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| On Jun 10, 2019 6:27 PM IST

IND vs SA Today Match Prediction and Betting Odds | India vs South Africa ICC World Cup 2019

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IND vs SA Match Prediction and Betting Odds | ICC World Cup 2019

IND vs SA | A billion dreams have already been rekindled and India is all set to take on South Africa for their opening fixture. Touted as the favourites, India will play their first match of their ICC World Cup 2019 against South Africa in Hampshire Bowl, Southampton.

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When and Where:

Venue- The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Timings- 5 June, 3:00 pm

An uphill task awaits South Africa  in Southampton

South Africa have already suffered two back to back defeats and they will be pitted against World No. 2 India in their next game. Their batsmen fell short against England and Bangladesh.

However, South Africa’s troubles have further been deepened by the absence of Dale Steyn. The left-arm fast bowler Beuren Henricks has come in as a replacement.

Buoyant India brace for their tournament opener 

Although India’s openers didn’t show much promise in the warm-up matches, their performances have certainly put the No.4 debate to rest. With their bowling attack going from strength to strength, India are raring to go for their tournament opener.

Form Guide:

India: L L L W W

South Africa: L L W W W

Key Stats

  • India’s Shikhar Dhawan is the highest scorer in ICC tournaments post-2011. He has amassed 1113 in 18 innings at an average of 65.47 and strike rate of 97.11.
  • Mohammed Shami’s average of 17.29 in all ICC tournaments after 2011 is the third-best after Hasan Ali and Mitchell Starc. He has taken 17 wickets in 7 matches.

Betting Odds  IND vs SA

Betfair: India 4/9, South Africa 7/4

Skybet: India 4/9, South Africa 7/4

Ladbrokes: India 1/2, South Africa 13/8

The books are predicting a win for India

IND vs SA Squads:

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

Shalini Singh

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