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ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa vs West Indies – Playing XI & Pitch Report

ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa vs West Indies – Playing XI & Pitch Report

Date & Time: Monday, 10th June, 3:00 PM IST

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

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Across 61 ODIs the West Indies and South Africa have played each other, and the Proteas won 44 to 15. One game was washed out and another one tied. Currently, in the World Cup 2019, South Africa leads 4 – 2 against the West Indies. Watch this game being played today at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton at 3:00 PM IST. Although, in England, South Africa has rarely held a positive record.

South Africa (RSA)

In the 2019 World Cup, a lot depends on Faf du Plessis when he tries to turn the tides against the West Indies. The team is fighting some concerns of injury though, and Lungi Ngidi is unlikely to be chosen. Instead, left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks may be drafted. For the batting, Aiden Markram is considered as an option replacing Hashim Amla, who’s been under fire lately. If Duminy were to be dropped, the team will be left with only 5 bowlers. This is definitely a do or die game for the South African team.

Probable Playing XI

Hashim Amla/Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi/Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir.

West Indies (WI)

In their opening fixture, West Indies beat Pakistan but subsequently, on June 6th lost to Australia. At the same time, Andre Russell’s knee is giving him some trouble. He wasn’t seen on the grounds on pre-match day, but coach Roddy Estwick issued a confirmation that Russell was certain to play. No changes are likely to their lineup.

Probable Playing XI

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, ShimronHetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cotrell, Oshane Thomas.

Pitch Report

Chances are, it will rain the entire day. Across the duration of the match, clouds are expected to hover over the ground. But with the temperatures dropping down between 12 to 16 degrees Celsius the atmosphere is expected to be pleasant. During the game, humidity levels should be in the range of 70 to 80. While it is a good batting pitch, the batsmen might find it difficult to visualize the ball due to the gloomy conditions. If it really rains, then the DLS method may be used. The team that wins the toss will most likely choose to field first.

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