South Africa became the second team to qualify for the 2023 World Cup semifinal despite losing their last match against India who won the match by a whopping 243 runs margin. Even if South Africa loses against Afghanistan in its next World Cup ODI, they are still going to play the 2023 semifinal World Cup match.
Talking about their rival Afghanistan won its last match against the Netherlands by the seven wickets on 3rd November.
But if Afghanistan loses any one of these matches then it depends on New Zealand beat Sri Lanka and Pakistan beat England. Afghanistan needs to win at least one match by a big margin to qualify for the 2023 World Cup semifinal.
Let’s see the ODI head-to-head records for South Africa and Afghanistan.
South Africa vs Afghanistan Head-to-Head ODI Records:
South Africa and Afghanistan came face to face in ODI for one time in 2019 in which South Africa won the match by 9 wickets.
The table below shows the ODI head-to-head record for the SA vs AFG –
|Matches||South Africa Won||Afghanistan||Tie||NR|
Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report
Narendra Modi Stadium aka Motera initially known for its slow pitch and bowlers could take advantage of it. For spinners only 5 runs per over were recorded at the Narendra Modi stadium.
But in recent years this pitch has lost its bowler touch and some high-scoring matches were seen at this pitch. The weather forecast for the SA vs AFG match is partly cloudy and the temperature will be 35 degrees Celsius.
Narendra Modi Stadium ODI Records
Narendra Modi Stadium hosted 31 International ODI matches from which 17 times the team batted first, and 14 matches were won by those who chose to bowl first.
The table below shows all the ODI records for the Narendra Modi Stadium.
|Won Batting First||17|
|Won Bowling First||14|
|Average First Innings Score||237|
|Average Second Innings Score||207|
|Highest Team Totals||365/2 by RSA vs IND|
|Lowest team Totals||85/10 by ZIM vs WI|
World Cup Squad For South Africa and Afghanistan
South Africa Squad
Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman and Naveen-ul-Haq
The SA vs AFG match is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday 10th November.