In the 8th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, one of the favorites to win this world cup, India, will finally start off their world cup 2019 campaign against the South Africa team who are not having the start that they must have dreamt of at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on 5th June 2019. IND vs SA match preview.
India will finally play their world cup opener after a long gap of one week since the world cup started. India lost one and won one, out of their two world cup games. India’s top order failed to perform in the warm-up games. India would hope that the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gives them the perfect start to this world cup. India bamboozled against NZ for just 179 runs but scored 359 runs against Bangladesh in the second warm-up game.
The biggest positive from the warm-up games for the Indian team was the forms of KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, and Kuldeep Yadav. KL Rahul who scored hundred against Bangladesh seems to have solved the problem of ‘number 4’ for the Indian team. India would look to continue this momentum throughout the world cup.
On the other hand, nothing is going right for the South Africa team. They lost their world cup 2019 opening game against the hosts England. And were beaten by the low-rank team Bangladesh in the second game. Dale Steyn (who missed both the games) is out of world cup now, Lungi Angidi’s injury will further weaken the SA bowling attack and create more problem for the captain Faf du Plessis.
It will be an interesting battle to watch as SA have never lost three consecutive matches in Cricket World Cup history.
Let’s look at the probable playing 11 and best dream11 picks ahead of the IND vs SA match.
IND vs SA probable playing XI: India vs South Africa World Cup 2019 – 5th June 2019
IND playing 11 today: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah.
Also, Bench: Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
SA playing 11 today: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir.
Also, Bench: David Miller, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Angidi, Beuran Hendricks.
World Cup Head to Head Statistics
Both, India and South Africa, have faced each other four times in the world cup. Out of which, SA won 3 times and IND could manage to win only 1 time which came in the last world cup held in Australia and New Zealand 2015.
ICC World Cup 2019: Best Dream11 picks for IND vs SA match – Dream11 points
Shikhar Dhawan – Batsman (IND)
Dream11 points – 9.5 points
Faf du Plessis – Batsman (SA)
Dream11 points – 10 points
Virat Kohli – Batsman (IND)
Dream11 points – 10.5 points
Imran Tahir – Bowler (SA)
Dream11 points – 9 points
Hardik Pandya – All-rounder (IND)
Dream11 points – 9 points
India vs South Africa Dream 11 Team no. 1
IND vs SA dream11 team today: Quinton de Kock (vc), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram, Hardik Pandya, Andile Phehlukwayo, Yuzvendra Chahal / Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada / Imran Tahir.
India vs South Africa Dream 11 Team no. 2
IND vs SA dream11 team today: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Hardik Pandya, Andile Phehlukwayo, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Imran Tahir.
What is the timing of the match?
The New Zealand vs Sri Lanka fixture will start at 3:00 pm IST.
Where can I watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live on TV?
The match will broadcast on Star Sports Network in both standards as well as in HD format and in different languages including English & Hindi.