It’s time to guess who will win the 42nd match of the 2023 ICC World Cup. This time, Afghanistan and South Africa are at war. There is still a possibility for both sides to advance. Thus, it is certain that both sides will put in more effort, and we shall witness some incredible cricketing talents. For the forecast, are you prepared? Then get going, and remember to check & frequently for all the latest sports news.

Date & Time:

The match will be played on 10/11/2023 at 2:00 PM (local)


The match will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Streaming partners:

Disney+Hotstar & Star Sports will be airing the live match. The game is also available to watch on Star Sports’ regional networks.

Pitch report:

Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium’s surface is conducive to spinning. The surface is also a major help to the quick bowlers. Before, the pitch was sluggish. It’s no longer a sluggish pitch, though.

This pitch has an average first-inning score of 243. The batting team wins matches 15 times when they bat first, while the pursuing team wins matches 14 times. Therefore, it may be said that each side has an equal probability of winning.

India won the toss and elected to bowl first in the intense India-Pakistan encounter played on this ground. In 42.5 overs, the Pakistani squad finished with only 191 all out. The Indian fast bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav altered the course of the match.

Weather report:

The weather bureau reports that the maximum temperature will be around 35 degrees Celsius and the lowest temperature will be approximately 22 degrees Celsius. There is going to be no precipitation, 8 km/h wind, and 37 percent humidity.

South Africa vs. Afghanistan probable playing XI

South Africa:

Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Quinton de Kock(wk), Temba Bavuma©, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram


Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi©, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ikram Alikhil(wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan

The current standings of both teams are as follows:

With a run rate (NRR) of +1.376, South Africa is ranked second on the point table, while Afghanistan is ranked sixth with a run rate (NRR) of -0.336. 

This ICC World Cup in 2023 is seeing South Africa do really well. In the last five games, they have only lost one, compared to Afghanistan’s two losses in the same period.

South Africa vs. Afghanistan head-to-head ODI:

Total matches: 1
South Africa: 1
Afghanistan: 0

Our prediction:

We believe that South Africa will prevail in this game. Even though Afghanistan is a formidable and skilled squad, our guess is that South Africa has an excellent chance of winning.

It is vital to note that this is a very critical game for Afghanistan. They will get to play in the semi-finals if they win this game. We wish both teams good luck.