For all Indian cricket fans, the World Cup really begins with the first match for India. While South Africa has already lost their first two matches of the series, it will be a crucial match for them to bounce back in the World Cup. Team India will also like to begin the tournament on a winning note.
Here are more details about this match and the prediction for you:-
Match- South Africa vs India, Match 8 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Venue- The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Date- June 5, 2019
Time- 03:00 pm IST
Predicted Squad for South Africa
Jean-Paul Duminy, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Predicted Squad for India
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik
- The tournament did not start well for South Africa. Also, if the current ICC ODI rankings are considered, team India is at the second position and team South Africa is at the third position. These factors hint at the fact that team India is the stronger side for this game.
- The highest score on this pitch has been 373 runs. Since both teams are good, fans can expect a good score.
Considering the past head to head matches between these two teams, team India has been dominant over team South Africa in most of the recent matches. Fans can expect the same in this game as well.
- Also, team India is already practising on this ground for a while. Therefore, India can reap advantage from the pitch conditions.
- Overall, India will start as the favourite. South Africa will have extra pressure as they need to win this match to keep the series alive.