SA vs ENG 2023: Diamond Oval, Kimberley Pitch Report And Weather Conditions

The third game of the South Africa vs England series will happen at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley. Here, we look at the pitch report of Diamond Oval and the weather conditions in Kimberley for SA vs ENG 2023.


Before the series started, many expected England to dominate. However, it has been the opposite occurrence in the series. South Africa has won the first two games and hence, they already have the series in the bag. They would now want to consolidate their momentum by whitewashing the current World Champions.

For England, though, it has been a series of losses in the ODI format. They would want to arrest it at the earliest. Especially in the World Cup year, they would be careful not to let go of the crucial momentum. The management will want established names such as Moeen Ali to step up. With nothing to lose, we could also see a more aggressive England in the final game.


Diamond Oval, Kimberley pitch report for SA vs ENG 2023


With the popular grounds allotted for SA20, the Diamond Oval in Kimberley will host the final match between England and South Africa. So far, this venue has hosted 14 ODI encounters. Out of this, the teams batting second have won 11 games.

Add to this, the average score batting first here is 229. Therefore, the captain winning the toss is likely to field first here. Quinton de Kock once scored 168* here and that still remains as the best ODI knock at this venue.

Kimberley weather conditions for SA vs ENG 2023

Since Kimberley is not far from the venue of the first two matches, we might not expect a lot of changes in the weather. That said, there is a prediction of rainfall on Wednesday in the city.


Scattered thunderstorms are expected through the day on February 1st. The temperatures will range between 29 and 17 degrees Celsius on the match day.


Nesara V Jagannatha

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