India vs South Africa will be the 37th match of the World Cup 2023 on November 5, 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. It can be pre-final fixtures because both teams look the strongest to win the trophy and to be in the final.
India has been in amazing form, winning seven out of seven, and once again, they thrashed the Sri Lanka team by batting and bowling performance. India’s pace unit bowled out at just 55 runs, which made it their biggest win in the World Cup. It was a fiery spell by all three pace bowlers, especially Mohammad Siraj and Mohammad Shami. Once again, Shami got his five wickets in the World Cup, making him equal the record of the most five wicket-takers in the ODI World Cup, which is 3rd.
South Africa team has been one of the best teams in the World Cup, winning 6 out of 7 matches and winning every big match against top teams like Australia, New Zealand, and Pakistan. They are scoring quite heavily in the World Cup, which is another good aspect for them, as they scored almost 300+ in every match. However, in their next match against India, they have to look for spinners who can be trouble for them because, for the last few years, the team has been struggling against spinners and giving their wickets to spinners, which will be the key factor for them to tackle against.
It is going to be a fought match for both teams, who are on a winning run and performing quite well with bat and ball. It is going to be a battle between the sheer bowling attack of India and the run-scoring South African team.
When and Where To Watch India vs South Africa 37th ICC World Cup 2023 Match
|Match||India vs South Africa|
|Date & Time||November 5, 2023, 2:00 PM IST|
|Venue||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Where to Watch||Disney Hotstar|
Player Injury Report For India vs South Africa 37th ICC World Cup Match
Hardik Pandya is said to be playing against the Netherlands, but still it is not confirmed yet.
India vs South Africa Head-to-Head ODI Record
Weather Conditions For India vs South Africa 37th ICC World Cup Match
The Weather will be clear, and there will be no chance of rain.
Pitch Report of Eden Gardens, Kolkata, In the India vs South Africa Match On November 5, 2023
|Match Played||37 Matches|
|Batting first won||21 Matches won|
|Batting second won||15 Matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||240 Runs|
|Highest Team innings total||404/5 by IND|
|Lowest Team innings total||63/10 by INDW|
Eden Gardens has been one of the best pitches to play cricket on because it consists of everything for everyone. In the initial phase, pace bowlers get movement from the pitch, but then in the middle order, the batter can play their shots quite quickly, and in the last phase, spinners get a turn, which was seen in the last match played on the pitch between Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Team Preview Of India
India has been one of the most balanced teams in terms of overall play in the World Cup, performing exceptionally well with ball and bat. The way the pacers of India turned up in the last two matches against England and Sri Lanka made them the unbeaten team till now in the World Cup, but against South Africa, their bowling unit needs to turn up.
Important players for the India Team in the match against South Africa
1- Virat Kohli missed his chance to level the 49th ODI hundred by just 12 runs, but in the next match, he will play against South Africa on his birthday. He has 61 runs average per match against South Africa in 30 ODI matches.
2- Mohammed Shami has been exceptional in the World Cup, picking up 14 wickets in just three matches, and he does have an excellent wicket-taking record against South Africa. He has taken 11 wickets in four matches against them.
3-Kuldeep Yadav needs to be at his top form because South Africa has a weakness against spinners. He has 24 wickets in 10 matches against South Africa. Last time, he took four wickets against the South Africa team.
Team Preview Of South Africa
South Africa is batting phenomenally well in the tournament and has already scored 350 four times, which is a record for any team in the World Cup, and the main reason for this is Quinton de Kock’s batting, who also scored four centuries till now. The bowling unit did well in the last match against New Zealand, bowling them out on just 170 runs.
Important players for the England Team in the match against India
1- Quinton de Kock scored his 4th century in the last match and can score the fifth against India. He has a 56.42 average against India in 19 matches, scoring 1072 runs with the highest of 135.
2- Rassie Van der Dussen was fantastic against New Zealand in the last match, scoring 133, and does have a great average against India. He scored 240 runs in 4 matches with an average of 120 just because he got out only twice in four matches.
3- Kagiso Rabada can be the highest wicket-taking bowler for the South Africa side against India. He has 20 wickets in 14 matches with a bowling average of 27.30.
India vs South Africa Match Prediction
It is going to be hard to choose, but India looks like a slightly better team to win the match.
India vs South Africa: Probable Playing 11 of India
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
India vs South Africa: Probable Playing 11 of South Africa
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
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