In this article, we discuss about India vs South Africa 2023 World Cup Match Preview, its timings, venue, Indian team composition, South African team composition, Key Players to watch out for, pitch and circumstances, predictions and much more.

Timings of the match

India vs South Africa

The match number 37 of 2023 World Cup will play between India and South Africa and it is schedule to take place on November 5, 2023, from 2:00 PM IST.

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Venue for the match

The venue for this match is Eden Gardens, in Kolkata. It has a capacity for hosting more than 66,000 spectators. This is often refers to as the ‘Mecca of Indian cricket and is the old cricket stadium in India. It was established in 1864, making it a historic venue for the sport, it is home ground of IPL team KKR.

Team India

Indian team is undefeated so far in the tournament & only team to remain undefeated yet. It has won all the 7 matches till now, and all its batters, bowlers, and all-rounders are in great form so far. live Score.

Players List

  • Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul(wicketkeeper), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav
  • Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj
  • All-rounders: Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja

Team South Africa

They have lost only 1 match so far and that was against Netherlands. Other than that they have won their remaining matches & are looking in great from, their only issue is while chasing scores they are facing some difficulty.

Player List

  • Batsmen: Temba Bavuma (Captain), Quinton de Kock(wicket-keeper), Heinrich Klaasen, Rassie van der Dussen ,Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, 
  • Bowlers: Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi,  Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi,  Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams
  • All-rounders:Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo,.

Key Players to watch out for

Here are some of the key players to watch out for in the match between India vs South Africa match:

In Indian Team

  • Rohit Sharma: He is in great form & providing great opening starts for the team. His captaincy has also been exceptional
  • Jasprit Bhumrah: He is the spearhead bowler for his team and has performed really well so far. Not only has he taken wickets but he has also been very economical. In any tough situation, he handed over the ball by the captain to take wickets.
  • Muhammad Shami: He is the leading wicket-taker of India & not just of this world cup but also across all the world cup matches. He is known for swing bowling.

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In South African Team

  • Quinton de Kock: The left-handed opening batsman is the leading run-scorer for his team in this tournament. He has scored 4 centuries till now and can break Rohit Sharma record of 5 centuries in a world cup.
  • Marco Jansen: He has come out as a good all-rounder for his team in this tournament, performing both with the bat and the ball.
  • Kagiso Rabada: He is the spearhead bowler of his team. He is known for provide early breakthroughs by his bowling, he can also score some handy runs while batting.
India vs South Africa 2023

Pitch and circumstances

The pitch at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata is expect to be a spin friendly & a batting track. The weather is expect to be pleasant with no rain forecast and dew can come during second innings at night.


It’s tough to predict who will win as both team are strong & have been performing really well and are place at number1 & 2 in the points table. Though, India will have some edge over South Africa because of home conditions.


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