SA vs WI 2023: SuperSport Park, Centurion Pitch Report And Weather Conditions

The first Test between South Africa and West Indies will start on February 28th at SuperSport Park. Here, we look at the pitch report of SuperSport Park and the weather conditions in Centurion for SA vs WI 2023.

It will be an important series for the hosts before a transition. The team has been poor in the batting department and has had a change in captaincy, too. Temba Bavuma would lead the side from now on. Considering the squad will need to do well in the next cycle of WTC, it is important that they start the new era on a good note.

West Indies did well against Zimbabwe recently. However, it will be a different and a tougher challenge against the Proteas. If they can avoid defeat, it will actually be a good result for the visitors.


SuperSport Park, Centurion pitch report for SA vs WI 2023


Since 1995, 27 Tests have happened at this venue in Centurion. Out of this, 12 games each have been won by the teams batting first and second while three games have ended in a draw. Hence, it will be an interesting decision for the captain winning the toss to make.

329 is the average score batting first at this stadium. South Africa once scored 621 here and that remains the best batting show by a team till now. This was most recently in 2020 against Sri Lanka. Kagiso Rabada has had some solid displays on this track and the hosts will hope for a similar show by the veteran.

Centurion weather conditions for SA vs WI 2023

Weather is likely to be an issue for this game, which starts on February 28th. As for the temperatures, they would range between 29 and 16 degrees Celsius on the five days.

While clouds are expected on all five days, barring Day 2, all the other days could even have thunderstorms. Therefore, interruptions are to be expected by the fans and the players.


Nesara V Jagannatha

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