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Cricket World Cup 2023: SA vs AFG Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: South Africa vs Afghanistan, Cricket World Cup 2023

Date: November 10, Friday, 2.00 PM IST

Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium,

South Africa and Afghanistan will play the next game of Cricket World Cup 2023 on November 10 ar the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. South Africa, who have already made it to the semi finals, come into this game on the back of a loss at the hands of table toppers India.

Fielding first, their bowlers conceded 326 runs while picking up five wickets. Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi picked up a wicket each. In the chase, however, South Africa were bowled out for merely 83 runs. Seven of their batsmen were dismissed for single digit scores. The top score of only 14 came from Marco Jansen. The Proteas will now look to make amends for this loss when they face Afghanistan.

Afghanistan have already been eliminated from the race to the semi finals. They come into this game on the back of a loss to Australia. Ibrahim Zadran remained unbeaten on 129 but did not get much support from the other batsmen as Afghanistan were eventually able to post 291 for 5. However, they were unable to defend the target as Australia chased it down in 46.5 overs. Naveen ul Haq, Azmatullah Omarzai and Rashid Khan picked up two wickets each. While they are already eliminated from the race to the knockouts, Afghanistan will look to sign off from the tournament with a victory.

Ahead of the next game of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know to maximise your chances of winning cash prizes on MPL fantasy.

Pitch report and weather update for SA vs AFG, Cricket World Cup 2023

The Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad was historically a spin friendly ground but of late, especially in the IPL, it has produced many high scores and has also helped the pacers. Anything above 300 will be a competitive total on this ground.

The weather in Ahmedabad will be warm and sunny. The temperature is expected to be around 33 degrees Celsius during the day and drop a little in the evening. Rain is not forecast.

South Africa team news and predicted XI

Team news: Lungi Ngidi didn’t finish his ten overs against India. Although he later batted and is declared fit, South Africa might rest either him or Kagiso Rabada, potentially bringing in Andile Phehlukwayo in the xi.

Squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams

Predicted XI: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (capt), 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Lungi Ngidi/Andile Phehlukwayo, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi/Gerald Coetzee

Afghanistan team news and predicted XI

Team news: Afghanistan may consider bringing back Fazalhaq Farooqi in place of either Noor or Mujeeb, depending on the Ahmedabad pitch. They do not have any injury concerns.

Squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq.

Predicted XI: 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), 5 Azmatullah Omarzai, 6 Mohammad Nabi, 7 Ikram Alikhil (wk), 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Fazalhaq Farooqi, 10 Naveen-ul-Haq, 11 Noor Ahmad

Head to head record

South Africa and Afghanistan have faced each other in only one ODI match, which was a warm-up game during the ODI World Cup 2023.

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you can pick in your fantasy team for SA vs AFG, Cricket World Cup 2023, match 41

Gerald Coetzee – bowler, South Africa

Gerald Coetzee is the top wicket taker for Australia, and the third highest wicket taker of the tournament. He has picked up 18 wickets in seven games at an average of 19.38. His economy rate of 6.40 has also been decent. In the last game against New Zealand, he picked up two wickets for 41 run, while his best of 3 for 35 came against England.

Quinton de Kock – wicketkeeper batsman, South Africa

Despite a poor outing against India in the previous game, Quinton de Kock is still the top run scorer in the tournament with 591 runs at a strike rate of 109.24. He was able to score just five runs against India, but has scored four centuries in the tournament already. De Kock brings with him the experience of 152 ODIs, from which he has an average of over 45. He is a good pick for your MPL team’s captaincy for this game.

Rassie van der Dussen – batsman, South Africa

Another South African batsman you can pick in your fantasy team is Rassie van der Dussen, who has scored 442 runs in the tournament at an average of 55.25 and a strike rate of 88.57. He recently scored a knock of 133 runs against New Zealand and will be looking to recreate something similar against Afghanistan.

Ibrahim Zadran – batsman, Afghanistan

Ibrahim Zadran is the top run-scorer for Afghanistan so far in the tournament. He has scored 376 runs at an average of over 45. Zadran comes into this game on the back of an unbeaten 129 against Australia. His knock was laced with eight fours and three maximums.

Hashmatullah Shahidi – batsman, Afghanistan

Another Afghanistan batsman to have in your MPL team is Hashmatullah Shahidi, who has scored 310 runs at an average of over 51. He has scored two unbeaten half centuries – against Sri Lanka and Netherlands each – and will be looking for a third one against South Africa.

MPL XI

SA vs AFG – where and what time to watch the match live in India

The South Africa vs Afghanistan ODI will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Disney + Hotstar app. The match will begin at 2.00 PM IST on November 10.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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