Team India (IND) and the South African (SA) side will be facing each other in the eighth game of the ODI World Cup 2023 on November 5 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Notably, the hosts are currently undefeated with seven out of seven wins, whereas South Africa is in the second spot after six wins and one loss over the Netherlands.
The upcoming clash will determine who will finish at the top of the table as well as who will play the first seminal and the second. The Men in Blue have been in sensational form as they are the only unbeaten side and have won by an emphatic margin against Sri Lanka they defeated them by 302 runs at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The Proteas on the other hand have lost a single game against the Netherlands and have scored 350 plus scores whenever they have batted first. The match will be an exciting one between them.
IND vs. SA Match Details
Match: India vs South Africa, ODI World Cup 2023, 37th Match
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date and Time: November 5, 2:00 PM (IST)
Live coverage details: Star Sports India HD and SD Channels, Disney Hotstar (OTT)
IND vs. SA, Match 37, Pitch Report:
The pitch at Eden Gardens is batting-friendly. Notably, the pitch is made up of black soil, which will help batsmen take advantage. Pacers under lights might have some early swing to offer in the innings and with good bounce on the pitch the pacers might have an edge as well. The high encounter has always been witnessed at Eden Gardens.
India star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the ODI World Cup 2023 owing to an ankle injury, and Prasidh Krishna has replaced him. However, no injuries were reported from the Proteas camp.
IND vs SA Head-to-Head Stats
Team India and South Africa have played around 90 matches in an ODI format so far. However, Proteas has always been dominant over the Men in Blue. South Africa has 50 wins. On the other hand, the Men in Blue have 37 wins, while three ended in no results.
IND vs. SA, Match 37 Probable Playing XIs:
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada
Top Picks for IND vs. SA Dream11 Match:
Top Picks: Batters
Virat Kohli- The former India skipper has been in sensational form in the tournament. He is the highest run scorer for his side with 442 runs he has scored one century so far and eyeing the 49th ODI century and tie with the great Sachin Tendulkar's record. He would love to score it against the Proteas as it is his birthday on the very day as well.
Rassie van der Dussen- The South African batter has been in good form in the ongoing event. He so far has scored two hundreds in the mega event and looked in good touch as well.
Top Picks: All-Rounder
Ravindra Jadeja- Jadeja has been in good form with the ball as the all-rounder has not had much chance to bat in the tournament so far. He has picked up nine wickets so far for the Men in Blue. The left-handed batter played a crucial knock against New Zealand.
Top Picks: Bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah- Bumrah has been in great form since his return from the injury. He has been picking up wickets early on in the innings as well as bowling superbly in the middle overs. The pacer has so far picked 15 wickets and has been the highest wicket-taker for his side.
Mohammed Shami- Shami since his return to the side, in the three matches he played so far in the tournament, the pacer has picked two five-wicket haul. The 33-year-old pacer is the highest wicket-taker for India in the ODI World Cup history with 45 wickets in 14 innings. In the event he has picked 14 wickets in three matches he has played.
Top Picks: Wicketkeeper
Quinton de Kock- De Kock is the highest run scorer in the ODI World Cup 2023 so far. The wicket-keeper batter has scored four centuries in the single edition and has tied former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara's record. The 30-year-old has scored 545 runs in seven innings.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Grand League Team:
Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Rassie Van der Dussen
All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Marco Jansen
Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Kagiso Rabada, and Gerald Coetzee
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock
Batters: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill
All-rounders: Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, and Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami (VC), Gerald Coetzee
IND vs. SA Risky Captaincy Choices:
Virat Kohli would be the obvious choice to make as a captain the form he is in the World Cup. With no other choices with 442 runs in seven innings, he can be the captain of the fantasy team.
Quinton de Kock:
The wicket-keeper batter will retire from the ODI after the tournament. He has been fearless and scored four centuries so far in seven innings and has been in good touch. He can also be a captain for any fantasy side with the form he has been carrying.