India vs South Africa Pitch Report: Today (5 November) Team India will face South Africa in the World Cup 2023. This match will be played at Eden Gardens, the historic ground of Kolkata. So far two matches have been played on this ground in this tournament and the bowlers have dominated in both the matches. Both fast bowlers and spinners have got almost equal help. The nature of the pitch is expected to be similar in today’s match also.
Although, a lot of runs have been seen here in the IPL matches, but in the last two matches of the World Cup, the behavior of the pitch has been seen in support of the bowlers. In both these matches, the team batting first has not even been able to touch the figure of 230. Here fast bowlers are ahead in taking wickets while spinners are better in economy rate. In the last match, dew was also seen here during the night, due to which batting seemed a bit easier in the second innings. Even today, there are good chances of the pitch helping the bowlers. However, the batsmen will also have a chance here.
How have been the on-field statistics?
A mixed version of this ground has been seen in ODI cricket also. Here mostly the bowlers have been dominant but the batsmen have also shown their talent at times. In the 33 matches played here, more than 300 runs have been scored 8 times. A score of 400+ has also been made here once. At the same time, it has happened 21 times when teams could not even touch the 200 mark here.
In the last 9 matches on this ground, the team batting first has won 7 times. However, considering the possibility of the average falling here tonight, the chasing team will have more chances of victory.
The Indian team has played a total of 22 matches here. Of these, it has won 13 and lost 8. One match remained inconclusive. South Africa’s record here has also been good. The Proteas team has played 4 matches on this ground, in which it has won 2 and lost 2.
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