India vs South Africa: ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 Match Preview, Possible Lineups, Pitch Report, Head-to-Head, and Dream XI Team

India and South Africa will face each other in the 37th game of the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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India vs South Africa: ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 Match Preview, Possible Lineups, Pitch Report, Head-to-Head, and Dream XI Team

Shami has taken 14 wickets in just 3 matches of this World Cup Image - Associated Press

India and South Africa will face each other in an epic battle on Sunday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Cricketing fans from all over the world will get to witness the two table-toppers clash in the 37th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.

Both teams will come into the match after winning their previous matches with huge margins. India defeated Sri Lanka by 302 runs while South Africa beat New Zealand by 190 runs. 

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India vs South Africa: Match Preview

Match Details:

  • Date: 5th November, 2023 (Sunday)

  • Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

  • Time: 2:00 pm (IST)

  • Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney + Hotstar

Eden Gardens is often referred to as home of Indian cricket  Image - Wikipedia
Eden Gardens is often referred to as home of Indian cricket Image - Wikipedia

India vs South Africa: Head-to-Head in ODI World Cups

India and South Africa have faced each other 5 times in the ICC Cricket World Cup. The overall record is in South Africa's favour. The Proteas have won 3 games while India has won 2. However, India has won all the latest matches played in the 2015 and 2019 World Cup, and by significant margins.

India vs South Africa: Head-to-Head in ODIs

Matches Played 90
India Won 37
South Africa Won 50
Tied 0
No Result 3
India Win % 41.11
South Africa Win % 55.55
First Played On November 1991
Last played On October 2022

India vs South Africa: Pitch & Weather Report

The pitch at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata produces high-scoring matches and favours the batters. However, over time, it might allow spin bowlers to show their influence to the battle.

So far, Eden Gardens has hosted two ICC ODI World Cup 2023 matches. In the first match, the Netherlands defeated Bangladesh by 87 runs. The pitch at Eden Gardens favoured the Dutches, as they won the toss and chose to bat.

The second match was a cut-throat competition between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat. They scored 204 runs. However, Pakistan took advantage of the high-scoring pitch and defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in the second match.

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Kolkata will have hazy weather on Sunday. The probability of precipitation is four percent, and the humidity will be 51 per cent. Furthermore, the cloud cover will be 99 per cent, and the temperature will range between 23 to 33 degrees Celsius.

IND vs SA: Possible XI

India: Rohit Sharma (Cap), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (Wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (Wk), Temba Bavuma (Cap), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

India vs South Africa: Dream XI Team Prediction

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