How can I watch the Proteas v England at the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

How can I watch the Proteas v England at the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

South Africa will face England in what has turned out to be a key clash at the 2023 Cricket World Cup on Saturday.

The global showpiece has the best 10 cricket teams in the world competing in India for the coveted title of Cricket World Cup winner. Perennial hopefuls South Africa will take on England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in what has the makings of a tense encounter.

Thanks to a deal between the SABC and MultiChoice, fans can watch the action live on SABC or watch it on SABC3 for free.

The Proteas began their World Cup campaign with a bang, posting a tournament-record 428 in their opener against Sri Lanka on their way to a comfortable win. 

They backed that up with a clinical victory over Australia and were firm favourites in Tuesday's clash against lowly Netherlands.

However, the plucky Dutch rallied to put a decent total on the board and put the South African batting line-up under pressure, eventually earning a 38-run win

Meanwhile, England were hammered by nine wickets in a replay of the epic 2019 Cricket World Cup Final against New Zealand in the tournament’s opening match. 

Jos Buttler's men rallied to trounce Bangladesh, but then slumped to an incredible defeat to Afghanistan on Sunday.

As such, both sides are coming off losses they expected to be easy wins and will be eager to set the record straight in Mumbai.

But it's England that have some added pressure given their 3-1 record so far in India. 

The round-robin format sees all 10 teams play each other and the top four advance to the semi-finals. 

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Another loss for England could very well mean they have to win the remainder of their matches to reach the final four. With big clashes against India, Australia and Pakistan still coming, this is a difficult path.

Meanwhile, the Proteas’ bowling attack will be eager to tighten up their discipline and accuracy, as they conceded a whopping 32 extras against the Dutch.

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