Date : October 21, 2023
Time : 2:00 PM IST
Venue: Wankhe de Stadium, Mumbai
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The 20th match of the ODI World Cup 2023 will have England take on South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both these cricket teams succumbed to one-sided losses against the less fancied sides in their previous encounter, with the Three Lions going down against Afghanistan, and the Proteas following suit against the Netherlands. As a result of that, it’s vital for England and South Africa to secure a win on October 21, to bring the ODI World Cup 2023 campaign back on track.
The highly prolific batting lineup of England came a cropper against the spinners of Afghanistan in their previous ODI World Cup 2023 match, with only Harry Brook scoring a fifty at better than a run-a-ball, which is why the return of Ben Stokes in the scheme of things will be a welcome change for the team management. In the bowling side of things, the wickets from the spinner Adil Rashid in the middle overs was one of the positive things for the Three Lions in their encounter against Afghanistan, while their fast bowlers Reece Topley and Mark Wood were quite decent with the ball too.
Meanwhile, the batting lineup of South Africa, who had set the stage alight in the ODI World Cup 2023 in the early stages, didn’t do much against the tactically astute Netherlands bowling lineup, with only Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller showing glimpses of their best. The fast bowling quartet of the Proteas was smashed in the latter stages of their innings by Netherlands, which is something they will be looking to improve on, in their upcoming match of the flagship tournament.
England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c)/(wk), Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley
South Africa: 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, Tabraiz Shamsi
Grand League Team:
- Wicket-Keepers: Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock
- Batters: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller
- All-Rounders: Liam Livingstone, Aiden Markram
- Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj
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