ICC Cricket World Cup | Match 8: India Vs. South Africa – Prediction, Team Analysis, Playing XIs and Streaming Details

India Vs South Africa
India are the latest team to start the campaign

Overview:

India, the top favourites in the ICC Cricket World Cup, is yet to start their journey. They had last played their game on 30th June against Bangladesh. We have seen some stunning performance by the teams such a Pakistan and Bangladesh. Such a showcase of achievements might be a siren of warning. If India tumbles such as other top teams, this can be a historic World Cup.

South Africa is repeating the same saga of choking on the big stage. They had a horrible defeat in the previous match, and such a series of failure can end their journey here. Hopefully, they lost both the games in Oval, and now they are playing in Rose Bowl of Southhampton.

Pitch Conditions And Weather

This pitch Rose Bowl in South Hampton is playing its first match for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and, it is a high scoring pitch. The ground has helped teams to achieve an average score of 288, and the highest score is 371 by England. 12 out of 22 matches have been won by teams batting first, and South Africa has faced difficulty in chasing so they also might look to bat first. 

rose bowl southhampton

The pitch is expected to help seamers with the current weather conditions, but in previous matches showed the spinners have also dominated in bowling. We can see a good contest with a mix-up of bowlers in the bowling department.

Team Analysis:

India

Indian Cricket Team

The top favourite team in the World Cup are entering with high expectations. However, the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have yet not added some numbers to their scoresheet. KL Rahul has almost fixed his place on spot no.4 but looking at his performances in ODI he has crossed 50 only three times out of his 15 innings! So this time performance might be one of the glimpses of his calibre.

The bowling attack might go with the replacement of Chahal with Jadeja to induce depth in the batting line-up. Vijay Shankar needs to find his place in the playing XI. Dhoni has brought his vintage form back and can help India.

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Indian Cricket Team
India
Possible X1

South Africa

South Africa Cricket Team

Dale Steyn is taken out of the competition because of shoulder damage that he endured during the 2019 version of the IPL. Lungi Ngidi additionally built up hamstring damage in the game versus the Tigers and has been discounted for a couple of days. Dwaine Pretorius is probably going to be incorporated into the eleven.

Hashim Amla missed the last game in the wake of getting hit on the head however is probably going to make a rebound. Aiden Markram may need to sit out. Kagiso Rabada hasn’t taken a gander taking care of business, and he’ll wish to put his best foot forward. Their batsmen likewise need to change over their begins.

Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir
South Africa Cricket Team
South Africa
Possible X1

Final Conclusion and Predictions

India needs to keep going with the flow to have a positive start of the ICC Cricket World Cup, whereas South Africa needs a win or their dreams will be shattered.

Performance can is expected from Rohit Sharma from India and Hashim Amla for South Africa.

India can win this match and has the highest of odds favouring to them!

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