ICC World Cup 2019: Match 15, South Africa vs Windies: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 15, South Africa vs Windies: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Hashim Amla looked in good touch against the Windies in the washed out warm-up game.

Andile Phehlukwayo
Andile Phehlukwayo. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

South Africa’s World Cup 2019 campaign is already in doldrums as they’ve lost their first three matches. They cannot afford further blips even as things won’t be easy for them. Their next challenge is the Windies who are just bouncing out the opposition batsmen at the moment. They did it successfully against Pakistan to skittle them for just 105 and also had Australia reeling at 79/5 before losing control of the game.

The Proteas have been hamstrung with injury issues and the latest to join the list is Rassie van der Dussen who strained his groin muscle against India. He didn’t come back after leaving the field midway through the innings. If he is not fit, Aiden Markram will be included in the playing XI. Lungi Ngidi might also play if he is fit. The Caribbeans though are unlikely to make any changes. However, there might be a temptation to go in with an extra pacer ahead of Ashley Nurse.

Match Details

The 15th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between South Africa and Windies at The Rose Bowl in Southampton

The match starts at 10:30 am local time (09:30 am GMT) (3:00 pm IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

The weather has been highly unpredictable in the United Kingdom. Even for this game, the forecast is not so encouraging with rain set to delay the start. A thunderstorm is expected just before the start of the match and even in the afternoon, there might be a 50% chance of rain. Having said that, the forecast might change later in the day which has been the case in most of the matches. The temperature is likely to hover around 13-15 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.


Pitch Report

The 300-run mark is yet to be breached in the three matches played at the venue in the World Cup including the warm-ups. The surface for India-South Africa game was a tough one for the batsmen and even 228-run chase turned out to be tough. If a similar kind of pitch will be on offer, the pacers from both the teams will cherish bowling on it.

Average first innings score: 254 (Last three One-Day matches at the venue including the World Cup warm-ups)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 1

Probable Playing XIs

South Africa

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.

Bench – Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram/Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks.

Windies

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell.

Bench – Shannon Gabriel, Oshane Thomas, Darren Bravo, Fabian Allen.

Team News:

Rassie van der Dussen strained his groin muscle during the match against India and will be assessed ahead of this encounter. He will most likely play.

Lungi Ngidi is expected to get fit for this game. But there is no update regarding his injury.


Power Picks:

Faf du Plessis in ODIs in 2019:

Innings: 12

Runs: 532

Average: 59.11

100s: 1

50s: 4

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Chris Gayle.

Vice-Captain Options: Quinton de Kock, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keepers – Quinton de Kock, Shai Hope (VC)

Batsmen – Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer

All-Rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Jason Holder

Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keepers – Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran (VC), Shai Hope

Batsmen – Hashim Amla (C), David Miller, Chris Gayle

All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Jason Holder

Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell.

 


Expert Advice:

Hashim Amla looked in good touch against the Windies in the washed out warm-up game. He is yet to score big in the tournament and is a good option for the captain in grand leagues.

Probable Winners:

Windies hold the edge over South Africa on current form but the Proteas can also fight back.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.