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ICC World Cup Predictions: South Africa vs. West Indies

The 2019 World Cup Campaign for Windies started with a huge win over Pakistan. The Caribbean team defeated Pakistan by seven wickets. In the second match played against Australia, the team came close to victory, but at the end lost the game by 15 runs. 

On the other hand, South Africa still hasn’t registered a victory in this tournament. Faf du Plessis led the South African team has lost all the three matches they have played yet.

Pitch Conditions

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

The pitch is expected to be good for batting. Reports are suggesting that the track will be surrounded by little grass. So, the initial few overs will be crucial as the ball will get some movement. Once the batsmen get settled, then run scoring will become easy. 


The team winning the toss will look forward to field first because the conditions will become better in the second phase of the match 

Average scores in both innings 

Average 1st innings score: 279

Average 2nd innings score: 273

Weather Conditions

The weather is expected to be favorable on Sunday, with the possibility of rainfall in patches. With a cloud covering of 37%, the humidity will be around 65%. The day time temperature will hover about 16 degrees Celsius. 

Team Analysis: South Africa

Rassie van der Dussen, who has a groin injury, may be dropped. In place of him, Aiden Markram will most probably get into the eleven. There’s no update on Lungi Ngidi’s injury, and he may have to warm the bench yet again. Hashim Amla’s poor performance is also a point of concern. So, he will be eyeing to get some runs. Other than this, no other replacements are expected.

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, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen. 

Team Analysis: West Indies

The Windies squad might not do any changes in their playing XI even after a close defeat in the last game against Australia. Almost every batsman in the team looked in great touch; now they will be looking to utilize their form to take the team to victory.

Full squad: Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabien Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse

Both team’s probable playing XI

               South Africa

                    West Indies

Faf du Plessis (C)

Jason Holder (C)

Quinton de Kock (wk)

Shai Hope (wk)

Hashim Amla

Chris Gayle 

Aiden Markram

Evin Lewis

David Miller

Nicolas Pooran

JP Duminy

Shimron Hetmyer

Andile Phehlukwayo

Andre Russell

Chris Morris

Carlos Brathwaite 

Kagiso Rabada

Ashley Nurse

Imran Tahir

Sheldon Cottrell

Tabraiz Shamsi

Oshane Thomas

Key Players 

South AfricaQuinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, JP Duminy

West Indies: Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope. 

Standings in the ICC ODI points table

South Africa – third spot with 115 ratings

West Indies – eighth spot with 77 ratings 

Head to Head in World Cup

Total matches played-6

South Africa win-4

West Indies win-2

South Africa and West Indies have faced each other in 6 games in the ICC Cricket World Cup in which South Africa have won 4 times whereas West Indies have emerged victorious on two occasions.

Both teams’ total score against each other in the World Cup

                                      Highest Score                    Lowest Score

South Africa                        408                                      200

West Indies                         289                                      136

Let’s see what happens in this exciting face off. Whether South Africa will end their losing streak or West Indies will defeat them to get the second victory of the season.

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