Home Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview - South Africa v West Indies: A do or die situation for South Africa

Match Preview – South Africa v West Indies: A do or die situation for South Africa

South Africa has dominated the West Indies in ODIs ever since they made a comeback in International cricket in 1991.

It’s a do or die situation for South Africa at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Having lost the previous three games, South Africa is on the brink of an early exit in the World Cup.

South Africa has dominated the West Indies in ODIs ever since they made a comeback in International cricket in 1991. A win against West Indies will boost the confidence of the team, but on current form, it doesn’t seem like to happen. The Proteas are awfully out of form in the current World Cup tournament.

Despite playing three matches, none of the players looked in the right touch. Some of them have shown their class in small patches, but that’s not helpful. They are not only having issues on-field but also facing matters off the field. With Dale Steyn out of the World Cup due to a shoulder injury and AB de Villiers controversy have rubbed the salt on their wounds.

- Advertisement - - article resumes -

West Indies, who lost their previous game Australia, seems to be in better form and position. Their batsman, especially the lower down need to apply some brain when chasing a target. You cannot throw away your wicket after hitting a boundary as Russell did in the last match.

Their bowling reminds us of their great past, accurate and on target always in the two matches. The fielding has let them down a bit in the previous game, which they can work upon. On current form, West Indies should win against South Africa. But cricket is a funny game, and you never know what will happen until the last ball is being bowled.

South Africa’s, biggest enemy in all these World Cup editions, Rain, is predicted for the day. South Africa has been knocked out of World Cup three times due to rain (1992, 2003 and 2015). As per weather forecast, there will be light rain during the day expected, which would mean Duckworth Lewis will be implemented.

Players to watch out for

Faf du Plessis, the captain, must lead from the front now. He can’t blame anyone if he doesn’t perform. He must ensure that the team leaves the controversies and the losses behind and take one match at a time.

Jason Holder, he is doing almost everything right so far for his team. Not only he has scored runs and taken wickets but also the way he led the group has helped the team to win matches and give tough fights to the oppositions. He has a very calm mind on and off the field, an essential quality for any captain who leads his team in the World Cup.

South Africa v West Indies in ODIs

Overall: Matches 61, South Africa Won 44, West Indies Won 15, Tied 1, No Result 1

World Cup: Matches 6, South Africa Won 4, West Indies Won 2

Recent Form (most recent first): South Africa L L L W W, West Indies  L W L L W

ICC Rankings: South Africa (3), West Indies (8)

Upcoming Records

Hashim Amla has scored 7,929 runs and needs 71 more to become the fourth South African player to reach the 8,000 runs milestone.

JP Duminy has scored 444 runs in World Cup and needs 56 more to become the ninth South African player to reach the 500 runs milestone in World Cup.


South Africa: Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Beuran Hendricks, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen.

West Indies – Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

The reportage of Aaj Tak journalist Anjana Om Kashyap and TV Bharatvarsh journalist Ajit Anjum raised concerns of how bullish and high-handed the media was being with unsuspecting doctors who were only doing their job.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Uttar Pradesh: Rampur Police shoots Nazil, accused of abducting, raping and killing a 6-year-old girl

Disturbingly, such incidents of sexual abuse against children have become rampant in India

Tausif Imran Khan repeatedly raped class X girl in Vadodara, took her to religious places to brainwash and convert her

19-year-old Tausif Imran Khan, a class XII student who lived in Manjalpur, has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for sexually exploiting a minor.
Evangelists going jobless

Evangelists left jobless after Modi government’s crackdown on foreign funds, Pentecostals in Kerala severely affected

Pastors are unable to repay their loans as they stopped receiving their monthly salary for their gospel work

When you don’t understand cricket, don’t tweet, else you’d sound like this journalist from The Print

Jyoti Malhotra, a journalist at the Print, which often peddles fake news, wore the hat of a cricketing expert during the India-Afghanistan World Cup match on Saturday.

Rahul Gandhi planning a nation-wide stir over ‘EVM hacking’, may boycott assembly polls: Report

Rahul Gandhi, the current President of the Congress party is planning to launch a non-cooperation movement against the PM Modi led Central government. 

Sidhu’s rant comes back to haunt: Posters in Ludhiana ask him to keep his promise of quitting politics if Rahul Gandhi loses Amethi

In one of the biggest overturns in this Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi had lost from his home turf to BJP' Smriti Irani by 55,120 votes

West Bengal violence: 3 BJP workers, including a 14 year old boy shot for chanting Jai Shree Ram, BJP slams Mamata

The political violence in the state of West Bengal continues unchecked as according to BJP, 3 workers have been shot by the police in Panchasayar in Bankura district for chanting Jai Shree Ram.

No Prakash Javadekar, ‘Jai Shree Ram’ is not an ‘Indian cheer’, it’s a manifestation of the Hindu faith. Don’t cheapen it

Unless the remainder of the interview to Times Now which is yet to be released gives a different picture of Javadekarr's answer, he came off as a defensive, confused man who couldn't stand by his or his party's faith.

Assam: Sidul Islam sends intimate photos with wife to in-laws, threatens to release on social media if dowry not given

Muslim man in Assam blackmails in-laws for dowry threating to release intimate photos with his own wife
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post