ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan vs South Africa – Who will win ODI between Pakistan and South Africa?

Match Details

Date: October 27, 2023

Time:  2:00 pm IST 

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

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Match Preview:

A desperate Pakistan will take on a roaring South African team in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. The Men in Green have suffered three consecutive losses, including an eight-wicket defeat to Afghanistan. Whereas the Proteas have emerged as one of the most commanding teams in the tournament with a massive 149-run win over Bangladesh.

Pitch Report:

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has produced balanced wickets with an average score of 245. The batters can score runs and capitalise throughout the day. At the same time, fast bowlers can generate some movement and bounce with the new ball, while spinners generally wickets as the ball starts gripping. 

Team Analysis: 

Pakistan

Pakistan has seemed like a shell of the team before the World Cup as Babar Azam and Co. have struggled to get going in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The Pakistani batting has lacked consistency and failed to score runs at a quick rate. Similarly, the bowling has seemed toothless with no player seeming to find breakthroughs at regular intervals. 

SportsTiger Playing XI of Pakistan

Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf

South Africa

On the other hand, South Africa has grown into a tournament favourite with a few dominant wins. For the Proteas, their batting has been a massive strength with the likes of Quinton de Kock, Henrich Klassen, Aiden Markram and more scoring fluently. Similarly, their bowling has looked in great form, especially the pacers, who have regularly picked up wickets in the early stage of the innings.

Team News:

Proteas captain Temba Bavuma and fast bowler Lungi Ngidi missed the previous game against Bangladesh due to injury.

SportsTiger Playing XI of South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams

Match Prediction:

  

Conclusion:

South Africa has a better chance to win this fixture and defeat Pakistan to register their fifth win in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.

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