The first ODI between South Africa and West Indies will happen at the Buffalo Park in East London. Here, we look at the pitch report of Buffalo Park and the weather conditions in East London for SA vs WI 2023.
The hosts, as expected, were dominant in the Test series. In ODIs, too, the Proteas have been in good form. They recently even defeated England. Therefore, we can expect the hosts to win the upcoming series, too.
West Indies will look to do well against South Africa. They had a terrible outing in the 2022 T20 World Cup. Hence, it will be important for them to leave an impression in the 2023 ODI World Cup. In this regard, defeating a team like South Africa will help the confidence of the squad. For that to happen, some of the stars such as Rovman Powell need to step up. The likes of Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph will be the key for the visitors in this series.
Buffalo Park, East London pitch report for SA vs WI 2023
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It has been six years since this venue in South Africa hosted an ODI. Hence, seeing how the surface plays out during the game will be interesting.
In the 22 games that have happened here, 10 games have been won by the side batting first while the chasing squad won the other games. The average score batting first here is 207. Based on some of the women’s games that have happened here, the spinners are likely to have a good outing.
East London weather conditions for SA vs WI 2023
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Weather will be a concern at this venue. The temperatures throughout the day will range between 24 and 21 degrees Celsius.
The chance of precipitation is 90% and we can expect a thundershower on the game day in East London. The humidity is predicted to be 83 %.