Match abandoned due to rain
South Africa have started their ICC World Cup battle in the most likely terrible conceivable style, suffering 3 back-to-back failures on the trot. The ones to England and India were logical as the two teams are tournament favorites.
South Africa may keep moving on light iceberg but their spirit in the earth doesn’t draw it. By the glimpses of it, that they are one more setback far from actually having their World Cup battle cut short looks to be an afterthought. At the Ageas Bowl on Sunday, in front of their test versus the West Indies, South Africa observed in no way like a side to have begun with 3 failures. Rather, they stay energetic, with players being found giggling in the corridor, followed by a light assembly of football.
It anyway doesn’t abolish the way that South Africa is being on the edge. Essentially out, they aren’t any longer reflective of a team which hasn’t suffered one-day series over the most recent a year. The batting persists concerning and there is no clarity regarding Lungi Ngidi’s fitness, notwithstanding the fact that he bowled in the nets. Against India’s Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, they seemed clueless, while proving somewhat useful versus the pacers. That they got 4 Indian wickets and troubled them openers shortly formed as a positive, yet there stay other aspects which need monitoring.
Their competitors, West Indies haven’t done good enough for themselves, with their fast bowlers, bundling Pakistan out for just 105 and later destroying Australia’s top request to have them at 38 for 4. In any case, from that point they lost steam, showing that West Indies, in spite brimming with commitment, remain to attempt the killer blow. Oshane Thomas has been an extraordinary find, and Jason Holder already in a while baffles. It’s the likes of Carlos Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer, who require to change upon their compatibility, and hence it wasn’t unexpected to see both getting a hit-out in the nets on Sunday.
Possible 11 for SA:
Jean-Paul Duminy, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis (c), Chris Morris, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi
Possible 11 for WI:
Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Oshane Thomas
Head to Head in World Cups:
SA won: 4
WI won: 2