ICC World Cup 2019: Match 14, South Africa vs Windies, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
Back in 2003, it was the last time when the Caribbean team got the better of the Proteas in a World Cup encounter.
Published - Jun 9, 2019 4:47 pm | Updated - Jun 9, 2019 4:56 pm
Windies made a stupendous start to the 2019 edition of the World Cup in England and Wales. The Jason Holder-captained team beat Pakistan by seven wickets but slumped to a 15-run defeat versus Australia at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Their next match is against South Africa on Monday, June 10 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The Proteas, on the other hand, has had a terrible time in the mega event.
They are placed ninth in the points table, having lost all their first three matches. Faf du Plessis’ men have been fighting with some injury concerns and they need to get back to winning ways. In the World Cup, the Windies and South Africa faced six times and the latter came out trumps as many as four times. However, back in 2003, it was the last time when the Caribbean team got the better of the Proteas.
Another day when there are chances of rain throughout the entire day. The clouds are expected to hover above the stadium for the entire match. The atmosphere will be nice and cool with the numbers between the 12 degrees Celsius and 16 degrees Celsius. The conditions will be overcast and bowlers are likely to get help. The humidity will be in the 70s and 80s during game time.
The pitch is expected to be good for batting. Due to the gloomy conditions, batting is likely to be a tad difficult in the beginning. Nevertheless, the strip is likely to ease out as the encounter progresses. And with chances of rain, the DLS Method may come in to come into play as well. Hence, for the time being, it’s safe to field first after winning the toss.
The Proteas may leave out Rassie van der Dussen, who has a groin injury. If he doesn’t play, Aiden Markram most probably will get into the eleven. There’s no update on Lungi Ngidi’s injury and he may have to warm the bench yet again. Concerns also remain over Hashim Amla’s poor run of form. Quinton de Kock failed in the last two matches after his half-century against England.
David Miller and JP Duminy have to shoulder responsibility as they are the experienced heads. With Dale Steyn and Ngidi not in the side, Kagiso Rabada’s role becomes that much more important. Andile Phehlukwayo is the all-rounder. The Proteas are likely to go in with two spinners yet another time.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (C), Aiden Markram/Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
The Caribbean team may not make alterations even after losing the last game. Evin Lewis floundered in the previous game and he’ll be keen to make amends. Chris Gayle needs to be a tad careful to start with while facing express pace. Shai Hope is required to carry forward his good form. The left-handers Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer have looked promising, but need to convert their starts.
Andre Russell has spit venom with the ball, but he is yet to show his brutal self with the bat in hand. Jason Holder brings a calming effect on the team. The onus will be on the fast bowling duo of Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas to get the early breakthroughs. Ashley Nurse is the lone spinner.
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (C), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell
Probable Top Performer
Quinton de Kock– South Africa | Chris Gayle – Windies
TV – Star Sports
Match Timings – 15:00 IST; 10:30 local
The prediction is for the Windies to win the match.