The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata is set to witness the exciting clash of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 table-toppers. Team India will take on South Africa in Match 37 of the tournament on Sunday, November 5 at the venue. India ranks at the top of the points table, while South Africa is at the second spot.
India is unbeaten in the tournament and has qualified for the knockout round. They defeated Sri Lanka in their previous match of the tournament. Meanwhile, South Africa has also qualified, winning six matches earning 12 points. Their only loss so far in the season came against the Netherlands. South Africa secured a convincing win against New Zealand in the last game. Head-to-head, India has won 37 matches, while South Africa has won 50.
In this article, we take a look at the key player battles for the India vs South Africa match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Key Player Battles for IND vs SA
David Miller vs Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav has been in good form in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. He has taken 10 wickets in seven matches so far in the tournament. The spinner has a good record against David Miller, having dismissed him twice in One-Day Internationals. Miller has scored 51 runs at a strike rate of 78.5. Meanwhile, Miller has scored 220 runs at an average of 44, including a fifty.
Shreyas Iyer vs Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi has a terrific record against Shreyas Iyer in One-Day Internationals. He has troubled the batter conceding 31 runs in six matches. He has dismissed Iyer four times in the format. Iyer will be hoping to tackle Ngidi well in the upcoming match. The Indian batter has scored 216 runs so far in the tournament at an average of 43.2, including two fifties. Meanwhile, Lungi Ngidi has taken seven wickets in six games.
Shubman Gill vs Kagiso Rabada
Team India batter Shubman Gill has failed to convert his starts into a big score in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. He has slammed two fifties so far, scoring 196 runs at an average of 39.20. He will be facing Kagiso Rabada in the upcoming match. Rabada has dismissed Gill twice in as many matches in One-Day Internationals. So far, the South African pacer has taken 11 wickets in six matches.