Pakistan and South Africa will clash in Chennai on 27 October. This is a high-stake encounter between two teams vying for a semi-final slot. Thus, a loss for either team could mean the end of the team’s World Cup campaign. Given the importance of the game, we expect a high-intensity encounter.
Pakistan vs South Africa Match Info
|Match:||Match 26, ODI World Cup 2023|
|Date:||27 October 2023 (14:00 IST)|
|Venue:||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|Where to watch:||Star Sports|
- Pakistan vs South Africa Match Info
- Weather and Pitch Report
- Pakistan vs South Africa Today Prediction: South Africa to Win
- Probable XIs Playing
- Pakistan vs South Africa ODI World Cup Match Odds
- Probable Best Batter
- Probable Best Bowler
- Our Match Betting Tip Today
Weather and Pitch Report
On 27 October, Chennai will be warm with some cloud cover. The temperature will range from 33 degrees Celsius in the daytime to 24 degrees at night. Rain will stay away, though high humidity could bring the dew factor into play.
The wicket at MA Chidambaram Stadium is spin friendly. Batters who spend time to judge the pace of the wicket can make runs. The dew factor could have an impact in the second innings. So, the toss winning team may prefer to chase.
Pakistan vs South Africa Today Prediction: South Africa to Win
Pakistan’s spinners have been largely ineffective. The fast bowlers – especially Afridi – have not lived up to their potential. The batting revolves around the form of Babar Azam and M Rizwan. Thus, the resources are too thin for comfort.
For Pakistan to do well, Shadab Khan will need to discover form. Both Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf must justify their reputations as premium pacemen.
Other than Babar Azam and Rizwan, Pakistan batsmen lack confidence. Players like Imam-ul-Haq and Iftikhar Ahmed must justify their inclusion in the team.
South Africa suffered a shock loss to Netherlands. Despite that defeat, the Proteas would be quietly confident ahead of the match in Chennai. To begin with, South Africa have much better balance in both batting and bowling. They bat deep. After a top order comprising De Kock, Bavuma, Van Der Dussen, and Markram, they have Klassen and Miller in the lower middle. Even Jansen, Rabada and Maharaj are competent batters.
The bowling unit has all bases covered. Rabada and Ngidi are a proven pair of fast bowlers. Shamsi and Maharaj will enjoy the spin friendly conditions in Chennai. South Africa can also turn to Markram for a few overs of spin.
The loss to Netherlands was an aberration. I expect South Africa to move on from that loss and beat Pakistan convincingly.
Today Match Toss Prediction Astrology
My best toss prediction points at South Africa. In my today World Cup toss prediction, I expect South Africa skipper Bavuma to make the right call.
Cricket World Cup Match Prediction 2023 Today Match Astrology
My today cricket world cup match prediction tends to favour South Africa. My match prediction 100 sure conviction tells me that South Africa will take away two points from the game against Pakistan on 27 October.
Pakistan vs South Africa Win Probability
South Africa will enjoy a win probability in the region of 56 percent.
Probable XIs Playing
In my view, the following playing eleves will take the field in Chennai on 27 October:
A Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, M Rizwan, Babar Azam S Shakeel, I Ahmed, Shadab Khan, M Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Afridi.
Bavuma, De Kock, Van der Dussen, Markram, Klaasen, Marco Jansen, Miller, Maharaj, Ngidi, Rabada, Shamsi.
Today Cricket World Cup Match Dream 11 Team
I will also name my today ICC cricket world cup match prediction dream 11. My ICC World Cup dream 11 prediction is as under:
De Kock (c), Babar Azam, Miller, Markram, Klaasen, Rizwan (VC), Haris Rauf, Nawaz, Shamsi, Maharaj, Rabada.
Pakistan vs South Africa ODI World Cup Match Odds
Bookmakers back my Pak vs SA match prediction. They offer odds of 1.77 on South Africa, while quoting 2.05 on Pakistan.
Probable Best Batter
SA opener De Kock will emerge the best batter of the match.
Probable Best Bowler
SA spinner Maharaj will grab the most wickets among the bowlers.
Our Match Betting Tip Today
South Africa to win…
The points I have discussed here should suffice to guide readers to make their own independent betting decisions.