The rain has made headlines more than the matches in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. Four matches in the ongoing ODI showpiece has been washed out due to rain. Thus, the weather has played killjoy in four matches of the tournament. We bring you the Weather forecast for the match between South Africa and Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, both South Africa and Afghanistan will be desperate for the win. Both teams are yet to get a win under their belt and would like to get off the mark. South Africa had got a point in the previous match against West Indies which was called off due to rain.
Moreover, South Africa’s injury woes have continued to trouble them. Lungi Ngidi is uncertain for the match and southpaw seamer Beuran Hendricks can make the cut into the playing XI. South Africa has lost the three matches they have played and they need to turn the tables quickly. In fact, every match is a do or die affair for Faf du Plessis-led side and they need to pull up their game.
South Africa also needs to pull up the socks in the batting department as they have let themselves down with the bat. Their top order needs to find form and the likes of Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram will need to deliver the goods. Moreover, South Africa has been sloppy in the field and they had dropped sitters in the match against India. Hence, their fielders will need to back their bowlers.
On the other hand, Afghanistan needs to come up with a better performance with the bat. The batsmen are getting off to starts however they are not converting them into substantial scores.
Thus, it is crucial to make the most of the start. In fact, Afghanistan has not lived up to the expectations as they don’t have the experience of playing against big teams.