World Cup 2019, is initially getting interesting day by day, as it is entering towards its competitive phase. All the teams have played their campaign opener except the giants of World Cup i-e- India. Tomorrow they are going to play their campaign opener against South Africa who is seriously struggling with injuries and are hit badly by the poor form of their star batsman. Is South Africa lost this match, their chances for qualifying into the semifinals will become bleak. Looking forward to the confident team of India chances of another defeat in their 3rd match are quite high. Let’s see who wins and who opts for the last laugh in this match which is going to be played in Southampton. We are here to cover IND vs SA Dream11 Team, Preview and Fantasy team for the 8th Match of World Cup 2019.
South Africa vs India, Match 8
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
The pitch of this ground located in Southampton is quite the same as other grounds in England. The bowl is out to be swinging both the ways. If the day is quite sunny, then, in that case, the pitch will get drier and will start giving grip to the spinners that might turn out to be the game changer in this match. The team batting first will have an upper edge on this ground.
Highest Team Innings 373/3 England 2019 v Pakistan
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IND – 04
Virat Kohli has been cleared off his thumb injury and is fit to play for India’s opening match against South Africa in Southampton.
Kedar Jhadav was seen practising in the nets and might another good news who was recovering from his injury for India ahead of their clash against South Africa.
No other injury concerns as yet for India.
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will open the innings for India.
KL Rahul can get his way for the 1st match of the World Cup, looking forward to his performance in the warm-up match against Bangladesh.
Lungi Ngidi is set to miss the match against India due to hamstring injury caused against England.
Dale Steyn is still in doubt to play against India due to his shoulder injury.
South Africa will most likely to include Hashim Amla to increase depth in the batting line up. If he is fit to play as he got hit by a bouncer of Jofra Archer and was retired hurt in the match against England.
India: Dinesh Karthik (wk), MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav sub
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius
Probable Playing11 for IND vs SA Dream11 Team
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Raahul, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik,Hardik Pandya Shami Ahmed, Jaspreet Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Y Chahal/Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo/ Hashim Amla, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris/ Tabraiz Shamsi
Virat Kohli is currently rated as one of the best batsmen who have an average of 66 against South Africa. He has got 2 centuries in his last 5 innings against them. Virat Kohli will be a clean pick for this match.
Shikhar Dhawan has been awesome against South Africa with his willow. He has scored over an average of 52 when he finds proteas as his opposition. Although he didn’t perform well in warm-up matches in ICC tournament he is a consistent nomination with his bat.
The skipper of South Africa has a brilliant record against India and has got 1 50+ score against India as well as has scored 2 brilliant century. In last 2 matches for South Africa, he looked pretty consistent although he didn’t manage to win those games for South Africa. A good in form batsmen will be a dangerous player in this match.
Rabada has been the new find for South Africa who is extremely fast with the bowl. In the past year, he has turned out to be acid for the team. After giving a statement against Virat Kohli, he would like to torment the batting line up of India. Rabada will be an important player with the ball for your dream11 team.
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