The 20th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 is set to take place on Saturday, October 21 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium between England and South Africa.
England’s World Cup trip has been turbulent, with losses in two of the first three matches, despite their early tournament favourites status. Both in the batting and bowling areas, they have had conspicuous difficulties. England’s hopes were put in risk after their previous match in Delhi, where they were shockingly defeated by Afghanistan by 69 runs.
After an unexpected defeat to the Netherlands, South Africa is also experiencing problems. At 140 for seven, it looked like the Proteas would win the World Cup for the third time in a row. Their bowlers struggled to capitalise on the early advantages against the Dutch team, though.
Thanks to major upsets from Afghanistan and the Netherlands, both South Africa and England are in shock. The tournament’s terrain has shifted, making their upcoming match on October 21 in Mumbai all the more significant. There is a good chance for an interesting match because these teams have won two of the previous five one-day internationals (ODIs) that they have played.
ICC World Cup 2023 20th ODI Match, England vs South Africa
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: Saturday, 21 October, 2:00 PM IST
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Pitch Report: As a hitter’s paradise, Wankhede Stadium has well-earned its moniker. Recognised for its beneficial attributes, the pitch provides good bounce and pace, which makes it the perfect surface for aggressive shot-making and high-scoring games. Cricket strokes are classic because of the way the ball falls nicely onto the bat. Particularly in the later stages of the game, spinners might become more prominent as the match progresses and the surface wears down. They can also take advantage of Mumbai’s hot and muggy weather.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
England (ENG): Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C, WK), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley, Gus Aktinson
South Africa (SA): Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee