The most awaited tournament for every cricket fan is going to begin in a few days and the reverse countdown has begun. It will be hard for a fan to miss watching any of the matches. Here is the match preview of the first match of the World Cup 2019 that will be played between England and South Africa.
Match- England vs South Africa, Match 1 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Venue- Kennington Oval, London
Date- May 30, 2019
Time- 03:00 pm IST
Predicted Squad for England
Eoin Morgan, Adil Rashid, Jos Butler, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Mark Wood
Predicted Squad for South Africa
Jean-Paul Duminy, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
- There is no doubt in the fact that there will be immense pressure for this game on both the teams. They would like to start the tournament on a winning note. So, winning this game will largely depend upon the way in which players of both the teams handle this pressure.
- As per the current ICC ODI Team rankings, England is at the 1st position while team South Africa is at the 3rd position. This hints at the fact that team England is better at this game currently.
- The average score for the ground is around 250. However, in the past, in a match between the same opponents, the score was only 103. Therefore, the game will be an interesting one to watch.
- The home ground advantage for team England gives them a stronger position increasing their chances of winning this game as compared to the visitors. They will be coming with the best batting unit at the current time, while South Africa will come without probably their best batsman ever ABD.