South Africa’s World Cup 2019 battle is already in doldrums as they’ve lost their initial three matches. They can’t afford further blips even as things won’t be simple for them. Their next test is the Windies who are simply bouncing out the opposition batsmen right now. They did it successfully against Pakistan to skittle them for only 105 and furthermore had Australia reeling at 79/5 preceding losing control of the game.
The Proteas have been hamstrung with injury issues and the most recent to join the list is Rassie van der Dussen who stressed his crotch muscle against India. He didn’t return subsequent to leaving the field halfway through the innings. If he is not fit, Aiden Markram will be incorporated into the playing XI. Lungi Ngidi might also play if he is fit. The Caribbeans though are unlikely to make any changes. However, there might be a temptation to go in with an extra pacer ahead of Ashley Nurse.
The 15th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between South Africa and Windies at The Rose Bowl in Southampton
The match begins at 10:30 am localtime (09:30 am GMT) (3:00 pm IST).
The game will be live on Star Sports. Live gushing accessible on Hotstar.
The weather has been exceptionally unpredictable in the United Kingdom. Notwithstanding for this game, the figure isn’t so reassuring with rain set to postpone the begin. A tempest is normal just before the beginning of the match and even in the afternoon, there might be a 50% chance of rain. Having said that, the forecast might change later in the day which has been the case in most of the matches. The temperature is likely to hover around 13-15 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.
The 300-run mark is yet to be broken in the three matches played at the setting in the World Cup including the warm-ups. The surface for India-South Africa game was an extreme one for the batsmen and even 228-run chase turned out to be tough. If a similar kind of pitch will be on offer, the pacers from both the teams will cherish bowling on it.
Average first innings score: 254 (Last three One-Day matches at the venue including the World Cup warm-ups)
Record of the chasing Teams: Won – 2; Lost – 1
Probable Playing XIs
Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram/Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Bench – Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram/Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks.
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell.
Bench – Shannon Gabriel, Oshane Thomas, Darren Bravo, Fabian Allen.
Rassie van der Dussen stressed his crotch muscle during the match against India and will be surveyed in front of this encounter. He will in all probability play.
Faf du Plessis in ODIs in 2019:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Chris Gayle.
Vice-Captain Options: Quinton de Kock, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Wicket-Keepers – Quinton de Kock, Shai Hope (VC)
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo, Andre Russell, Jason Holder
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Wicket-Keepers – Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran (VC), Shai Hope
Batsmen – Hashim Amla (C), David Miller, Chris Gayle
All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell.