Everything you need to know about upcoming South Africa vs Afghanistan 2023 World Cup Match

South Africa vs Afghanistan

Match timings

South Africa vs Afghanistan is Match no. 42 of the 2023 World Cup, and it will take place on November 10, 2023, from 2:00 PM IST.

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Match venue

The venue for this match is Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It is the home ground of IPL team Gujrat Titans & Gujrat Ranji Team. This is a batting paradise. It’s capacity of more than 1lakh+ people

Team South Africa

They have qualified for the semi-finals and this game will be a good game to try & test various combinations for them. They are behind table topper India, in 2nd position in the points tally.

Players List

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

Team Afghanistan

They have improved tremendously as a team & are giving tough fights to all the strong teams. They are on the verge of qualifying for semis if they win this match. It’s a must-win match for them.

Player List

  • Batsmen: Hashmatullah Shahidi (Captain), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Alikhil, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Riaz Hassan
  • Bowlers: Naveen-ul-Haq, Abdul Rahman, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad
  • All-rounders: Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi.

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Key Players to watch out for

List of the key players to watch out for in the clash between these two sides:

From South African Team

  • Quinton de Kock: He is in amazing form and giving very good starts to his team and has also done a great job behind the stumps with his gloves. He is the key player in their batting lineup
  • Kagiso Rabada: He is their most experienced bowler & leading wicket-taker. He is excellent at using his variations
  • Heinrich Klaasen: He plays spin very well and is an attacking batsman in the middle phase of the innings.

From Afghanistan Team

  • Ibrahim Zadran: He is their opener and technically solid batsman. He is regularly creating good scores and giving a good start to his team.
  • Azmatullah Omarzai: He has emerged as a quality all-rounder for his team and scores important runs in the middle-order and takes important wickets by seaming & swinging the ball.
  • Rahmat Shah: He is another good batsman in the middle order for his side and regularly makes important runs for his team.

Pitch and circumstances

There are no chances of rain & the weather will be good for playing. It is a big ground & the bowl will seam & swing in the 2nd part of the innings, the chances of dew setting in are less.


South Africa is the favorites to win this match, but Afghanistan can upset any team, they showed this by convincingly defeating England, Pakistan & Sri Lanka.


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