The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 gears up for an exhilarating contest as India takes on South Africa in the 37th match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on November 5 at 2:00 PM IST. Both teams, having played seven matches in the series, are vying to fortify their standing in the tournament. India presently holds the top spot, while South Africa is positioned second on the points table.
Key Match Information
- Match: India vs. South Africa, Match 37
- Date: November 5, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM IST
- Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Overview and Recent Form
India’s most recent match saw them triumph over Sri Lanka with a resounding 302-run victory, where Mohammed Shami emerged as the top fantasy player, scoring 153 points. South Africa, in their last match against New Zealand, secured a compelling win with Rassie van der Dussen dominating the fantasy points, accumulating 166 points.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Eden Gardens in Kolkata has been historically balanced, with the average first-innings score in the last 20 matches being 231 runs. With the pitch favoring both batsmen and bowlers, the toss-winning team may choose to bat or bowl based on the match-day conditions.
The weather forecast for the match indicates a temperature around 33°C with 36% humidity and an expected wind speed of 2.85 m/s. Pace bowlers have seized 67% of total wickets at this venue, making them key selections for a fantasy team.
IND vs SA Squad Information
India (IND) Squad: Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Mohammed Siraj and Shubman Gill.
South Africa (SA) Squad: Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Lizaad Williams, Heinrich Klaasen, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee and Marco Jansen.
Dream11 Predictions: Top Picks
Batters and Wicket-Keepers:
- Rohit Sharma: A top-order, right-handed batter with consistent performances, averaging 67 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Quinton de Kock: A left-handed wicket-keeper and top-order batsman, displaying an average of 104 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Virat Kohli: A right-handed top-order batter, occasionally risky but averaging 68 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Mohammed Shami: A right-arm fast bowler, delivering an average of 91 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Kuldeep Yadav: A slow left-arm chinaman bowler with an average of 55 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Gerald Coetzee: A consistent right-arm fast bowler, averaging 58 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Marco Jansen: Left-arm medium-fast bowler, showing consistency with an average of 99 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Aiden Markram: A top-order right-handed batter, averaging 67 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Ravindra Jadeja: Slow left-arm orthodox bowler, consistently contributing with an average of 62 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
- Mohammed Shami: A reliable choice averaging 91 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Rohit Sharma: A consistent performer, averaging 67 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
- Kuldeep Yadav: A valuable slow left-arm chinaman bowler, showcasing an average of 55 match fantasy points.
IND vs SA Dream11 Team Today
- Wicket-Keepers: KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan
- Batters: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Temba Bavuma
- All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Gerald Coetzee
- Captain: Mohammed Shami
- Vice-Captain: Ishan Kishan
As the battle between two cricket powerhouses looms, the dream team will be crafted meticulously, considering the players’ recent performances and their contributions to the team’s success in the tournament.