In a high-stakes showdown, Pakistan is set to take on South Africa in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This encounter, scheduled for Friday, October 27, is crucial for both teams as they aim to secure their positions in the tournament.
Head to Head Overall:
When we look at the historical head-to-head record in ODIs, South Africa has a slight advantage. Out of the 82 matches they’ve played against each other, South Africa has emerged victorious 51 times, while Pakistan has claimed 30 wins. This suggests that South Africa holds a superior record in overall ODI encounters.
- Total ODIs Played: 82
- South Africa Wins: 51
- Pakistan Wins: 30
Head to Head in World Cups:
In the context of World Cups, Pakistan has often posed a tougher challenge to South Africa. They’ve secured victories in two out of the five encounters for World Cup glory, while South Africa has emerged victorious three times. Notably, South Africa enjoyed a 3-0 winning streak over Pakistan in World Cups until the 1999 edition in England. However, the tables turned in the last two editions in 2015 and 2019, where Pakistan came out on top.
- World Cup Encounters: 5
- Pakistan’s World Cup Wins: 2
- South Africa’s World Cup Wins: 3
Head to Head in India:
In Indian conditions, the only ODI clash between South Africa and Pakistan occurred during the 2006 edition of the Champions Trophy. South Africa flexed their muscles past the subcontinental opposition in Mohali with a convincing win, defeating Pakistan by a substantial margin of 126 runs. This clash is a testament to South Africa’s ability to perform well in Indian conditions.
- ODIs in India: 1
- South Africa Wins in India: 1
- Pakistan Wins in India: 0
As the teams gear up for this pivotal contest, cricket enthusiasts can expect a fierce battle between two competitive sides. Pakistan seeks to resurrect their World Cup campaign, while South Africa is determined to maintain their winning streak. The match promises to be a captivating chapter in the ICC World Cup 2023, with both teams vying for a spot in the tournament’s later stages.
Stay tuned for this exciting clash that is set to unfold in the heart of Chennai at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.