South Africa ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule 

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South Africa has been one of the biggest underachievers in World Cup cricket ever since making his maiden appearance in the 1992 edition. The Proteas will kick off its 2023 World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka on October 7 at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. With a top batting line-up and an injury-hit pace attack, can the Temba Bavuma-led team reach the semi-finals?

South Africa ODI World Cup 2023 Fixtures

South Africa’s World Cup adventure began in 1992, in which the debutant reached the semi-finals. The African nation reached the knockout stage in 1999, 2007, and 2015. However, in 1999 and 2015, they lost agonizingly. With consistency and some luck on their side, South Africa could chuck the chokers tag and lift a first-ever ICC trophy.

Bavuma’s men begin their campaign against ICC World Cup Qualifiers winner Sri Lanka on October 6 in Delhi. They will play back-to-back matches at Wankhede Stadium – against England and Bangladesh – and wrap up their league stage campaign against Afghanistan on November 10 in Ahmedabad.

South Africa ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule

DateOpponentVenueTime (IST)
Oct 7Sri LankaArun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi2:00 PM 
Oct 12AustraliaEkana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow2:00 PM 
Oct 17NetherlandsHPCA Stadium, Dharamsala2:00 PM 
Oct 21EnglandWankhede Stadium, Mumbai2:00 PM 
Oct 24BangladeshWankhede Stadium, Mumbai2:00 PM
Oct 27PakistanMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai2:00 PM
Nov 1New ZealandMCA International Stadium, Pune2:00 PM
Nov 5IndiaEden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata2:00 PM
Nov 10AfghanistanNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad2:00 PM

Warm-up Fixtures

South Africa will play two warm-up fixtures ahead of their World Cup 2023 opening match against Sri Lanka. The four-time ODI World Cup semi-finalist will take on Afghanistan and New Zealand on September 29 and October 2, respectively.

  • South Africa vs Afghanistan – September 29 at Greenfield Stadium, Trivandrum (2:00 PM)
  • South Africa vs New Zealand – October 2 at Greenfield Stadium, Trivandrum (2:00 PM)

South Africa’s Head-to-Head Record in ODI World Cup vs 2023 World Cup Teams

With the 2023 World Cup having the same format as the previous edition, South Africa will face nine teams once in the league stage. Let us look at South Africa’s head-to-head record against the nine teams they will face in the ODI World Cup 2023:

  1. vs Afghanistan (Played: 1, Won: 1, Lost: 0)
  2. vs Australia (Played: 6, Won: 2, Lost: 3, Tired: 1)
  3. vs Bangladesh (Played: 4, Won: 2, Lost: 2)
  4. vs England (Played: 7, Won: 3, Lost: 4)
  5. vs India (Played: 5, Won: 3, Lost: 2)
  6. vs Netherlands (Played: 3, Won: 3, Lost: 0)
  7. vs New Zealand (Played: 8, Won: 2, Lost: 6)
  8. vs Pakistan (Played: 5, Won: 3, Lost: 2)
  9. vs Sri Lanka (Played: 6, Won: 4, Lost: 1, Tired: 1)

Concluding Thoughts

South Africa has always choked under pressure. However, the 2023 ODI World Cup presents another excellent opportunity for the proteas to shed that tag and create history. South African cricket fans will be hoping that their team will do the unthinkable in India.

FAQs about South Africa ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule

South Africa will play nine matches in the ODI World Cup 2023 league stage.

South Africa will play against the host, India, on November 5 at Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata, at 2:00 PM.

South Africa has won three of the five matches against India in the World Cup. However, South Africa lost its matches against India in the 2015 and 2019 ODI World Cups.