South Africa is most favorable to fix berth for final match in ICC World Cup

ICC World Cup 2023: South Africa will take on 5-time world champions Australia in the classic semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 16.

Now the question arises whether South Africa will be able to break the tag of chokers and defeat a strong team like Australia in the semi-finals or will it face defeat again in the big match?

However, South Africa finished second in the group stage and won 7 out of 9 matches played in the league. (+)He had 14 runs with a net run rate (NRR) of 1.261.

In third place is Australia who have the same points as the Proteas, but have a lower NRR (+)0.841. But, with the semi-finals being knockout matches, the NRR will only be applicable if the match is canceled for any reason, and the team with the better NRR will go to the final.

Historical Collision

After 16 years, South Africa will face Australia again in the 50-over World Cup knockout. They faced each other in 1999 and 2007. Australia won the matches on both occasions.

Face to Face in world cup

So far, Australia and South Africa have faced each other 7 times in ICC ODI Cricket World Cup competitions, where Australia won 3, South Africa won 3 and one match was tied.

If we look at the highest score made by the teams, Australia’s score against Proteas is 377, while Proteas’ score against Australia is 325.

South Africa’s lowest score against Australia is 149 while Australia’s lowest score against South Africa is 153.

Will keep an eye on these players

South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada.

Australia: David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc

Pitch Report

The pitches at Eden Gardens, Kolkata are generally considered favorable for batting. However, as the match progresses, the pitch becomes slower and works in favor of the spinners.

Weather report

According to Accuweather, Kolkata’s weather on November 16 will remain dry, although cloudy. The temperature will be between 22-27 degrees Celsius.


According to Google’s win probability, there is more than 60% chance that South Africa will beat Australia in this match.

(with agency input)