The 15th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between South Africa and Netherlands on Tuesday, October 17 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
With two back-to-back wins and the best net run rate among all teams, South Africa is in prime position. Should they claim victory in the next game, they will ascend to the top of the points table.
On the other hand, Netherlands’ performance has been less than ideal, with losses in both of their matches, landing them in the lower ranks of the points table, eagerly seeking their first tournament victory.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala Pitch Report
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium pitch is a well-balanced one, offering support to both batters and bowlers. In the early overs, fast bowlers will find assistance to pick up wickets, but as the game progresses, spinners will play a huge role.
This venue has witnessed six ODI matches, and on four occasions, the team chasing the target has emerged victorious. This trend indicates that the chasing teams have an advantage here. So the team winning the toss should ideally look to chase here. Any total exceeding 300 runs in the first innings might pose a challenging chase.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala Ground Stats
- Total matches: 6
- Matches won batting first: 2
- Matches won bowling first: 4
- Average 1st Inns scores: 229
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 198
- Highest total recorded: 364/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs BAN
- Lowest total recorded: 112/10 (38.2 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Highest score chased: 227/3 (47.2 Ov) by ENG vs IND
- Lowest score defended: 330/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs WI
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala Weather Report
The weather in Dharamsala for Tuesday doesn’t look promising, with a 50% chance of rain that could disrupt the game. Be prepared for rain interruptions during the match, and the temperature is initially forecasted between 11 degree celsius and 16 degree celsius, with a gradual drop as the game advances.