The World cup is finally here. Its the tournament that we get to see after every four years. This year’s world cup will be played in England & Wales in a Round-Robin tournament format. Starting of on 30th we will get to see the first match played between the host England & South Africa.
Pitch Report & Toss Prediction:
The match will be played at the Ovals. Most of the teams have played their memorable matches on this pitch. A high scoring pitch where the team can easily put up a total close to 300 or above that. There will be swing with the new bowl at the first 10 overs in both the innings in today’s cricket match.
The pitch goes in the batting favor and we can expect a high run to be scored by both the teams. The team winning the toss will surely bat first to put up a big total above 300.
If England wins the toss:
England are entering the tournament with one of the best line ups they have ever had. Their batting line up is one of their strongest abilities, starting with the best openers Joe Bairstow and Jason Roy. Followed with their firm middle order batting by Root and skipper Morgon. Then reliable batsman like Buttler and Ali to finish of the innings with a high total.
If South Africa win the toss:
South Africa have a strong batting line up with Amla and De Kock to open the innings. They have one best batting average as an opening batsman. We will see players like JP Duminy retiring after the world cup. Du plessis and Miller will be the key to their batting side.
England Team News :
We are not sure if we will get to see Jofra Archer in the playing XI in today’s match. Adil Rashid will be the key spinner to bowl in the middle overs alongside Ali who will be the key spinner to bowl to the left-handed batsman.
Predicted Playing XI for England:
Jason Roy, J Bairstow, Root, Morgon, Buttler, Ali, Woakes, Willey, Rashid, Wood, Archer
South Africa Team News:
We will be seeing Tahir and JP Duminy playing their last World cup as they will be retiring after the tournament. Imran Tahir will be the Key bowler as he had an incredible IPL season this year earning the purple cap this season. Also Rabada will be the key to bowling attack. We will see World cup legends like Dale Styne in the side.
Predicted Playing XI for South Africa:
Amla, De Kock, DuPlessis, Miller, Duminy, Moriss, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rabada, Dale, Tahir, Nilgidi.
Key Players for England:
Jos Buttler is the game changer for the side in the death overs. He has scored a hundred in just 50 balls in ODI series against Pakistan in the death overs. As long he is there in the overs between 40-50 we can expect a huge total from the side.
Key Players for South Africa:
He will be the key bowler to the side to pick those crucial wickets. we will see him open the bowling attach alongside Dale in the powerplay. After having a good season in the IPL he will definitely gain confidence in this years IPL season.
Worldcup Record Stats Head To Head:
|Won by ENG||Won by SA||Tied||No Result||Total|
|In South Africa||0||0||0||0||0|
Head to Head Batsmen:
MOEEN ALI – HASHIM AMLA: This will be a competition to look out for because of the great form the players are in, their recent encounters in domestic and international cricket both players have performed great for their teams. Moeen Ali is in a terrific form which was quite seen by all in the IPL which makes him a favorite in this match.
Cricket Match Prediction for South Africa vs England :
Both the teams are strong and are really tough to say which team will win this one. But our prediction goes with England as they are the host and will be knowing the pitch very well. England is playing with well-balanced side and also the best squad they have ever had.