England is gearing up to face South Africa in the 20th match of the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. This showdown is set to take place at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday, October 21. It's noteworthy that this will be the first World Cup 2023 match held at this venue. The English team has secured just one victory in the three matches they've played in the event so far. In contrast, South Africa's journey has seen them win two matches and face one loss.
When talking about the recent performances of these two teams in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, both of them experienced unexpected setbacks in their last matches. England lost their previous game to Afghanistan, while South Africa was dealt an upset by the Netherlands. Jos Buttler led England side currently occupies the fifth spot in the league table, accumulating two points, as they have managed to secure just one victory out of three games. In contrast, South Africa is positioned at the third spot in the points table, having registered two wins in three matches.
The weather in Mumbai is forecasted to be cloudy on October 21 for the ODI World Cup match between England and South Africa. However, there is no rain expected to disrupt the game. The temperature is expected to range from 27 to 35 degrees Celsius, with humidity projected to be around 61-75 percent. The wind speed during the 50-over clash will be approximately 12-13 km/h.
ODI World Cup 2023: England vs South Africa Pitch Report
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is renowned for offering a favorable batting surface. In past limited-over matches held at this venue, batter have had the advantage due to the wicket's flat and bouncy nature, as well as the shorter boundaries around the ground. Nevertheless, batters should exercise caution and familiarize themselves with the conditions before attempting any aggressive shots.