Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has added that it’s virtually impossible to pick a likely winner in the World Cup 2023 match between England and South Africa. They will lock horns at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in the afternoon game on Saturday, October 21 as well. While the South African team are currently placed third in the points table with two wins to their credit, England have won just one game and they are placed sixth in the standings.
Previewing the game in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “The evening game is a mighty contest because it is South Africa vs England at the Wankhede. It will be the first match of this tournament on this ground and both are good teams. Both are coming after losing their respective previous matches – England lost to Afghanistan and South Africa lost to the Netherlands. It will be interesting but it’s almost impossible to choose a winner in this match. I have no clue which team is going to win although my heart wants South Africa to do it and pounce on England once again.”
However, Aakash Chopra said that England have a formidable batting lineup, with Ben Stokes also available for this game as well. He further added that the match’s result won’t matter to India as they have so far won all four of their games as well.
“England’s situation is bad in any case because they lost the first match to New Zealand as well. So England have won just one match overall. You defeated Bangladesh in Dharamsala but apart from that, you lost one-sided to New Zealand and Mujeeb made you lie down against Afghanistan. So the truth is that England have to get back on track and South Africa started with a bang but their wagon derailed slightly in the last match. The ‘choke’ word starts coming again but we won’t talk about it as of now,” Aakash Chopra concluded.