India, who are the first team to qualify for the semi-finals, will face South Africa in match 37 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India are right at the top of the points table, followed by South Africa in second place. Two best teams in the tournament will take on each other in what could be an interesting match.
India defeated Sri Lanka comprehensively in their last match. Batting first, they posted a mammoth 357. The standout batsmen were Shubman Gill (92), Virat Kohli (88) and Shreyas Iyer (82). In reply, Sri Lanka were bowled out for merely 55 runs. Mohammad Shami picked up five wickets while Mohammad Siraj picked up three. If India defeat South Africa, they will be confirmed to play the first semi-final instead of the second.
South Africa, on the other hand, defeated New Zealand by 190 runs in their previous game. Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen scored a century each to take South Africa to a first innings total of 357, in reply to which New Zealand were bowled out for just 167. Keshav Maharaj picked up four wickets, Marco Jansen took three, Gerald Coetzee chipped in with two while Lungi Ngidi took one.
South Africa’s batting has been sensational – they have posted scores of more than 350 thrice in the tournament.
Ahead of match 36 of the Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
India vs South Africa Injury Update
India have confirmed that Hardik Pandya won’t be returning for the remaining games and are likely to field an unchanged XI. South Africa are also likely to remain unchanged.
India vs South Africa predicted XI
1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Kuldeep Yadav, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (capt), 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 David Miller, 6 Heinrich Klaasen, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi/Gerald Coetzee
India vs South Africa Match Details
Match: India vs South Africa
Date & Time: November 5, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
India vs South Africa Fantasy Team
Wicket-Keepers: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen
Batters: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Rassie van der Dussen
All-rounders: Marco Jansen, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami (c), Keshav Maharaj
India vs South Africa: Kolkata Weather and Pitch Report
In the two World Cup games played here, the bowlers did well. But generally the surface is batting friendly. The average first innings score here reads 240.
The weather in Kolkata will be warm and humid during the day with a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius. Evening will be pleasant. Rain is not forecast.
India vs South Africa, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between India and South Africa will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
India vs South Africa Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the India vs South Africa match. The toss will take place at 1.30 PM IST.
India vs South Africa ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by India||37|
|Matches won by South Africa||50|
India vs South Africa match prediction
This match – between the two best teams in the tournament – promises to be a a well fought one. If there is one team that can break India’s winless streak, it is South Africa.