ICC World Cup 2019: 8th Match, India vs South Africa – Match Prediction, Live Score, Team Squad & Pitch Report

India won by 6 wickets

Man of the Match : Rohit Sharma

Welcome to Cricwild. Cricket fans, who have been keenly waiting for India to start its World Cup , will get to see Virat Kohli and his men turn out on the field in a colour other than blue this time round, with the new ICC rules mandating an away jersey during the tournament to ensure there is no visual clash for the spectators. IANS has been given access to the look of the jersey and it’s rear side is orange in colour as compared to the original blue.

South Africa looks good in warm-up matches but they don’t have a better start in world cup 2019. But lost 2 matches contentiously in this series one with England by 104 runs and another with Bangladesh by 21 runs currently they are at 7th place ICC world cup points table.

Match Schedule

Date : Wednesday 5th June, 2019
Match Venue : The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England.

Pitch Condition : India vs South Africa: Cricket World Cup 8th Match

The 8th match in ICC world cup is India vs South Africa at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England. The pitch has produced some 300 plus scores in the past couple of years with exceptions now and then. Thus for this contest, a batting friendly strip can be expected. Pakistan and England have some explosive players in their ranks and a high-scoring affair seems to be on the cards.

Won batting first        : (55%)
Won batting second   : (45%)
Highest total    : England 373/3 (50/50 overs) v Pakistan
Lowest total     : United states 65 v Australia
Capacity           : 6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)

Weather Condition at Southampton, England

Current weather condition at Southampton, United Kingdom over the next 7 days, the max temperature will be 17C on Tuesday 4th June at around 3 pm. In the same week the min temperature will be 8C on Thursday 6th June at around 3 am.

India vs South Africa Head to Head Result

Total no of matches played : 83
India won      : 34
South Africa won : 46
No result       : 3

India vs South Africa Team News

India :

The first match of an important tournament can be a bit tricky. India lost its first warm-up match against New Zealand but was then able to win quite comfortably against Bangladesh.

India has a very well-balanced side with the two top-ranked batsmen and the top-ranked bowler in the world at their disposal.

The postive sign is Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shikhar Dhawan are in good form and they are not going to be kept quiet for long on these flat English wickets.

The bowling will be led by Jasprit Bumrah. Ranked at the best ODI bowler in the world.Bumrah has the ability to pick up wickets at all stages of the game, bowl precise yorkers at will, and consistently bowls above the 140 km/h mark.

South Africa :

De Kock was out in comical fashion, being called for a run by Markram before both stopped midway down the pitch and the left-hander was stranded when wicketkeeper Mushfiqur threw down the stumps.

Dale Steyn was already out injured and it looks like Lunge Ngidi has joined the list as well with Hashim Amla’s availability in question.

In the fifth over they missed an opportunity with an edge from Soumya going between Markram at first slip and Du Plessis at second, with neither making a real effort to go for the catch.

South Africa, who were sloppy in the field, lost crucial wickets as they rarely threatened to complete the highest World Cup chase in history.

India vs South Africa Squad

India :

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja

South Africa :

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

Best Performers Last 2 Matches

ICC World Cup 2019: 8th Match, India vs South Africa

Who will Win

While the momentum is strongly in South Africa favour to win and as per the past history South Africa will win the match. We hope India will fight back.

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