- SA vs AFG: Greenfield International Stadium Pitch Report, Thiruvananthapuram Weather Forecast, ODI Stats & Records | South Africa vs Afghanistan
- South Africa will play Afghanistan in the second ODI World Cup 2023 warm-up on Friday, September 29.
- The game will be at Thiruvananthapuram’s Greenfield International Stadium.
Cricket fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, which begins on October 5 in India. To prepare for this prestigious event, the organizing committee has scheduled two warm-up matches for each nation. These practice matches help teams adjust to Indian conditions and refine their strategies before the big event.
Teams need warm-up games to assess their strengths, try different combinations, and adjust to Indian pitches and weather. With the cricketing world focused on these pre-games, anticipation and excitement are high.
South Africa and Afghanistan will play the second warm-up match of the tournament on September 29 at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. This match will be a thrilling preview of World Cup competition.
ODI Stats and Records at Greenfield International Stadium:
- Total matches: 2
- Matches won batting first: 1
- Matches won bowling first: 1
- Average first innings score: 247
- Average second innings score: 89
- Highest total recorded: 390/5 (50 Ov) by India
- Lowest total recorded: 73/10 (22 Ov) by Sri Lanka
- Highest score chased: 105/1 (14.5 Ov) by India
- Lowest score defended: 390/5 (50 Ov) by India
Greenfield International Stadium pitch report:
Spinners benefit from Greenfield International Stadium’s bowler-friendly pitch, especially in the second innings when it dries out. Only two One Day Internationals have been played here.
Forecast for Thiruvananthapuram:
Thiruvananthapuram is unsuitable for outdoor activities. A 100% chance of rain and continuous thundershowers are expected all day. The temperature is expected to stay around 28 degrees Celsius with 86% humidity and 13 kilometers per hour wind.
SA vs AFG, playing XI, 2nd warm-up game:
South Africa: Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (c), David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Quinton de Kock (wk), Heinrich Klaasen, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rashid Khan.