England will face South Africa in a mouth-watering clash to be played at Mumbai during the 2nd match of the doubleheader on 21st October 2023. Both teams are coming off a shocking loss to lower-ranked teams.
South Africa suffered a shocking 38-run loss to the Netherlands while England lost to Afghanistan by 69 runs at New Delhi. England might get a boost as star all-rounder Ben Stokes could play in the match while South Africa would look for good performances.
Details– England vs South Africa, Match 20, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time– 21st October, 2.00 PM IST
England and South Africa faced each other 69 times with South Africa having a slight edge winning 33 times, England 30 times, 5 ending in no result, and 1 in a tie.
Both teams met 7 times in World Cup history since 1992. England has a slight edge winning 4 times while South Africa registered victory on 3 occasions. The last time that these two teams met was in the 2019 edition where England thrashed South Africa by 104 runs.
The pitch has some life for the pacers initially before it becomes a brilliant pitch to bat on. A total of 23 One-day international matches have been played with the team batting first won 11 times while the team batting second won on 12 occasions. As the match goes on, the spinners might have a say which would create pressure.
It promises to be an exciting battle between these two powerhouses. The batters will enjoy the conditions that will create pressure on the opponent team.
The captain that wins the toss would likely field first, restrict the opponent, and then chase down the target with ease.
England (Eng) vs South Africa (SA)- Predicted Playing XI
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook/Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C, WK), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Reece Topley, David Willey.
Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerlad Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Shamsi.
Fantasy Selection- Eng vs SA
Team 1– Jonny Bairstow (C), Quinton de Kock, Joe Root, Rassie Van der Dussen, Jos Buttler (VC), Klassen, Sam Curran, Marco Jansen, Mark Wood, Rabada, Topley.
Team 2– Dawid Malan, Temba Bavuma, Ben Stokes (C), Markram, Liam Livingstone, David Miller (VC), Chris Woakes, Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi, David Willey, Shamsi.