Southampton, June 05, Wednesday at 03:00 PM IST
The Men in Blue are gearing up in Southampton for their first game against South Africa to be played at The Rose Bowl on Wednesday afternoon. India is the only side that hasn’t played a single game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and look desperate for a win in the opening encounter.
On the other hand, South Africa have lost both their opening games. Another loss here will only add to their agony as each team needs to win at least six encounters to cement their place in the next round. South Africa faced 104 runs defeat against England in the tournament opener before going down by 21 runs against Bangladesh in the second encounter.
The match starts at 03:00 PM IST.
The Rose Bowl in Southampton is a decent batting wicket that saw 250+ runs scored easily in both the warmup games. The overcast conditions will surely help the pacers early on but post that runs can be scored easily. Expect the toss winning side to bowl first.
Avg 1st inn score: 262
Avg 2nd inn score: 213
Highest Total: 373/3 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
Lowest Total: 65/10 (24 Ov) by USA vs AUS
Highest Chased: 306/7 (49 Ov) by NZ vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 251/7 (50 Ov) by ENG vs SL
Total – 83
India – 34
South Africa – 46
No result – 03
At neutral Venues
Total – 21
South Africa – 11
India – 09
No result – 01
SA changes – Amla, Shamsi IN, Ngidi & Markram OUT
IND changes – Shami misses out for India, Kedar is playing
India- MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, V Kohli, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
South Africa –
Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja
Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (captain), K Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn, Dwaine Pretorius, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Rassie van der Dussen
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Head to Head in World Cup
Total – 04
India – 01
South Africa – 03
Fantasy picks from India
Rohit Sharma- Sharma has one of the worst averages against South Africa. In 23 innings, he has managed 644 runs at an average of 28.00. In last five innings, he has been dismissed by Kagiso Rabada thrice and L Ngidi twice.
Shikhar Dhawan- Dhawan has an average of 52.67 against South Africa. In 16 innings, he has amassed 790 runs including four fifties and three hundred. he will be a key batter for the side.
Virat Kohli- The India skipper has amassed 1269 runs in 24 innings against South Africa at an average of 66.79. he has smashed four tons and six fifties against Proteas and is a good contender for captain/vice captain
MS Dhoni- MS Dhoni has an average of 31.84 against South Africa and has scored 796 runs in 31 innings. However, his current form is quite formidable as the former Indian skipper has amassed 327 runs in 8 innings at an average of 81.75 in 2019.
Fantasy picks from South Africa
Hashim Amla- Hashim Amla has an average of 38.83 against India. Hs last five innings score are – 10, 71, 33, 1, 23
Quinton de Kock- The wicketkeeper opener has amassed 774 runs in 12 innings at an average of 64.50. He has slammed a ton and a fifty in last four games against India. In 2019, he has amassed 560 runs at an average of 56 in 10 innings.
Faf du Plessis- Faf du Plessis has an average of 59.82 against India. In thirteen innings, he has slammed 658 runs including 2 tons and five fifties. In 2019, he has amassed 494 runs in 11 innings at an average of 61.75.
Kagiso Rabada – Kagiso Rabada has bagged 5 wickets in last five games against India. However, the more interesting thing is that the pacer has dismissed R Sharma thrice in last five games
Shikar Dhawan has an average of 50+ against South Africa. He has struck the Proteas bowlers at a rate of 97.67 and averages more than 40 against all of them
V Kohli has one of the best averages against South Africa. Barring Dale Steyn and K Rabada- who has dismissed him twice, Kohli has bossed each of the Proteas bowlers including I Tahir.
WK – MS Dhoni, Q d Kock
Batsmen – Kohli, Dhawan, Rahul, Faf, R v der Dussen
All-rounders – Jadhav
Bowlers – Chahal, Bumrah, Rabada, Shamsi
Captain options – Q d Kock, Dhawan, Kohli, Faf
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