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IND vs SA Dream11 Grand League Team, Team News: ICC World Cup 2019 | 8th Match

By David

IND vs SA Dream11 8th Match Prediction | India vs South Africa ICC World Cup 2019

The Rose Bowl in Southampton will be playing the host for the 8th match of ICC World Cup 2019 which will be played between the two-time champions India and one of the semi-finalists of last year i.e. South Africa.

India’s World Cup campaign will kick-start from this match, whereas, the Proteas will be playing their third game of the tournament. The Proteas have lost both their games so far which has put them under immense pressure to register a win against India.

This would be India’s first assignment after their home series loss against Australia earlier this year. They would be eyeing to make a mark right from the word ‘go’ and taming South Africa would be the best way to kick-start their campaign. As far as the Proteas are concerned, it will be an uphill task for them to unsettle India especially after they suffered two back-to-back defeats.

Match Schedule

India vs South Africa

Venue: The Rose Bowl Southampton

Time: June 05, 03:00 PM

The conditions at the Rose Bowl in Southampton

It is generally a happy hunting ground for the batsmen as they relish the opportunity to bat here. However, the weather is forecasted to be cloudy for much time of the match which could result in some rain showers pouring down.

Venue Stats:

Highest Total: 373/3 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK, Highest Chased: 306/7 (49 Ov) by NZ vs ENG

Lowest Total: 65/10 (24 Ov) by USA vs AUS,  Lowest Defended: 251/7 (50 Ov) by ENG vs SL.

India vs South Africa Head to Head (ODIs):

Matches Played: 55

India won: 18

South Africa won: 34

Tied: 00

No result: 03

India vs South Africa News

  • The South African opener Hashim Amla who missed out the last game against Bangladesh after he was hit by a lethal bouncer from Jofra Archer, is expected to be fit for this game.
  • Paceman Lungi Ngidi will be missing this game due to a hamstring injury.
  • In a big blow, South African speedster Dale Steyn has been rule-out of the World Cup after failing to recover from his shoulder injury. Beurean Hendricks will fly to England as his replacement.
  • After scoring a brilliant ton in the warm-up match against Bangladesh batting at number 4, KL Rahul looks a definite choice to bat at number four.
  • Kedar Jadhav who did not feature in any warm-up match is fit to feature in the opener.

India vs South Africa Head to Head (In World Cup):

Matches Played:04

India won: 01

South Africa won: 03

Tied: 00

No result: 00

IND vs SA Squad:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav

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

IND vs SA Dream11 Grand League Teams:

#1: Batsmen making the most out of the conditions

The Rose Bowl in Southampton offers brilliant assistance to the batsmen, the last ODI played here saw 734 runs piled up in 100 overs. The teams we will be providing here would be based on the batting stats of either side.

  • The Indian skipper Virat Kohli scores everywhere around the world. He has an astonishing average of 66.78 against the Proteas which includes 6 fifties and 4 centuries.
  • The Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has amassed 790 runs against this opponent at an average of 52.66.
  • MS Dhoni’s recent form in White ball cricket has been really good. He has scored 4 unbeaten fifties from his last 8 ODI innings with his best score being 87* against Australia.
  • Faf du Plessis the Proteas skipper has accumulated 658 runs from 13 innings against this opponent and averages nearly 60. His last three scores against India are 133*, 36 and 120.
  • Quinton de Kock has the best conversion rate when it comes to India vs South Africa encounters. He has scored one fifty and 5 hundred against India.

  • Proteas opener Hashim Amla is doubtful for this match. What if he features in this game, here is how we fit him in our fantasy team.

#2: Weather conditions favoring the seamers

Cloud cover is expected for the whole day which will definitely aid the seam bowlers. The team we are providing here will focus on more of the seam bowling strength of both teams.

Key Players

India:

  • Virat Kohli
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

South Africa:

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Kagiso Rabada

David

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