South Africa vs India World Cup 2019 Match Preview – After a long period of waiting, Indian fans will finally get to see India playing a game in this World Cup.
The Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton will witness a mouth-watering contest when India will lock horns with South Africa in the battlefield.
South Africa has already played two games in this tournament so far and unfortunately lost both of them.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see, how the South African team will come up against the two times world champions, India in today’s encounter.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The 8th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 of South Africa vs India will be hosted by the Rose Bowl, Southampton.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 10:30 PM local time today (03:00 pm IST).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of World Cup 2019 matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of SA vs IND on Hotstar.
The overcast weather conditions at Southampton will help seamers in today’s encounter to skid and seam the ball.
However, the good bounce from the surface will please batsmen to play their big shots confidently.
It is expected that the captain winning toss will opt to bat first on this wicket.
Average 1st Innings total at Rose Bowl, Southampton (last 7 ODI games): 289
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won – 3, Lost – 4
The temperature today at Rose Bowl will hover around 15-20 degrees. However, there are 30-40% chances of rain as well in Southampton.
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of South Africa (SA) and India (IND) for today’s match.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir
SA’s Bench Strength – Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
IND’s Bench Strength – Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik
Dale Steyn has recovered from his shoulder injury and was seen practising in the nets. He’ll thus most probably participate in today’s game against India.
However, Lungi Ngidi has injured himself and is thus ruled out for a week from the tournament.
Virat Kohli also got injured during the practice session a couple of days ago. However, he has been declared fit to play today’s match.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11 by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for today’s match of South Africa vs India.
Captain Choices: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Faf du Plessis, Shikhar Dhawan
Vice Captain Choices: Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, our cricket experts carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every game of the ICC World Cup to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues such as; Dream11, Hala Play, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for today’s match of South Africa vs India.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsman – Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Faf du Plessis, Shikhar Dhawan, Rassie van der Dussen
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Kagiso Rabada
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – MS Dhoni, Quinton de Kock
Batsman – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (C), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, David Miller
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC)
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Dale Steyn
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between South Africa and India is Quinton de Kock.
In his last 12 matches against South Africa in ODIs, De Kock has scored 775 runs at an average of 65.40, making him a must-have player in both the leagues.
If South Africa bats first, then it’ll be wise to ignore Hashim Amla, as he is vulnerable against the swinging ball. The same is the case with Rohit Sharma. Consequently, he can be ignored if India bats first in today’s match.
Our Match Prediction:
South Africa will play hard and comes up with its full power against India in today’s game. However, we expect the “Men in Blue” to beat Proteas in this match.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s game between Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka performed extremely well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips as well.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.