ICC World Cup 2019: Match 15, South Africa vs Windies – Statistical Preview

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 15, South Africa vs Windies – Statistical Preview

All the major stats and numbers to look out ahead of a must-win clash for South Africa.

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South Africa has been quite a mess in the ongoing World Cup 2019 as they are placed at No.9 among the ten sides as they lost all the three matches they played thus far. They will now face the Windies in search of their maiden win once again in Southampton. The two sides have not faced off since the 2016 Tri-Nation series in 2016. The Windies are in a better situation as they thumped Pakistan in their opening game before losing narrowly to Australia.

All the major stats and numbers to look out for ahead of a must-win clash for SA

0 – Number of times before the World Cup 2019 that the South Africans either lost three straight matches in an edition of World Cup or three successive games across two tournaments. They have lost all the three matches they played in this tournament and their losing streak in World Cup extends to four considering their semi-final loss in 2015.

2 – South Africa has been victors only twice in their last ten ODI matches in England. They have lost seven of them including five in the previous five matches while another game ended in a Tie. Windies also have won only two of their 14 ODI matches in England since the start of 2009.

3 – South Africa won each of their last three World Cup games against Windies. Their last defeat to the team from Caribbean in the CWC came in the 2003 tournament opener by three runs.

24.6Quinton de Kock’s average of 24.6 in ODIs against the Windies is his worst against any team in this format. De Kock scored only 123 runs five innings against them with the best score of 71.

49 – Ashley Nurse needs one more wicket to complete 50 wickets in ODI cricket. The off-spinner didn’t get a chance to bowl in the first matches against Pakistan while all the ten wickets in the second game against Australia were also claimed by the pacers only.

81.76 – Hashim Amla has a batting average of 81.76 in the ODIs against the Windies; the best for any player against an opponent in this format. (Min: 1000 runs) Amla scored 1063 against the Caribbean team in only 15 innings with help of five centuries and four half-centuries.

2991David Miller needs nine more runs for completing 3000 runs in the ODI cricket. Keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock (7988) needs 12 more runs for completing 8000 runs in International cricket.

7929 – Runs Hashim Amla has scored in his ODI career thus far. He needs 71 more runs in his next ODI innings to become the quickest to 8000 ODI runs. Amla has batted in 173 innings while the current record is on the name of Virat Kohli who needed 175 innings.