ICC World Cup 2019 Match 1 England vs South Africa : 30th MAY 3:00 PM – Match Prediction, Live Score, Playing Xl, Pitch Report

The biggest event in cricket is ICC Cricket World Cup is starting on 30th May, 2019 and it will the hosts that are in action for the first match of the ICC World Cup 2019. There are several things different about the cricket world cup 2019 from the previous version.There are only 10 teams and every team is going to play each other once. There are no groups or Super Six stages and the top-4 teams will qualify for the semi-finals. At least three to four teams look capable of winning ICC world cup 2019 but there is no doubt that England goes into this tournament as the favorite and they are very strong team.

Welcome to Cricwild. South Africa’s 87-run victory over Sri Lanka in their first ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup warm-up match on Friday and they had good start with 95/0 with West Indies must have boosted their confidence before heading into the premier tournament. on other end England is the World’s number one ranked team in ODI cricket right now and comes into this tournament full of confidence. They have won eleven out of the last twelve ODI bilateral series that they have played, drawing the remaining one with the West Indies.England are hopeful of having captain Eoin Morgan fit, despite him suffering a small fracture in his finger during practice on Friday, with James Vince the likely replacement should he be ruled out.

Date : Thursday 30th May, 2019
Match Venue : Kennington Oval, London, England

Pitch Condition :
The First world cup match is between South Africa vs England is at Kennington Oval, London, England. The pitch at the venue is a drop-in and expected to be flat. The weather conditions could be favorable to get some seam movement especially at the start of the match. After that initial period, though, there are plenty of runs to be had.

Weather Condition :
Current weather condition in The Oval, United Kingdom over the next 7 days, the max temperature will be 2C on Sunday 2nd June at around 3 pm. In the same week the min temperature will be 7C on Tuesday 28th May at around 3 am.The national weather service for The Oval, United Kingdom is reporting Tuesday 28th May to be the wettest day in the coming week with around 1.40mm of rainfall. Make sure to carry an umbrella if you are out and about in The Oval, United Kingdom.The windiest of all days will be Thursday 30th May as wind will reach 17mph at around 3 pm.

History :
The Oval, currently referred to for sponsorship purposes as the Kia Oval,it is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth, in south London.It was the first ground in England to host international Test cricket in September 1880.The Oval is built on part of the former Kennington Common. Cricket matches were played on the common throughout the early 18th century. The earliest recorded first-class match was the London v Dartford match on 18 June 1724.However, as the common was also used regularly for public executions of those convicted at the Surrey Assizes (it was the south London equivalent of Tyburn), cricket matches had moved away to the Artillery Ground by the 1740s. Kennington Common was eventually enclosed in the mid 19th century under a scheme sponsored by the Royal Family.In September 2015, the Peter May and Tony Lock stands were demolished, to be replaced by a single new and much larger stand named after Peter May. May led Surrey to their sixth and seventh consecutive County Championships in 1957 and 1958 and also captained England from 1955 to 1961, winning the Ashes in 1956. Construction of the new stand, which cost around £10m, began in September 2015. It officially opened on 15 May 2016, increasing the capacity of the ground by 1,300 seats to 25,300.

Preview :
South Africa :
South Africa’s 87-run victory over Sri Lanka in their first ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup warm-up match on Friday and they had good start with 95/0 with West Indies must have boosted their confidence before heading into the premier tournament.South Africa’s build-up has been marred by a series of injuries in their bowling line-up. Anrich Nortje is out of the tournament because of a hand problem, while Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi all saw their IPL stints curtailed by injury, but have recovered to feature in the World Cup squad.It is tempting to plump for the ebbing Hashim Amla or Dale Steyn, and not only because they deserve more than past World Cups have given them. A good tournament by either would restore South Africa’s faith in themselves, and by both could make them unstoppable. But a fresh face could yet teach people how to say his name before the end of this tournament, because they will have said it so often.South Africa has the option to choose between Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram. We think the experienced Amla will get the nod for the first match of the world cup. Amla has not been in great touch over the last couple of years and his domestic performances are not too encouraging either.follwed by Faf du Plessis bats at three followed by JP Duminy, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen good batting line up. If Andile Phehlukwayo saunters to the middle with too few balls remaining to get too many runs, and he gets them anyway, you read it here first.Quinton De Cock and Rabada have the potential to be among the stars of the tournament, but with England flying after a 4-0 series demolition of Pakistan this month, they will find it hard to stop them getting off to a stormer.

Probable XI :
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.

England :
England is the World’s number 1 ranked team in ODI cricket right now and goes into this tournament as the favorite. They have won 11 out of the last 12 ODI bilateral series that they have played, drawing the remaining one with the West Indies.They also had a good 4-0 sweep against Pakistan. There is no team that has hit 300 plus scores more regularly than England since the last world cup and it is fair to say that this English team has reset the rules of ODI batting.England are hopeful of having captain Eoin Morgan fit, despite him suffering a small fracture in his finger during practice on Friday, with James Vince the likely replacement should he be ruled out.They also had strong batting order Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer.Out of 11 9 player can bat and they are at good form.England have still not zeroed in on their pace options heading into the World Cup and these warm-up games were a litmus test for the fast bowlers. One pacer who clearly leaved a mark was Plunkett and Jofra Archer with four wickets each in the warm-up matches.They also have many options in bowling end Rashid, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran and Ben Stokes.

Probable XI :
Eoin Morgan (C), Jason Roy, Joe Root, James Vince, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (WK), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

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England vs South Africa Match 1 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Who will Win :
South Africa will win the first world cup match against England.

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