South Africa vs Afghanistan 42nd Match ICC World Cup 2023 - Match Preview, Prediction
In the upcoming clash at Ahmedabad, it's South Africa versus Afghanistan in Match 42 of the 2023 Cricket World Cup on Friday. South Africa has already secured a spot in the semi-finals, sitting comfortably, while Afghanistan, currently in sixth place, still has a chance to break into the top four with a victory in this crucial encounter. Read further for a preview of this group stage game, scheduled to kick off at the Narendra Modi Stadium at 14:00 local time.

South Africa vs Afghanistan 42nd Match ICC World Cup 2023 - Match Preview, Prediction

South Africa, despite facing two defeats in the tournament, is in a strong position having already qualified for the semi-finals. Their recent 243-run loss to India poses a significant challenge for their comeback, but given their consistent high-quality ODI performances in recent months, they are deemed well-equipped to overcome Afghanistan.

Afghanistan, coming close to defeating Australia in their last match, witnessed Glenn Maxwell's remarkable ODI innings, preventing what seemed like an imminent victory. The response of Afghanistan's bowlers under pressure from aggressive opponents will be a key factor to watch in this upcoming match. However, taking on South Africa presents yet another formidable challenge for Afghanistan.


South Africa Predicted Playing 11
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 Predicted Playing 11
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Fazalahaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq

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