for big-stage blunders, faced New Zealand in the 2011 World Cup quarter-finals. After restricting New Zealand to 221/8, they lost opener Hashim Amla early but seemed to recover. However, their batting collapsed from 108/2 to 172 all out in 44 overs, continuing their trend of tournament failures.


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