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SA vs AFG : Who Will Win Match 42? Prediction, Fantasy Team, Pitch Report, and More

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SA vs AFG : Who Will Win Match 42? Prediction, Fantasy Team, Pitch Report, and More


The cricketing world is abuzz with anticipation as South Africa and Afghanistan gear up to face each other in Match 42 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. This match, fondly referred to as “SA vs AFG”, is set to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

SA : A Formidable Force in World Cup 2023

SA, led by Temba Bavuma, has already booked their berth in the semi final stage and are currently in 2nd place on the Points Table. They suffered a massive 243-run loss at the hands of Team India in their last match. Despite this setback, the Proteas are keen on finishing the group stage with a win and continuing their form.

AFG : The Dark Horse of the Tournament

AFG qualification to the semis still hangs in the balance. Coming on the back of a loss against Australia in a match for the ages, AFG will depend on other results and a win against the Proteas, if they want to qualify for the semi final spot.

SA Vs AFG Cricket World Cup Head To Head Record Pitch Report Live Streaming Weather Forecast

The Pitch Report

The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is well balanced where both batters and pacers are crucial. The ground is too big, still players are able to play lofty shots easily thanks to the pitch conditions5. The last match played here was the intense match between Australia and England, where a total of 539 runs were scored at a loss of 20 wickets.

Narendra Modi Stadium - Narendra Modi Stadium

The Fantasy Team : Players to Watch Out For

As for the fantasy team, Quinton de Kock from South Africa is the leading run-scorer in the ICC World Cup 2023. He has scored 550 runs in eight matches which includes four terrific centuries. Marco Jansen from SA could be the best bowler in Game 42 of the tournament. Showcasing his marvellous skills with the ball, Jansen has been a force to be reckoned with in the tournament so far.

SA vs AFG : Teams

South Africa:

  • Quinton de Kock (Wicket Keeper, Batter)
  • Temba Bavuma (Batter)
  • Rassie van der Dussen (Batter)
  • Aiden Markram (All-Rounder)
  • Heinrich Klaasen (Wicket Keeper)
  • David Miller (Batter)
  • Marco Jansen (All-Rounder)
  • Kagiso Rabada (Bowler)
  • Keshav Maharaj (Bowler)
  • Tabraiz Shamsi (Bowler)
  • Lungi Ngidi (Bowler)


  • Hashmatullah Shahidi (Batter)
  • Ibrahim Zadran (Batter)
  • Rahmat Shah (Batter)
  • Riaz Hassan (Batter)
  • Azmatullah Omarzai (All-Rounder)
  • Gulbadin Naib (All-Rounder)
  • Mohammad Nabi (All-Rounder)
  • Sharafuddin Ashraf (All-Rounder)
  • Ikram Alikhil (Wicket Keeper)
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wicket Keeper)
  • Abdul Rahman (Bowler)
  • Fareed Ahmad (Bowler)
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi (Bowler)
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Bowler)
  • Naveen-ul-Haq (Bowler)
  • Noor Ahmad (Bowler)
  • Rashid Khan (Bowler)

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In conclusion, the “SA vs AFG” match promises to be an exciting encounter. Both teams have shown great potential and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. As cricket fans, we eagerly await this clash and look forward to some thrilling cricket action.