ODI World Cup 2023: The men in blue side will be up for the Proteas challenge in the ODI World Cup 2023. Rohit Sharma and co. did not lost a single game till now and they have scored 14 points to their names with seven wins in seven matches of this fifty-overs event.
India is the first team to book their semi-final spot as well in this tournament.
South Africa on the other hand will look to book their place in the semis after they win this crucial encounter against the hosts of this year’s ODI World Cup 2023.
The Proteas are in the second spot with 12 points. They have lost just one match till now. That shocking loss came versus the team of Netherlands in Dharamshala.
Match – India Vs South Africa ODI World Cup 2023 match number 37th
Venue – Eden Gardens in Kolkata
Day – Sunday
Date - 5th November 2023
Toss Timings – 1.30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) and Local, 8 AM GMT
Match Timings – 2 PM Local and Indian Standard Time (IST), 8.30 AM GMT
Television Channels – Star Sports and Star Gold 1 For Hindi Commentary
Live Streaming – Disney+ Hotstar Mobile Application
India’s playing eleven looks settled at the moment and that too without Hardik Pandya. The main reason behind this success is Mohammed Shami’s brilliance.
The pace bowler isn’t a like-for-like replacement for Hardik, who has been ruled out of this ODI World Cup 2023 due to injury.
Shami is doing a wonderful job with the white cherry in hand. He has picked up 14 scalps in just 3 games of the ODI World Cup 2023 and he also got 2 five-wicket haul as well to his name. He is only bowler to achieve this feat currently.
Virat Kohli needs to be specially mentioned because The King will celebrate his birthday tomorrow i.e 5th November and hopefully, he will guide India to another win on his special day.
Virat is the second highest run-getter in this edition with 442 runs scored from just seven games played till now.
Talking about the Proteas, they have been a dangerous team with bat and ball. If South Africa bats then they will score more than 350 runs and if they bowl first then they have the bowlers who can stop the opposition side under a decent total. So the toss will be important in this game.
India doesn’t have a great record in the fifty-overs format against South Africa. The men in blue side have won just 37 matches of the one-day international format from 90 games played till now.
In those matches, the Proteas have won fifty ODIs and three encounters were ended as no result affairs.
South Africa has a good record in the history of the ODI World Cup tournament against India as well.
These two teams, India and South Africa have played five ODI World Cup matches so far. The men in blue side have won just two of them while the Proteas have won three games till now.
1992 – South Africa won by six wickets.
1999 – South Africa won by four wickets.
2011 – South Africa won by three wickets.
2015 – India won by 130 runs. This was the first win for India against South Africa in the ODI World Cup tournament. That came under MS Dhoni.
2019 – India won by six wickets.