In their bid to get their campaign back on track, England face a rampant South Africa. The match in Mumbai on 21 October will be a litmus test for the defending champions. A loss in the game could mean curtains on a campaign that has lacked direction. For South Africa, a win in the game could boost their chances of a semi-final spot.
|Match||Match 20, ODI World Cup 2023|
|Date||21 October 2023 (14:00 IST)|
|Venue||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Where to watch||Star Sports|
- Weather and Pitch Report
- England vs South Africa Today Prediction: South Africa to Win
- Probable XIs Playing
- England vs South Africa ODI World Cup Match Odds
- Probable Best Batter
- Probable Best Bowler
- Our Match Betting Tip Today
Weather and Pitch Report
Mumbai is expected to enjoy warm sunny weather on 21 October. The temperature will be 38 degrees Celsius in the afternoon and reduce to 28 degrees in the night. Despite a cloud cover of 17 percent, rain is unlikely.
Wankhede Stadium is known to be batting friendly. With some assistance for bowlers at the start of the match, the wicket will become easier to bat on as the match wears. However, there have been only two 300-plus scores in 23 ODIs played here since 1987.
England vs South Africa Today Prediction: South Africa to Win
With losses in two of their first three matches, England have had a shambolic start to the World Cup. The shock loss to minnows Afghanistan should act as a wake up call to the defending champions. The return of Ben Stokes will surely make a difference to a team that has lacked a spark.
On paper, England have a brilliant batting line up. Bairstow, Malan, Root, Buttler, Stokes, Brook and Livingstone are all potential match winners. The bowlers have not been as impressive, though. On the spin friendly Indian wickets, including Moeen Ali at the expense of Wood would be a sensible move.
South Africa have been the surprise packet of the World Cup with impressive wins against Sri Lanka and Australia. The win against Australia was particularly stunning. The Proteas’ batters and bowlers were equally effective.
With hundreds in both matches, opener De Kock has made a statement of intent. He has been ably supported by the likes of Bavuma, Markram, Van der Dussen and Klaasen.
The bowlers have been equally impressive. Rabada, Ngidi, Jansen, Shamsi, and Maharaj have all been effective. Importantly, the batters have provided them with scores to defend.
South Africa appear ready to shed the tag of “chokers”. Given the form they have displayed, Bavuma’s wards could go all the way. A win against England would be a positive step in that direction.
Today Match Toss Prediction Astrology
South Africa are the beneficiary of my best toss prediction. In my today World Cup toss prediction, I foresee SA skipper Bavuma getting lucky with the coin.
Cricket World Cup Match Prediction 2023 Today Match Astrology
My today cricket world cup match prediction is biased in favour of South Africa. In my match prediction 100 sure, I expect South Africa to prevail over England on 21 October.
England vs South Africa Win Probability
Regardless of bookmakers’ odds, I would favour South Africa, giving them a win probability of 60%.
Probable XIs Playing
I expect the following players to represent the two sides in the fray on 21 October:
Buttler, Root, Malan, Stokes, Bairstow, Brook, Moeen Ali, Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Woakes, Topley
De Kock, Bavuma, Van der Dussen, Klaasen, Markram, Miller, Marco Jansen, Ngidi, Maharaj, Rabada, Shamsi
Today Cricket World Cup Match Dream 11 Team
My today ICC cricket world cup match prediction dream 11 is here. My ICC World Cup dream 11 prediction reads as follows: De Kock (C), Markram, Klaasen, Miller, Maharaj, Rabada, Stokes (VC), Root, Woakes, Malan, Adil Rashid.
England vs South Africa ODI World Cup Match Odds
Although we predict a win for South Africa, bookmaker price ENG as the winner. Check the odds below.
Probable Best Batter
SA’s Aiden Markram is likely to be the most successful batter.
Probable Best Bowler
SA spinner Keshav Maharaj is likely to take the most wickets in his side’s match versus England.
Our Match Betting Tip Today
South Africa to win…
Readers must factor the points discussed by me before arriving at independent betting decisions.