The South Africa Cricket Team will take on the Afghanistan cricket team in the second warm-up match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on Friday, September 29 at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. They will be riding high on confidence owing to their brilliant performance in the recent ODI series.
South Africa was trailing 2-0 after the first two matches in the five-match ODI series against Australia at home. However, they made a remarkable comeback to win the series defeating Australia in the remaining three matches. Meanwhile, Afghanistan did not have a great outing in the Asia Cup 2023. They lost both of their league-stage matches.
Match: South Africa vs Afghanistan, Second Warm-up Match, ICC ODI World Cup 2023
Date: Friday, September 29, 02.00 PM IST
Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar
The pitch at the Baraspara Cricket Stadium favours the batters. However, as the match progresses the spinners might get some assistance off the surface. Overall, it’s a good batting pitch with an average score of 250 runs in the first innings.
South Africa and Afghanistan have only played one ODI match against each other. South Africa emerged as the winner in the match.
Captain: Aiden Markram
Vice-captain: Heinrich Klaasen
Wicket-keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batter: Rassie van der Dussen, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah-Zadran
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Marco Jansen
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.