After a dismal start to the ICC World Cup 2019 campaign, South Africa will be eyeing their first win of the tournament when they face Windies, who have had a start-stop beginning to their competition on June 10 (Monday) at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Windies aim to secure second win
Windies will look to rise up after their narrow defeat to Australia at Trent Bridge, a game they would have felt was under their control for the most part of the day. While the aggressive opening burst from the fast bowlers in the first two matches reminded us of the old days, failure to consolidate on the start and poor shot selection by the batsmen in the run-chase, hurt them dearly against Australia.
Meanwhile, with Dale Steyn ruled out and Lungi Ngidi injured, and a wobbly batting line-up has put South Africa’s chances in jeopardy. Although there will be a lot to take from their six-wicket loss to India, but it is their batting unit who need to buckle up against Windies at Southampton.
Date and Venue: June 10 (Monday), 3:00 PM IST, at Rose Bowl Southampton
An exciting clash is on the cards for the fans when Windies meet South Africa at South Africa. So far, both teams have played against each other six times with the Proteas leading by a 4-2 margin. However, these records won’t have any bearing as both the sides have come a long way since then.
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Coming into this game, South Africa will be in a spot of bother with Lungi Ngidi yet to regain fitness. Thus, Kagiso Rabada will single-handedly have to shoulder the responsibilities of tackling a fierce Windies batting line-up. Although he has time and again proved that he is a big match player but considering their performance as a unit, Windies holds a slight advantage to take the game away, thus, handing the Proteas’ their fourth defeat in a row.