India are all set to begin their 2023 ODI World Cup on October 8th, when they will take on the five-time champions Australia for their opening match of the tournament at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The tournament is being hosted by India after 12 years and the Men In Blue will be looking to repeat the 2011 glory and lift the title for the third time.
After a few matches, India will take on South Africa for match number 37 of the tournament at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Although, South Africa haven’t been able to get their hands on the trophy, but they are always a dangerous side and this time their squad looks balanced and the Proteas will be looking to clinch the trophy for the first time.
We could expect some high-octane drama in the India South Africa World Cup clash as both sides are in good form and till the time they meet, more than half of the tournament will be completed and every match will be crucial in the final days of league matches.
India vs South Africa in ODIs
India and South Africa have faced each other 90 times in ODIs with South Africa taking upper hand against Men in Blue with 50, while India come out victorious on 37 occasions. The Proteas are also leading against India in ODI World Cup with three wins out of five games played between both teams in the mega event, while India have won two games. Their first World Cup encounter took place in 1992 and South Africa won that game by 6 wickets. After that, they continue their winning run against in India in 1999 and 2011, before India finally broke the streak in 2015. After that, the Men in Blue come out victorious again in 2019 and will be looking to settle scores with South Africa with another win in the upcoming World Cup.
IND vs SA Head to Head in ODI World Cup
|South Africa Won||3|
|First Played||15th March 1992|
|Last Played||5th June 2019|
IND vs SA Head to Head in ODIs
|South Africa Won||50|
|First Played||10th November 1991|
|Last Played||11th October 2022|
India vs South Africa in T20Is
Talking about the shortest format of the game, India and South Africa have faced each other in 24 T20Is where India take lead this time with 13 wins, while the Proteas come out victorious on 10 occasions. Notably, both teams played their first-ever T20I against each other in Johannesburg in 2006. India won that game by 6 wickets and begun their T20I journey. Talking about the T20 World Cup, the Men in Blue again take the lead with four wins out six matches played against South Africa in the history of the tournament. While South Africa come out victorious on two occasions.
Let’s have a look at the Head-to-Head record between India and South Africa in the history of T20Is and T20 World Cup
IND vs SA Head to Head in T20 World Cup
|South Africa Won||2|
|First Played||20th September 2007|
|Last Played||30th October 2022|
IND vs SA Head to Head in T20Is
|South Africa Won||10|
|First Played||1st December 2007|
|Last Played||30th October 2022|
India vs South Head to Head in Tests
Talking about the longest format of the game, India and South Africa have played 42 Test matches against each other, where the Proteas take the lead with 17 wins, while India come out victorious on 15 occasions, and 10 matches ended in a draw.
|South Africa Won||17|
|First Played||13th November 1992|
|Last Played||11th January 2022|