The 20th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 is set to take place on Saturday, October 21 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium between England (ENG) vs South Africa (SA).
Even though they started the tournament as the early favorites, England’s World Cup trip has been turbulent, with losses in two of their first three games. They have clearly struggled in both the bowling and batting departments. England’s hopes were jeopardized after they lost to Afghanistan in their most recent game, which ended in Delhi with an unexpected 69-run loss.
After a shocking loss to the Netherlands, South Africa is now having problems. With the minnows at 140 for seven, the Proteas looked certain to win the World Cup for a third time in a row. Their bowlers, however, found it difficult to build on the early advantages against the Dutch team.
Afghanistan and the Netherlands have caused major upsets that have left both South Africa and England reeling. The complexion of the tournament has changed, which makes their upcoming matchup in Mumbai on October 21 all the more significant. The last five one-day internationals (ODIs) between these teams have produced an even total of two victories apiece, which bodes well for an interesting match.
MATCH SCHEDULE ( England vs South Africa )
|Day / Date
|Cricket World Cup 2023
|England vs South Africa
|Saturday / October 21, 2023
|2:00 IST / 5:00 GMT
|Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
Location: Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
England vs South Africa Weather Report:
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Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report:
The Wankhede Stadium has earned its reputation as a batters’ paradise. The pitch, known for its favourable conditions, offers good pace and bounce, creating an ideal setting for aggressive shot-making and high-scoring contests. The ball comes onto the bat sweetly, resulting in traditional cricketing strokes. With the match’s progression and pitch wear, spinners can come into prominence. Benefitting from the hot and humid Mumbai conditions, especially in the latter phases of the game.
ENG vs SA Head-to-Head Record:
|South Africa won
ENG vs SA Probable Playing XI
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C, WK), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley, Gus Aktinson
South Africa (SA):
Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter:
Dawid Malan (ENG):
With a remarkable average of 61.60 in 24 One-Day Internationals, Dawid Malan is one of the few cricketers who have scored hundreds in each of the three international forms. With scores of 54, 96, 127, and 140 in his previous six ODI innings. Malan’s recent form puts him in a strong position to lead England in run scoring against South Africa.
Probable Best Bowler:
Marco Jansen (SA)
Marco Jansen’s 2-27 stats from the previous game were exceptional in comparison to the other bowlers who gave up between 38 and 57 runs. Because of his ability to generate bounce and swing from his left-arm angle. Jansen looks like a serious contender to top South Africa’s wicket-taking records going into the Mumbai match.
Disclaimer: According to my understanding, analysis, and instincts used to make the prediction. Take into account all of this information when you create your prediction. Then decide for yourself.
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