The 23rd match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between South Africa and Bangladesh on Tuesday, October 24 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
With four matches under their belt in the tournament, South Africa has clinched victories in three, often by significant margins, and faced a single loss, courtesy of the Netherlands in Dharamsala. Their latest performance, a commanding win over the reigning champions, England, leaves them riding a wave of confidence into their next match.
On the other hand, Bangladesh has only secured a single victory out of the four matches they have played in the tournament so far. Their regular captain, Shakib Al Hasan, who missed the last match against India, has made a strong recovery and is set to return for this game, providing a huge confidence boost to the team as they head into this match.
However, before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report and ground records of the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
SA vs PAK: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The Wankhede pitch is historically favourable to batting, and the data attests to this fact. With its shorter boundaries, it provides an ideal platform for batsmen to take charge from the very beginning. While fast bowlers might find initial support, spinners will gradually come into play during the match.
SA vs PAK: Wankhede Stadium Ground Stats
- Total matches: 30
- Matches won batting first: 15
- Matches won bowling first: 15
- Average 1st Inns scores: 239
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 200
- Highest total recorded: 438/4 (50 Ov) by RSA vs IND
- Lowest total recorded: 79/10 (27.1 Ov) by INDW vs AUSW
- Highest score chased: 284/4 (49 Ov) by NZ vs IND
- Lowest score defended: 192/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs IND