ICC World Cup 2023: India vs. South Africa Head-To-Head In ODI World Cup

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ICC World Cup 2023: India vs. South Africa Head-To-Head In ODI World Cup. India will take on South Africa in the ODI World Cup 2023 round-robin match at the iconic Eden Gardens on 5th November 2023. Fans are eagerly waiting for the high-voltage clash between the two cricketing giants. One factor which is adding excitement among the fans regarding the clash is that it will happen at the fag end of the tournament and teams will be under pressure to bring their A-game to the fore. 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) organizes the ICC Cricket World Cup, a major international cricket tournament that captures global attention every four years. This highly anticipated event will start on October 5, 2023, and end on November 19 of the same year. Australia, known as cricket giants, have won the ICC ODI World Cup an impressive five times and finished as runners-up twice.

India and the West Indies have also brightened the tournament’s legacy with two resounding victories each. This tournament promises to deliver an exciting showcase of cricket’s finest talent and passion on a global scale. South Africa deserves recognition for their achievement in winning the ICC World Cup Trophy in 1998, leaving a lasting mark on the sport’s rich history.

Let’s visit the past World Cup encounters between the two sides and also take a look at the match predictions. 

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India vs. South Africa Head-To-Head In ODI World Cup  

Both teams have faced each other 5 times in the World Cup with India emerging victorious on 2 occasions and South Africa winning 3 matches. The comparatively lower number of matches between India and South Africa at the World Cup is because South Africa did not participate in the first four World Cups due to the apartheid ban. Let’s see the results of past encounters: 

  1. 1992 World Cup at Adelaide Oval, Australia 

South Africa won the game by 6 wickets. The player of the match was Peter Kirsten 

  1. 1999 World Cup at Hove, England 

South Africa won the game by 4 wickets. The player of the match was Jacques Kallis. 

  1. 2011 World Cup Group B Encounter at Nagpur, India 

South Africa won the game by 3 wickets. The player of the match was Dale Steyn. 

  1. 2015 World Cup Pool B Encounter at MCG, Australia 

India won the match by 130 runs. The player of the match was Shikhar Dhawan

  1. 2019 World Cup Encounter at Ageas Bowl Southampton, England

India won the game by 6 wickets. The player of the match was Rohit Sharma

Match Prediction ICC World Cup 2023: India vs. South Africa

Historically India has a very good record at Eden Gardens. The pitch at Eden Gardens suits spinners and plays to India’s advantage. With the match happening in November, dew may be a factor and hence spinners in the second innings may not be that effective. Moreover, in recent years Eden Gardens’ pitch has become much better to bat on.

A better pitch with short boundaries straight may tempt the captain winning the toss to opt for fielding. India definitely will start as favourites of the game and they also have a psychological advantage of winning the last two World Cup matches.

Probability of Winning:  

India 74% – South Africa 26%

Also Read: ODI World Cup 2023: India vs. Australia Head-To-Head Records, Stats In World Cup

Squads of India And South Africa Team: ICC World Cup 2023

Indian Squad 

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (Vice Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Kishan, Shubhman Gill and Shardul Thakur

South Africa Squad   

Temba Bavuma (Captain), Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Marco Jansen, Rassie van Der Dussen, Heinreich Klassen, Kagiso Rabada, Quinton De Kock , Anrich Nortje, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram,David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, and Reeza Hendrick. 

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