CWC2023 Ind Vs SA Head to Head Records and Winning Probability

In a much-anticipated showdown of the ICC World Cup 2023, India is set to take on South Africa in a pivotal match in Kolkata. Today, India will look forward to continue their winning streak, while South Africa will be keen on confirming their semifinal ticket. Interestingly, the scenario has a touch of déjà vu for the Indian cricket team, especially for Virat Kohli and R Ashwin, the only members in the current squad who were part of India's title-winning campaign in 2011.

Back in 2011, India had a remarkable run to the World Cup final, having lost only one match during the journey. That solitary defeat came at the hands of South Africa in Nagpur, a memory etched in the minds of cricket fans. Sachin Tendulkar had delivered a stellar performance by scoring a century before an unheralded Robin Peterson's heroics, who smashed Ashish Nehra for 19 runs in the final over, securing a thrilling three-wicket win for South Africa.

Fast forward to 2023, India has had the upper hand in their two subsequent World Cup encounters against South Africa, and they aim to draw inspiration from those victories as they strive to maintain their perfect record in the tournament.

Here are the key statistics for this high-stakes match:

India vs South Africa: Head-to-Head in ODIs

In the overall ODI record, India slightly lags behind, with South Africa having won 50 of the 90 encounters, while India emerged victorious in 37 matches. Three contests concluded without a result.

India vs South Africa: Head-to-Head in ODI World Cups

When it comes to World Cup meetings, India has faced an uphill battle, losing three out of five matches against South Africa. Nevertheless, they have won the most recent two encounters.

India vs South Africa: Last Five Meetings

In their most recent encounters, India faced South Africa on five occasions, and the results favored South Africa in three of these matches. Notably, three of these clashes took place during a series in India in October 2022, which India won 2-1, while the other two were held away from home, where the visitors secured comprehensive wins in a three-game contest.

India vs South Africa: Form Guide (Last five completed ODIs, most recent first)

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South Africa: WWWWL

India vs South Africa: Notable Fact

The only World Cup meeting between these two teams in India took place in 2011, where South Africa emerged victorious by just three wickets with two balls to spare while chasing a target of 297. Sachin Tendulkar had played a memorable innings, scoring 111 off 101 balls, and he, alongside Virender Sehwag, formed a formidable opening partnership of 142 runs.

In conclusion, the India vs. South Africa clash in the ICC World Cup 2023 promises to be a thrilling encounter, as both teams are in fine form, with India aiming to maintain their winning streak and South Africa looking to secure a semifinal spot. With a rich history of memorable encounters and a hint of nostalgia, cricket enthusiasts can expect an enthralling battle on the field.

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