Eden Gardens is all set to host the SA vs AUS World Cup semi-final on November 16. The match starts at 2 pm IST with one of the two teams set to play their last match of the tournament.
South Africa defeated Australia previously in the tournament. The team has been on a dominant run in this World Cup finishing second on the points table with seven wins and two losses. They have piled up big scores batting first but chasing has been a problem for the side. They lost the previous game they played in Kolkata while chasing against India.
Australia, on the other hand, have been consistent after their initial two losses. They won seven matches on the trot beating Bangladesh in their final league game. David Warner, Mitchell Starc, and Azam Zampa have been the key performers for the Aussies in this World Cup so far.
Talking about head-to-head, both teams have played 109 ODIs with Australia winning 50 games and South Africa 55. In seven World Cup games, both teams have won three games each while one ended in a tie.
Eden Gardens as a venue has been a good batting wicket with the spinners getting more assistance than the pacers. Given that winter is starting to set in, it gets dark early in the eastern part of India and thus the dew sets in pretty early. However, the pacers can look to maximize the first 10 overs when the ball is still new and hard.
SA vs AUS Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of Eden Gardens, Kolkata, ICC World Cup 2023, Semi-Final 2
Eden Gardens has hosted four games so far with the SA vs AUS semi-final being the fifth game. The venue has seen good enough scores being set batting first. This wicket is not a typical 350 wicket. Teams have won at this venue by big margins which proves that batting second is not an option in this wicket.
Talking about the weather conditions, the temperature in the afternoon will be around 26 degrees with clouds dwindling in between sunshine. The humidity will be around 74 percent in the afternoon. As the evening approaches, the temperature will be around 23 degrees with a very good cloud cover expected. There is a five percent chance of rain in the evening as per Accuweather.