The South Africa cricket team entered as an underdog in the tournament and is now one of the contenders for the World Cup. Before the tournament started, experts were predicting India, Australia, and New Zealand to be the top teams to qualify, and South Africa wasn’t a choice for many. But Surprise! Surprise! They are toying with teams in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
South Africa Cricket Team in the 2023 ODI World Cup
- Vs Sri Lanka (428/5 and won by 102 runs)
- Vs Australia (311/7 and won by 134 runs)
- Vs Netherlands (245/8 and lost by 2 wickets)
- Vs England (399/7 and won by 299 runs)
- Vs Bangladesh (382/5 and won by 149 runs)
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It is difficult to identify whether their batting is strong or their bowling is strong. They have lost only one match in this World Cup and have a great chance to qualify for the semi-finals.
If we analyze, their batting has been stronger compared to their bowling. Batting first and posting a total of more than 300 and something around 400 marks is quite difficult. They have done it multiple times, which creates a lot of pressure when you are chasing such a target. Imagine you are an opponent who is going to chase a target of around 400. This is something that requires a lot of effort.
But their bowling hasn’t let down. Marco Jansen and Kagiso Rabada have picked up important wickets with the new ball. Keshav Maharaj and co. have picked up wickets in the middle overs. Whereas, at the back end, they have all together picked up the remaining wickets.
They are close to qualifying for the semi-finals but are not yet qualified. Their next fixtures are against Pakistan, New Zealand, India, and Afghanistan. Wow! There is a big hurdle to cross. Things can end up pretty bad for them if they keep losing.
Be ready because things are going to get heated. India is just two wins away from qualifying for the semi-finals. Who are going to be the other three teams? New Zealand? Australia? Pakistan? South Africa? Or some twist in the tale? The 2023 ODI World Cup has a lot more to give to its fans.
MOM for the South Africa Cricket team in the 2023 ODI World Cup
- Vs Sri Lanka: Aiden Markram (106 runs off 54 balls)
- Vs Australia: Quinton de Kock (109 runs off 106 balls)
- Vs Netherlands: No man of the match award (Lost)
- Vs England: Heinrich Klaasen (109 runs off 67 balls)
- Vs Bangladesh: Quinton de Kock (174 runs off 140 balls)