It’s time for much-anticipated South Africa vs India as India kickstart their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign. The two sides have produced cricket of the highest standard on the previous four occasions in the mega event and it shall be no different this time.
South Africa – 3, India – 1
ICC World Cup 2015: India won by 130 runs
ICC World Cup 2011: South Africa won by 3 wickets
ICC World Cup 1999: South Africa won by 4 wickets
ICC World Cup 1992: South Africa won by 6 wickets
Highest Individual Innings for India vs. South Africa in World Cups
137 – Shikhar Dhawan at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne in 2015
Highest Individual Innings against India by South Africa
96 – Jacques Kallis at County Ground, Hove in 1999
Most Wickets in an Innings for India vs. South Africa
3-41 – Ravichandran Ashwin at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2015
Most Wickets in an Innings for South Africa vs. India
5-50 – Dale Steyn at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in 2011
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Injury concerns on either side
Lungi Ngidi, has been ruled out for 10 days through a hamstring strain while Steyn and Amla are among the others on the injury list for the Proteas.
On the other hand, India received a boost ahead of their opening tie at Southampton with Kedar Jadhav returning to training.
India World Cup squad: Virat Kohli (c), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk) and Ravindra Jadeja
South Africa World Cup Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller