Who Will Win – 21 Oct 23 Match Prediction | England vs. South Africa 20th Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

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Who Will Win – 21 Oct 23 Match Prediction England vs. South Africa 20th Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

Currently, the forthcoming 20th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 between England and South Africa on 21 October 2023 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India is generating tremendous excitement. This match will start at 02:00 pm IST | 08:30 GST. At this time, the England team is struggling on the current point table after losing 2 matches and winning only one whereas SA won 2 and lost only one and is dominant. This clash will be a significant event in this tournament.

England vs. South Africa


TeamsEngland and South Africa
VenueWankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
Date21 October 2023
Time02:00 pm IST


The pitch made of native red soil gives a good amount of bounce to the ball and somehow improves batting. This pitch in the previous matches favored the hitters over the bowlers. The surface is usually flat and allows the batters to play their shots freely as the innings progresses. We can say this is a batting-friendly pitch. The average score in 1st batting is 245 in the ODI format. Batting first wins are more as compared to batting second on this pitch.


England played 69 matches with South Africa in ODI format. Out of these matches, England won 30 matches and South Africa won 33 matches. 5 matches were with no results and 1 was tied.

The recent 3rd ODI of the series played by these teams was on 1 Feb 2023 and England won the match by 59 runs. Overall, in the 3 ODI series, SA won 2 and England won only that 3rd day of the ODI.

FormatMatchesEngland WonSouth Africa WonNo ResultsTied


Team South Africa

  • Temba Bavuma (C)
  • Heinrich Klaasen (Wk)
  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • David Miller
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Aiden Markram
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Marco Jansen
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Keshav Maharaj

Team England

  • Jos Buttler (c)
  • Moeen Ali
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Jason Roy
  • Sam Curran
  • Dawid Malan
  • Adil Rashid
  • Joe Root
  • Ben Stokes
  • Mark Wood
  • David Willey


Best Batter

In the ODI ranking, South Africa has a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen. He holds the impressive 8th position with a rating of 698 according to the ratings done by the ICC Men’s ODI player. Klaasen has represented his team in 41 ODI matches and made 1323 runs. His highest score in ODI is 174. His notable batting average is 41.34.

Best Bowler

In the bowling department, SA has a formidable talent in Kagiso Rabada who is well-known as one of the leading bowlers in the ODI as well as in Test cricket. He has bowled an impressive 798 overs in ODI format and bowled 4734 balls. He took 144 wickets. His best performance is 6/16. He has a solid bowling average is 27.75 from 2015 to 2023. Currently, he holds the 15th position in the ICC Men’s ODI Rankings for 2023 with a rating of 594.


Best Batter

JE Root, a stalwart in the England batting lineup always makes his team proud with his batting skills. He is a strength and determination for his team. His span from 2013 to 2023 is full of noteworthy instances. He played 165 matches and 154 innings. He was not out for 23 times. Root has an achievement of making 6416 runs on 7375 balls. His batting average is 48.97 and his highest score is 133*. His strike rate is 86.99 with 16 centuries, 38 half-centuries, 513 fours, and 49 sixes.

Best Bowler

AU Rashid is one of the exceptional bowlers in the ODI bowlers ranking. He has been representing his team in the ODI format from span 2009 to 2023. He played 129 matches and 123 innings. Rashid bowled the balls 6473 times in 1078.5 overs. He earned 12 maidens and took 188 wickets. His bowling average is 32.42 and his strike rate is 34.43. His economy rate is 5.64.


Let’s analyze the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of the England and South Africa teams:

Team South Africa’s Strengths

South Africa’s aggressive and composed batting will be their biggest strength in this match. This team has a strong and versatile bowling attack. In this World Cup, they have experienced well-rounded batters who can bat spin balls easily. The middle-order trio, Aiden Markram, Henrich Klassen, and David Miller significantly boast the team’s strengths showing their impressive strike rate above 100.

The team’s best pacers will be the biggest strength with a proven track record. This team is currently doing well in this World Cup which makes them confident.

Team South Africa’s Weaknesses

Their primary concern is inconsistent batting and no death bowling. This team lacks proficient bowlers in their final section. They need for stable partnership in the middle order.

Opportunities for Team South Africa

South Africa is the team with the highest score on this pitch. They are well known for this pitch which will be an opportunity for this team. They made a big score of 438/4 on this pitch in the ODI format.

Threats for Team South Africa

South Africa is an unpredictable team. The big threat for them is facing formidable opponents with a powerful batting lineup. This will be a highly competitive match which can make the team play under pressure.

Team England Strengths

In the World Cup 2023, the England team’s strength depends on Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan. Both openers are aggressive enough to make the opponent pose problems. Their formidable middle order is incredible. Ben Stokes’ comeback is a big strength for this team. Currently, this team has the best all-rounders in their squad.

Team England Weaknesses

This team’s weakness is their injured players before this World Cup. This team will miss their player Jofra Archer. The lack of quality spinners is also a main concern of this team. They cannot play well to high-quality spin bowling.

Opportunities for Team England

This batting-friendly pitch is a big opportunity for team England as they have experienced batters in their team. Their players from the openers to the lower order can play the best shots against bowlers comfortably.

Threats for Team England

England has poor records on Indian pitches. Even in this tournament, the England team is struggling and is not performing well. They played 3 matches out of which they only won one. In the ODI format, SA won more matches against England. This can be a threat to them.


England has the best batting line so in this batting pitch, they have more chances to win. They can easily chase the target and can give a tough time to the team in South Africa. If we look at South Africa’s strengths, this team is doing well in this World Cup than England. Their bowling line can out England’s best batters. So, any team with more courage will win the match.


The toss-winning team is likely to favor bowling first because, on this batting pitch, it will be easy to chase the target. A high-scoring encounter has been expected because of England’s batting line and South Africa having the highest score on this pitch. Consequently, opting to field first is advisable.


The weather on the match day will be hot at 34 degrees. There is no chance of rain and precipitation will be 0%. This will make the pitch more favorable to play. The humidity will be 64% and the wind speed will be 14 km/h.


South Africa has a 46% chance of winning.

England has a 54% chance of winning.

Which team from England and South Africa is leading currently in this World Cup 2023?

South Africa is going well with winning 2 matches out of three while England lost 2 out of three.

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India is it a batting pitch or a bowling pitch?

This is a batting pitch and gives batters a big favor to play.

What is the venue of the 20th match out of 48?

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India is the venue of this match. SA had played one of their highest scores on this ground.

Is there any chance of rain?

The day will be enough hot at 34 degrees and there is no chance of rain.

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