South Africa is facing all sort of trouble in terms of their winning form and bowling point of view. Two-star bowlers named Nigdi and Steyn are already injured.
Amla will be back to the side after a costly rest he took against Bangladesh.
De cock or Captain Faf du Plessis has to play a big anchor inning till the end to chase down the targets.
The most interesting part is Faf has won both the toss in two lost matches & elected to field first in hope of some early swing or seam movement from pitch but their bowlers failed on both the occasions & blow up 300+ score in both the matches.
South Africa looks different side when they bat first and India knows that very well. India is good chasing team but their record against Africa is not so good.
India will be a bit nervous as they are playing their first World Cup match especially Bumrah, bhuvaneshwar, Kuldeep, Chahal, Hardik, Rahul, & Shankar.
it seems to a do or dies match for Africa after their lost against Bangladesh. India will be very friendly to Southampton conditions s they are practicing their from last one week while south Africa is traveling from the oval to Southampton.
Key Players for fantasy teams: Kohli, Dhawan, Faf Du Plessis, De cock, Chahal & Kuldeep Yadav
c: Sharma b: Bumrah
c: Kohli b: Bumrah
st: Dhoni b: Chahal
c: Kohli b: Kumar
c: Jadhav b: Kumar
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HEAD TO HEAD: 83 matches
- South Africa has beaten India so far 46 times in ODI matches.
- India is only able to beat South Africa in 34 matches
PITCH & CONDITIONS
There have been 11 ODI matches since 2010 at Southampton (RBS). The will now examine some more details from the matches.
The average first innings score at Southampton (RBS) is 309 in matches where the full 50 overs were available. Over 300 has scored 5 times in ODIs here since 2010. 373, 288 and 330 were the last 3 first innings scores here.
44% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. Batsmen at Southampton (RBS) strike at 95.7 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 94.8 against spin.
The team batting first won the last 7 out the last 11 completed matches played at Southampton (RBS).
Will win the Toss
Will win the Match