ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India Vs South Africa | Match Preview

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India Vs South Africa Match Preview

The 8th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between India and South Africa on Wednesday, 5th June.

India the two-time world champions will look to assess their first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Wednesday.

Out of 10-teams,9 teams have played at least 1 match each. But the campaign is yet to kick-off for the Indian team, who are scheduled to face South Africa in their opening match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

After England, India is ranked at No. 2 in ICC ODI Rankings. Virat Kohli at No. 1 and Rohit Sharma are ranked at No. 2 in ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen. while Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal are at the 1st, 7th, and 8th positions respectively in ICC ODI Rankings for bowlers.

On the other hand, South Africa who has already faced 2 defeats against England and Bangladesh, while India is fresh and raring to go. That makes them more attacking.

Venue

The 8th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and South Africa will begin at 03:00 pm IST at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on Wednesday.

Squads

India:  Virat Kohli (Captain), Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, K.L. Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

South Africa:  Faf du Plessis (Captain), Quinton de Kock (Wicket Keeper), Hashim Amla, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius,  Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Imran Tahir.

Key Players of the match

India: Top three – Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rohit Sharma will be the key players in deciding India’s fate in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. KL Rahul probably cemented his place at No.4 after his century against Bangladesh.

Team India is likely to bench Yuzvendra Chahal and go with the spin-bowling options in Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja.

South Africa: The team will bring in Dale Steyn, who has recovered from a shoulder injury that he suffered during the 2019 edition of the IPL. The speedster will replace Lungi Ngidi, who developed a hamstring injury in the game versus.

However, Hashim Amla who missed the last game after getting hit on the head is likely to make a comeback.

Live Telecast

The live TV broadcast of ICC World Cup 2019 match between India and South Africa will be available on Star Sports, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Bangla.

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