World Cup 2023: The 2023 IC ODI World Cup is generating a lot of excitement. In the midst of this thrilling voyage, there will be a major match on Sunday between the two top teams in the competition, South Africa and India.
The teams from South Africa and India are ready for this match, which will take place in Kolkata’s Eden Garden Stadium. They will compete to see who is the greatest. In this case, fans can find a tonne of pleasure here.
In the 37th match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be a Super Sunday 5 October 2023 in which SA will be wary of the challenge from the host team India.
The last time the hosts faced an undefeated side in the tournament, they not only came out on top but also managed to put New Zealand’s campaign in trouble. The Kiwi team lost its next two matches in the World Cup.
India’s top five players have performed well, with even Shubman Gill scoring 92 runs at the Wankhede.
India’s pace attack looks far ahead of its counterparts and has performed with confidence in its last two matches under floodlights. And barring New Zealand’s semi-successful attack, Kuldeep Yadav has continued to trouble the opposition batsmen.
However, South Africa will know that batting first has been in their favor so far in the tournament. The Proteas have flourished with that option, regularly crossing the 350-run mark with ease.
Apart from captain Temba Bavuma, all the other top and middle-order batsmen have performed brilliantly so far in the World Cup.
And even if they don’t get their preferred batting first, South Africa’s pace attack has enough firepower to thrash India. Additionally, they have a strong spin arsenal in the form of Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi. An important factor in the contest will be the Kolkata wicket, which has not had any high-scoring games so far.
World Cup 2023: South Africa vs India Key Players
Mohammed Shami: He was a part of the squad in this tournament but did not get a chance to be included in the playing 11. Mohammed Shami, who returned to India’s playing eleven after star player Hardik Pandya was injured during the game, has made the global tournament his own with three brilliant bowling performances.
While his 14 wickets at an average of 6.71 are exceptional to say the least, what is most striking is the manner in which he has achieved these wickets.
He has struck regularly in his opening spells and has managed to dismiss big top and middle-order batsmen. If South Africa’s batting first has to be stopped then Rohit will know that Shami will have to play an important role.
Quinton de Kock: South Africa’s legendary opening batsman Quinton de Kock would like to move his bat 360 degrees against India tomorrow and also maintain his alert innings.
The tournament’s leading run-scorer has batted at an extraordinary strike rate of 112.6. He has four centuries to his name in this World Cup and he would love to score another century at the Eden Gardens.
Having taken the lead and been successful against a good bowling attack earlier in the tournament, De Kock will now look to excel against the Indian challenge.
When it comes down to it, the southpaw’s usual explosive style at the top is complemented well by the big-hitting skills that the Proteas possess in the lower order. And Temba Bavuma’s team will hope that De Kock performs brilliantly against India.
World Cup 2023: South Africa vs India Squads
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Prasidh Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav.
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.
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ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table:
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