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ODI World Cup 2023, SA vs AFG: Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report, Ahmedabad Weather Forecast, ODI Stats & Records | South Africa vs Afghanistan

South Africa and Afghanistan will take on each other in Match 42 of the ODI World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.

While the Proteas have already secured their spot in the semifinal, New Zealand‘s victory over Sri Lanka on Thursday has possibly shattered the Afghan’s dream of making it to the knock-out stage of the cricketing carnival.

ODI Stats and Records at Narendra Modi Stadium:

  • Total matches: 31
  • Matches won batting first: 17
  • Matches won bowling first: 14
  • Average first Innings scores: 237
  • Average second Innings scores; 207
  • Highest total recorded: 365/2 (50 Overs) by South Africa vs India
  • Lowest total recorded: 85/10 (30.1 Overs) by Zimbabwe vs West Indies
  • Highest score chased: 325/5 (47.4 Overs) by India vs West Indies
  • Lowest score defended: 196/10 (48.3 Overs) by West Indies vs India

Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report:

The Narendra Modi Stadium, renowned for its enormous size and cricketing history, is poised to stage a captivating contest between bat and ball. The pitches at this venue have relatively favoured batters, providing them a conducive surface for scoring runs. Nonetheless, the opening overs of the match could pose challenges for the batters due to the pitch’s propensity to assist the seam bowlers.

Ahmedabad Weather Forecast:

Ahmedabad Weather forecast for SA vs AFG, ODI World Cup 2023
Ahmedabad Weather forecast for SA vs AFG, ODI World Cup 2023 (Image source: Twitter)

On Friday in Ahmedabad, the weather forecast for the South Africa vs Afghanistan match is expected to be clear and dry, with no precipitation chances. The humidity is anticipated to be around 37%, and there will be a gentle breeze with a wind speed of 6 kilometers per hour.

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SA vs AFG, Probable Playing XI:

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq

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