The ongoing ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 has been a thrilling saga of cricketing prowess, and the impending match between two cricketing powerhouses, India and South Africa, in Match 37, is set to ignite the excitement at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata
Check details on the IND vs SA ODI World Cup match, probable best playing XI, top run-scorers, leading wicket-takers, and the players who are expected to shine.
IND vs SA ODI World Cup 2023: Best Playing XI Predictions
India’s Probable XI:
- Rohit Sharma (c)
- Shubman Gill
- Virat Kohli
- Shreyas Iyer
- KL Rahul (wk)
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Mohammed Shami
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Mohammed Siraj
South Africa’s Probable XI:
- Quinton De Kock (wk)
- Temba Bavuma (c)
- Rassie Van der Dussen
- Aiden Markram
- Heinrich Klaasen
- David Miller
- Marco Jansen
- Keshav Maharaj
- Kagiso Rabada
- Gerald Coetzee
- Lungi Ngidi
IND vs SA ODI World Cup 2023: Predicted Top Run-Scorers
For India: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been a standout performer for India in the 2023 World Cup. In the previous match against Sri Lanka, he showcased his prowess by scoring 88 runs.
With a total of 442 runs in seven matches, including four half-centuries and a scintillating century against Bangladesh, he currently holds the second position in the leading run-scorer chart.
Given his current form and unwavering determination, Virat Kohli is the prime contender to top the run-scoring charts in this World Cup.
For South Africa: Quinton De Kock
Quinton De Kock’s recent form has been nothing short of extraordinary. He etched his name in the record books with his fourth century against New Zealand, becoming the first South African batsman to surpass the 500-run mark in a single World Cup edition.
De Kock leads the run-scorers chart with a staggering 545 runs in just seven games. His prowess with the bat has set him up to break even more records, including the most runs and centuries in a single World Cup edition.
For the Indian team, dealing with De Kock poses a significant challenge, considering his impressive record against them. His ability to set the tempo early on can be a game-changer in this high-stakes match.
IND vs SA ODI World Cup 2023: Predicted Leading Wicket-Takers
For India: Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami’s performances have been nothing short of extraordinary. He delivered match-winning figures of 5/54 against New Zealand, 4/22 against England, and a sensational 5/18 against Sri Lanka.
Shami’s knack for providing initial breakthroughs, especially in the powerplay, is a key aspect of his performance.
He has already claimed five wickets in the three games he played during this critical phase of the innings. As India faces off against South Africa, Shami’s role in tackling the Proteas’ formidable top order will be pivotal.
For South Africa: Marco Jansen
A player who has been making waves in the ICC World Cup 2023 is Marco Jansen, the talented left-arm pacer. Jansen has emerged as one of the standout young talents in the tournament, and his impact has been remarkable.
Currently, he stands as the joint second-highest wicket-taker with 16 wickets in 7 games. What truly sets Jansen apart is his ability to strike early and with authority.
An astonishing 12 of his 16 wickets have come in the powerplay, effectively setting the tone for South Africa in the initial overs of the game.