clash between table toppers , ind vs sa , pitch report , playing 11.

The much awaited clash between table toppers is coming to an end today on 5th of november where India will take on number 2 spot team South Africa who has shown the fantastic form in this ICC world cup 2023.

clash between table toppers , ind vs sa , pitch report , playing 11.
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The much awaited match is here where South Africa will fight to gain 1st spot in the table and India will give their 100% to remain at the 1st spot , although South Africa if win will have the same 14 points as India but as their net run rate is higher than India they can the spot.

The men’s World Cup is set to kick off on Sunday for India and South Africa. Throughout the tournament, these teams have dominated like powerful beasts, asserting their dominance over the smaller teams. Currently leading the standings, they are finally going to face off on Sunday, leaving no room for escape or hiding for either team.

Positives for India

India is playing exceptionally well in this world cup where all of their departments are performing just perfect as we can see that indian opening pair is giving nice start where rohit and shubman has been seen in good form where they are hitting the ball just perfectly and the virat is also in a nice touch where he also scoring runs with very ease , and if we talk about rest of the batting order then they also performing just fine with bat.

India’s bowling has been the highlight of their journey where the trio is unstoppable in this tournament siraj and bumrah start the overs and then shami comes and wrap the things very quickly and fast for the team , that’s what making this team unbeatable in this world cup.

Positives for South Africa

After India the team which is more successful is South Africa whom is also playing quite fearsome cricket where their tam is crushing every opponent who is coming in their way, they are play very positive cricket right now starting from very opener Quinton de kock who has smashed 4 centuries in this tournament and giving his team the good start and then their’s middle order where aiden markram and rassie van der dussen jsut playing their role perfectly and support South Africa’s innings very nicely.

if we talk about the bowling part of the africa the only name comes in mind right now is marco jensen , this young boy just taking the early wickets for the team with his fearsome deliveries and along with him spinner also giving him nice support in making South Africa a tough opponent.

time: India vs South Africa, November 5, 2023, 14:00 IST

venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

What to expect: Heat – 32 degrees – humidity – 65%, and, the form book says, small totals. In the only two games played here in the tournament so far, the first innings totals were 229 and 204. But the teams who scored them were the Netherlands and Bangladesh. Sunday’s reality could be more different where the cricket giants will be playing .



On the particular playing field where South Africa’s captain Temba Bavuma believed an additional spinner could be beneficial, India might also consider utilizing the option of R Ashwin. However, their recent pattern suggests they will stick with the same lineup that has proven effective in the last couple of games, even if it means fielding the same five bowlers for yet another match in a row.

Tactics & Strategy

How do you strategize against a team that appears strong in every aspect of the game? Initially, when India achieved five victories while batting second, it seemed they posed a greater threat when chasing. However, this perception changed when they batted first in the tournament, resulting in wins by margins of 100 and 302 runs.

Probable XI: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

South Africa

Will South Africa opt for both Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj, or was Bavuma merely playing mind games when he mentioned in his press conference on Saturday that “if the pitch favors the spinners, you’ll definitely see those two”? He then clarified that he hadn’t yet assessed the pitch. Some statistical analysis could support the inclusion of a second spinner, while another interpretation may not.

Tactics & Strategy

Contrary to India, the South African team has appeared stronger when setting targets. They have clinched victory on five occasions while batting first, and suffered only one loss while chasing. Additionally, they managed to secure a win while chasing, albeit narrowly, by a single wicket when the target was a manageable 271.

statements before match

“We are trying to not even think about who we are playing. It’s all about us. It’s about our preparation, our planning, and whether we can execute our skills.” – Rahul Dravid keeps the focus on India.

“Playing at Eden Gardens is an occasion, but it does become another game of cricket.” – Temba Bavuma plays down the massive moment.

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