The 6th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between South Africa and India at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton.
The match starts at 10:30 Local (09:30 GMT).
South Africa would want to forget the start they made in the 2019 edition of the World Cup in England and Wales. After losing to hosts England by 104 runs, Faf du Plessis and Co slumped a 21-run shock defeat at the hands of Bangladesh. Both their losses came at the Kennington Oval in London. Their next match isn’t speculated to be easy as it’s against India on Wednesday at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
Another defeat will put their campaign in the doldrums. On the other hand, India is the only team to not have played a game thus far in the tournament. Virat Kohli and Co will be hoping to make a winning start. The Men in Blue didn’t have the greatest of outings versus New Zealand in London and lost the game by six wickets. But they made a strong comeback against Bangladesh a couple of days later.
ICC World Cup 2019 South Africa vs India Pitch Report & Weather Report:
Southampton is set to host its first match of the mega event. Out of 22 completed ODIs at the venue thus far, 12 matches went in favour of the team, batting first. Hence, chasing may not be a safe option on this particular strip. South Africa lost both their matches chasing and hence they wouldn’t mind batting first in the upcoming match if they won the toss. So far it has been a tough ask for South African bowlers to restrict opponent team to the modest total on the England flat pitches. With India coming afresh a long break, there will be more of a hitting motto by the Men in Blue.
To players’ dismay, there are chances of rain throughout the day from the morning at 9 am. The cloud cover will start at 71 per cent and will extend up to 99 per cent. The atmosphere is expected to be nice and cool with the temperature around the 17 degrees Celsius mark. The humidity will be hovering around the 50s and 60s.
ICC World Cup 2019 South Africa vs India Team News:
ICC World Cup 2019 South Africa vs India Probable Playing XIs:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
ICC World Cup 2019 South Africa vs India Live streaming
The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
ICC World Cup 2019 South Africa vs India Result & Highlights
- India Won by 6 wickets.