England vs South Africa World Cup 2023 Live Score: England and South Africa lock horns at the iconic Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
England vs South Africa World Cup 2023 Live Score: Jos Buttler won the toss and opted to bowl first. Temba Bavuma ruled out of the match due to illness. Aiden markram to lead the side. Both England and South Africa will hope to steady their respective ships when they face each other in a hotly anticipated clash in the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
In a huge blow to their World Cup hopes, England lost to Afghanistan in their last match while South Africa fell to Netherlands in another major upset in the tournament. However, the Three Lions will be boosted by the availability of all rounder Ben Stokes who is likely to feature in the first match of the tournament.
Meanwhile, South Africa who posted the highest ever World Cup score in their opening match against Sri Lanka is unlikely to go for any major overhaul in the side. The Proteas have played 3 and lost one while England have played 3 and lost two with SA in the 3rd and ENG in the 6th position in the table.
England vs South Africa: Pitch report
One of the typical features of this pitch in Mumbai is that it’s quicker and bouncier than same other venues of India. The challenge for the quick bowlers is that they need to be fuller in length. There’s a touch of moisture in the surface. It’s not as hard as it usually is. I think bowling first was the right decision, says Finch. We should be in for a good contest. The sun might harden this pitch later on, and one England batter who likes pace and bounce is Dawid Malan, reckons Michael Atherton.