Proteas final

Proteas lost to India in the T20 World Cup final. Image: CSA

When do Proteas play next at the T20 World Cup, and against who?

The Proteas will face their most important fixture at the T20 World Cup on Friday as they hope to take a big step towards the knockout stage.

Proteas final

Proteas lost to India in the T20 World Cup final. Image: CSA

The Proteas claimed an important – albeit somewhat unconvincing – win over the USA on Wednesday, but will have very little time to put their feet up at this lengthy T20 World Cup tournament.

Aiden Markram’s charges will be back in action on Friday, this time taking on a dangerous England side that is undoubtedly their biggest threat in this Super 8 stage.

Play gets under way in St Lucia on Friday at 16:30 (SA time).

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Reflecting on the win over the USA, Markram suggested there was plenty to be positive about.

“Pretty happy with the performance as a whole, although there are a couple of overs here and there we need to tidy up,” said Markram.

“I think you always feel you need more runs. But the wicket definitely changes and gets a bit slower, and they were a lot less sloppy.

“There are a couple of lessons to take, but [it was] nice for the batters to be in the middle and get some runs, especially for Quinny (Quinton de Kock) to really get his flow.”

It’s worth remembering that the top two teams from each Super 8 group will reach the semi-finals, with the West Indies being the final opponent for the Proteas on 24 June before a potential playoff fixture.

In the semi-finals, the winner of Group 1 plays the runner-up in Group 2, and vice versa, to determine the two finalists.


Match SeedingFixtureGroupDateTime (SAST)Venue
A2 vs D1Proteas won 18 runsGroup 2June 19Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
B1 vs C2England won by 8 wicketsGroup 2June 20Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia
C1 vs A1Afghanistan vs IndiaGroup 1June 2016:30Kensington Oval, Barbados
B2 vs D2Australia vs D2Group 1June 2102:30Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
B1 vs D1England vs South AfricaGroup 2June 2116:30Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia
A2 vs C2USA vs West IndiesGroup 2June 2202:30Kensington Oval, Barbados
A1 vs D2India vs D2Group 1June 2216:30Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
C1 vs B2Afghanistan vs AustraliaGroup 1June 2302:30Arnos Vale Stadium, Saint Vincent
A2 vs B1USA vs EnglandGroup 2June 2316:30Kensington Oval, Barbados
C2 vs D1West Indies vs South AfricaGroup 2June 2402:30Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
B2 vs A1Australia vs IndiaGroup 1June 2416:30Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia
C1 vs D2Afghanistan vs D2Group 1June 2502:30Arnos Vale Stadium, Saint Vincent


Aiden Markram (captain, Momentum Multiply Titans), Ottniel Baartman (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Gerald Coetzee (Momentum Multiply Titans), Quinton de Kock (Momentum Multiply Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (DP World Lions), Reeza Hendricks (DP World Lions), Marco Jansen (Dafabet Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Anrich Nortje (Dafabet Warriors), Kagiso Rabada (DP World Lions) Ryan Rickelton (DP World Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans) and Tristan Stubbs (Dafabet Warriors).

You can check out all theย squads here, with the Proteas boasting one of the strongest playing groups at the T20 World Cup.