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ICC World Cup Predictions: England vs South Africa

The opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup that will be played between England and South Africa will start at 3:00 PM IST. 

Both the teams will be aiming to start their World Cup campaign with grand win. England team, which is considered as one of the favorite teams to lift the prestigious cup, will look forward to continue with the same performance as they did in the bilateral series against Pakistan. However, South African team will keep their heads high and will display their best performance on the field.

Pitch Conditions

Venue: The Kennington Oval, London

The track favors the batsmen as ball will come nicely on the bat. Besides this, fast Bowlers will swing in the initial overs of the innings. The new ball will move so smoothly that can put the batsmen into dilemma. Once the batsman will spend time, the run scoring will become simpler. The captain winning the toss will keep an eye on chasing the target as bowlers will merely get any help in the second half of the match.

Weather Conditions

According to reports, there is a possibility of rain. The temperature will be around 23 degrees Celsius and humidity will be above 60s. For the entire match, a cloud cover will be there with no possibility of sunshine. 

Team Analysis: England

Skipper, Eoin Morgan, and fast bowler, Mark Wood, have been declared fit ahead of the match against South Africa. Apart from them, no injury concerns were there in the warm-up matches. So, all the 15 players will be available for the final 11 selections.

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

Team Analysis: South Africa 

South Africa pacer, Dale Steyn, will miss the opening match, as he has been already ruled out following his shoulder pain, which is a huge blow for the team. Other than Dale, rest of the players are fit and available for selection.

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

Both team’s probable playing XI


                               South Africa 

Eoin Morgan ( C )

Faf du Plessis (C)

Jason Roy

Hashim Amla

Joe Root

Quinton de Kock (WK)

Jonny Bairstow

JP Duminy

Jos Buttler (WK)

David Miller

Ben Stokes

Rassie van der Dussen

Chris Woakes 

Chris Morris

Moeen Ali

Andile Phehlukwayo

Liam Plunkett

Kagiso Rabada

Mark Wood

Lungi Ngidi

Adil Rashid

Imran Tahir

Player to vouch for:

England: Jos Buttler

South Africa: Quinton de Kock 

Standings in ICC ODI points table

England – First spot with 125 points

South Africa – Third spot with 115 points 

Head to Head in World Cup

Total matches played-6

England win-3

South Africa win-3

With the availability of some star players in both the squads, who can turn the match at any point in time, both the teams will be hoping for a memorable start. Let’s see what will happen!

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