ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England Vs South Africa Match Preview

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England and South Africa will assess the first match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Tomorrow. The first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between South Africa and hosts England at the Kia Oval, London.

England is unmistakably the hot top picks to win this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Their batting line-up is staggeringly profound. Also, England has six to seven bowling alternatives in the playing XI.

South Africa, then again, are not in the top picks list this year, which is uncommon. However, they have a strong group, and their quality lies in the bowling. With any semblance of Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi all being fit for devastating any lineup.


The first match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and South Africa will begin at 03:00 PM IST at the Kia Oval, London.


England: Eoin Morgan (C), Jason Roy, Johny Bairstow, Liam Dawson, James Vince,  Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran.

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

Key Players of the match

Jos Buttler is going to be the key player in the English batting lineup. He is unsafe with the bat and can hit a boundary off practically any ball. Jos Buttler bats at no. 6 position, which provides him the license to attack from the word go.

Jofra Archer is the best player to watch out for in the bowling department. England is pleased with his performances so far at the international stage and expects him to be the X-factor of their attack. The opening of the bowling is likely to be done by Archer.

For South Africa, skipper Faf du Plessis is in correctitude with the bat. He is expected to continue within the same vein and build robust contributions within the middle order.

Kagiso Rabada holds the key for Proteas in the bowling department. Kagiso can extract pace and bounce from any track, and South Africa would hope for him to try and do wonders with the ball.

Live Telecast

The live TV broadcast of ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up match between India and Bangladesh 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.