India finally begin their journey in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on day seven of the CWC 2019. India begin their campaign by taking on South Africa at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton in match eight of the ICC CWC 2019. The South Africa team is wounded by two back to back defeats at the hands of England and Bangladesh. Faf du Plessis, the South African skipper, has another headache to deal with: injury to his bowlers. As far as the Virat Kohli led side is concerned, the Men in Blue will look to amend the 3-1 head to head record between both the teams in the World Cups. The toss is scheduled to take place at 2.30 PM (IST). South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first. South Africa vs India Cricket Score 8th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
The good news for India is that Kedar Jadhav is fit to play the match, providing the much needed balance in the middle order. India will rely on their bowling line-up, arguably the best ever in these conditions. All eyes will be on Jasprit Bumrah. The opening partnership and batting line-up depends on Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Hardik Pandya will be key towards the end, just like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Virat Kohli is expected to play the role of an anchor. Live Cricket Streaming of India vs South Africa Match on Hotstar, DD Sports and Star Sports: Watch Free Telecast and Live Score of IND vs SA ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ODI Clash on TV and Online.
As for South Africa, the team is plagued by injuries and the initial defeats in the tournament. The Faf du Plessis led side is without the services of Dale Steyn, who has been ruled out of the World Cup due to his injury. Lungi Ngidi also head to abandon the field. The South Africa batting depends largely on Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla and JP Duminy. The Proteas need Kagiso Rabada to fire with the ball, especially after his verbal salvo at Virat Kohli. Imran Tahir will be the key to getting success for South Africa against India at Southampton. 'Virat Kohli a Phenomenal Player But Can't Take The Abuse' Says South African Pacer Kagiso Rabada Ahead of India vs South Africa Match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
South Africa Playing XI: Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi.