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ODI World Cup 2023 Match Prediction: India vs South Africa 5 November: Who Will Win?

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India would want to go through the group stage of the World Cup without losing a match. However, in South Africa, they will face a batting outfit in imperious form, when the sides meet in Kolkata on 5 November. Cricket fans are in for a thrilling contest.

India vs South Africa Match Info

Match:Match 5, ODI World Cup 2023
Date:5 November 2023 (14:00 IST)
Venue:Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Where to watch:Star Sports

Weather and Pitch Report

Kolkata will experience hazy weather on 5 November, with the temperature ranging between 23 and 34 degrees Celsius. Despite a daytime cloud cover of 99% that will reduce to 25% at night, there will be no rain.

The wicket at Eden Gardens will provide some assistance to bowlers. The dew factor in the later stages could make the toss crucial. The team winning the toss is likely to elect to field first.

Ind vs SA Match Prediction

India vs South Africa Today Prediction: India to Win

Most of India’s batters have found their best form, though Shreyas Iyer has been a bit inconsistent. With a semi-final spot assured, India might be tempted to experiment with their eleven. Thus, they might choose to rest Bumrah. Shami, Siraj and Hardik Pandya could comprise the pace attack, while Ashwin could bolster the spin resources. Ishan Kishan could replace Shreyas Iyer in the batting line up.

Seeking to shed the choker tag, South Africa have played some brilliant cricket this time around. Their batters have been in supreme form. Opener De Kock has set the tone with three tons. He has been ably supported by the likes of Van der Dussen, Markram, and Klaasen. With Miller and Jansen in the lower middle order, SA appear to have covered all bases. That said, the Proteas have done better while batting first. They lost while chasing a modest target against Netherlands. They won by a whisker when they chased 271 against Pakistan. On the latter occasion, they slipped from a dominant position of 4/202 to a potentially disastrous 9/256.

The SA bowlers have delivered consistently. Next only to India, SA have a balanced and varied attack. Rabada, Ngidi, Coetzee and Jansen have all been effective pace bowlers. Maharaj is SA’s leading spin bowler. In Kolkata, SA might prefer to play Shamsi alongside Maharaj. Markram can bowl a few overs of spin if required.

With consistent form in the first six matches, India have proved that they are the team to beat.

Today Match Toss Prediction Astrology

South Africa will benefit from my best toss prediction. In my today World Cup toss prediction, I expect South Africa to call correctly at the spin of the coin.

Cricket World Cup Match Prediction 2023 Today Match Astrology

My today cricket world cup match prediction has a clear winner. My match prediction 100 sure can foresee victory for India on 5 November.

India vs South Africa Win Probability

India will benefit from a win probability of 63% when they face South Africa in Kolkata on 5 November.

Probable XIs Playing

I expect India and South Africa to play the following players in their World Cup match on 5 November.


Gill, Sharma, Kohli, Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Pandya, Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin, Siraj, Shami.

South Africa

De Kock, Bavuma, Van der Dussen, Markram, Klaasen, Miller, Jansen, Maharaj, Ngidi, Rabada, Shamsi.

Today Cricket World Cup Match Dream 11 Team

My today ICC cricket world cup match prediction dream 11 selects itself. My ICC World Cup dream 11 prediction will comprise the following players:

Sharma, Rahul (C), Hardik, Jadeja, De Kock, Markram (VC), Miller, Jansen, Rabada, Maharaj, Kuldeep, Shami.

India vs South Africa ODI World Cup Match Odds

With quoted odds of 1.50, bookmakers favour India to win. By contrast, they offer odds of 2.59 on South Africa.

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Probable Best Batter

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma will be the dominant batter of his side’s World Cup match against South Africa.

Probable Best Bowler

Kuldeep Yadav will be the most successful bowler of the match on 5 November.

Our Match Betting Tip Today

India to win…

My readers must arrive at an independent wagering decision, after considering the points discussed here by me.