SA vs NED: Temba Bavuma and his co. have entered the ICC World Cup 2023 in style and some commitments and today they will be facing the Netherlands team in the 15th match of the 2023 ODI World Cup. It was rainy day in Dharamshala yesterday and it is predicted for today as well. This post will lead you to the SA vs NED Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala.
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Temba Bavuma-led South Africa will lock horns against Scott Edwards-led Netherlands on 17 October at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium (HPCA Stadium), Dharamshala. As the winter is approaching the Northern Part of India, it is expected to be cold weather in the morning and at night, and the contest is scheduled to start at 02:00 PM IST.
It is quite visible that South Africa love to bat in the Indian conditions or should we say, love to defend. They are heading to their 3rd contest in this World Cup riding over a couple of wins by huge margins while defending the total. South Africa posted a record 425 runs on board in their first outing against Sri Lanka and won the match by 102 runs.
Following that, they posted a 311-run total against an Australian lethal but quite out-of-form bowling attack. They bowled out Australia in just 177 runs and successfully defended their total and won the second game by 134 runs.
The Dutch were defeated by Pakistan and New Zealand. They have yet to reach 250 in this competition. They suffered a crushing 81-run defeat in their opening match against Pakistan before losing to New Zealand by 99 runs. If they suffer another defeat, the happy state they found themselves in when they beat Zimbabwe and the West Indies to qualify for the championship in July would come crashing down.
Down below is the SA vs NED Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala:
SA vs NED Weather Forecast
ENG vs BAN | Match 15 of the ICC World Cup 2023 will take place on October 17 (Tuesday) at HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala. The play begins at 02:00 PM IST.
It is biting cold in the Mountains this week. According to weather.com, it is an overcast, cool day with a partially clear sky in Dharamshala city of India. The weather forecast shows moderate possibilities of rain during the game. The temperature of Dharamshala city will stay at 16-17°C for the most part of the day and drop further to 12°C at night.
There are moderate chances of rain during the day. Around a ~40% chance of rain at the start of the match and lower down as the game goes on. Humidity is in a higher range, hovering around 80%. Winds will gust toward the Northeast at the speed of ~8kmph during the day. Not so much but there are chances that rain might interrupt the play as the weather is dynamic there in the mountains but we hope we may enjoy a full 100-over game.
SA vs NED Pitch Report of HPCA Stadium
A stunning HPCA stadium is nestled in the foothills of mountains. The Northern Part of India is nearing winter, therefore playing there during the day will be a bit chilly. Expect some grass on the pitch and a moving ball in the first few overs. The pitches at Dharamshala are more batting-friendly, although this time, attention will be paid more to the outfield.
The HPCA Stadium has a spin option as well, and players like Keshav Maharaj, and Bas de Leede will be crucial in the middle overs. There have only been 6 ODI matches played at this venue, hence the average first innings score is 230.
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