ICC World Cup 2019: Match 8, South Africa vs India – Statistical Preview

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 8, South Africa vs India – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of India’s first game of the World Cup 2019.

Faf du Plessis & Aiden Markram
Faf du Plessis & Aiden Markram. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

India’s campaign in the World Cup 2019 will begin on the 7th day of the tournament as they face South Africa who already played two matches. The South Africans lost both the matches they played, the first such instance for them in a Cricket World Cup. They conceded 300+ in both games and fell short of the target in the chase. The Proteas could have a tough time against India who has got enough preparation time. They suffered a big loss on a green track against Blackcaps but bounced back against Bangladesh in the warm-ups.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of India’s first game of the World Cup 2019

1 – India’s 130-run win against South Africa in the 2015 World Cup was their maiden World Cup win over South Africa. India faced off the Proteas in 1992, 1999 and 2011 editions and lost in all of those while defending a target.


3 – India lost each of their previous three matches in the ODI format. Only once since the start of 2007 that India has been defeated in four or more straight ODI matches. They lost five in a row during 2015/16 season including four in succession during the ODI series in Australia.


5 – India won all their previous five meetings with South Africa in the ICC events. India defeated the Saffers twice in WT20s (2012, 2014), twice in CT (2013, 2017) and once in CWC (2015).


28 – South Africa is the only opponent against which Rohit Sharma has a batting average under 35 in ODIs. (Min: 5 innings) He scored 644 runs in 23 ODI innings against Saffers with help of two tons and two half-centuries.


64.5 – Quinton de Kock’s ODI average against India of 64.5 is his 2nd best against any team. De Kock amassed 774 runs against Indians in 12 ODI innings as he struck five tons and a fifty.


66.78Virat Kohli’s batting average in India-South Africa ODI matches is the best for any player who scored over 100 runs. Kohli scored 1269 runs against the South Africans in only 24 ODI innings with four centuries and six half-centuries.


2960 – David Miller needs 40 more runs to complete 3000 runs in ODI cricket having score 2960 thus far.


7923 – Runs Hashim Amla has scored in his ODI career thus far. He needs 77 more runs in the next two innings to become the quickest to 8000 ODI runs. Another opener Quinton de Kock (7978) needs 22 more runs for completing 8000 runs in International cricket.


8980 – Shikhar Dhawan has scored 8980 runs in his International career; all while opening the innings. Dhawan needs 20 more runs to become the 5th Indian to aggregate 9000 International runs as an opener. His opening partner Rohit Sharma (7974) needs 26 more runs to score 8000 International runs as an opener for India.


11926 – The Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma needs 74 more runs to become the 9th Indian to score 12000 runs in International cricket. Rohit needs to hit one more four to become the 8th Indian to with 700 fours in ODIs having his 699 thus far.