ENG vs RSA ICC World Cup Match Prediction Today – Match 1, 2019

Today match Prediction of England vs South Africa Match cricket Prediction, Toss Prediction, Who will Win, Pitch Report, weather report etc of world Cup 2019.

England vs South Africa Match Prediction: Today Match Prediction

ENG vs RSA ICC World Cup Match Prediction Today - Match 1, 2019

ICC World Cup 2019, London: Ahead of the opening match at the Oval on Thursday, we take a look at all the statistics and numbers.

The World’s biggest cricket event is finally here! As we know the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will play in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14, 2019. Ten teams will fight for the sport’s most prestigious prize, with England and India will be the hot favorites to win this contest. England, the hosts and the number-one ranked ODI team, will kick off the proceedings against South Africa at on Thursday at Kennington Oval.

England Team Updates :

England will surely put four years of their planning on the line when they face South Africa in the opening match here at the Oval on Thursday.
England will look to forget their humiliating exit four years back and begin the World Cup on the bright note. Since their loss at 2015 world cup, the hosts have won 17 of their 22 ODI series with winning almost 15 out of their last 16 matches at home. Their only defeat at home was against India.
England’s transformation has been remarkable, with Eoin Morgan’s men climbing to the top of the rankings like ODI team and twice setting a record for the highest ODI total, which stands at 481 for six.
Batting has been the strong basis for England’s with Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Morgan, and the super player Jos Buttler among top six who can change the course of the match within no time.

South Africa Team Updates :

On the other hand, South Africa has been one of the favorites to win the world cup. They are one of the strongest team with a dynamic batting and bowling unit. A bit every time luck and fortune played a spoilsport. They have suffered plenty of World Cup heartaches in semi-finals with pressure being dominant on them.
In this tournament, South Africa are without their retired star batsman AB de Villiers but their top order includes Hashim Amla, Faf Du Plessis, Rabada and the talented Quinton de Kock.
South Africa has managed to win 16 of their last 21 ODIs while also winning the first warm-up match. South Africa is too much dependent and riding high on openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock. But the one big blow that South Africa faced ahead of their campaign was Dale Steyn’s injury. Due to the injury, he has ruled out of the first encounter against hosts England.

Weather Report:

The weather forecast for Thursday indicates dry but mostly cloudy conditions at Kennington Oval, London. These clouds are likely to spread over a little by the evening. There is a small chance of small rain showers in the late evening.
Humidity is likely to increase from a minimum of 65% to a maximum of 79% during the match. High humidity, winds, light, and low temperatures may lead to a wet outfield, especially during the second innings of the game.

Pitch Report:

The warm-up matches played at this venue were an example of how solid a pitch this is going to be for batting if the sun is out. The surface covered with grass which helps eventually seamers to bounce the ball and batting here is going to be a nightmare for the batsman.

England vs RSA toss prediction:

As there was a small chance for rainfall, the team who wins the toss may elect to chase the score.

England Team news :

Mark Wood has been declared fit enough for the first encounter. But if England team management decides to give him some rest, bowler Liam Plunkett is likely to join into the lineup.
Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes will be their all-rounders, with the strong batting line-up with the likes of Jason Roy, Joe Root, Bairstow, and Buttler.

England possible XI :

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer

RSA Team News:

It has confirmed that pacer Dale Steyn will not play against England, which means there’s an opportunity for the all-rounder, Chris Morris, to join the squad.

RSA possible XI :

Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi,.

Head to Head:

  • England vs South Africa:
  • Matches: 59
  • England won: 26
  • South Africa won: 29
  • Tied: 1
  • No result: 3

World Cup head to head:

  • England vs South Africa
  • Matches: 6
  • England won: 3
  • South Africa won: 3
  • Ties: 0
  • No result: 0

England vs South Africa match prediction:

It is evident from the statistics today match Prediction England vs South Africa has been quite a close affair, with the South Africans almost coming out on top on many occasions. But England will be looking to create a landmark by winning their first trophy at home, as they have backed as hot favorites for the tournament. South Africa too, will be hoping for a better display of performance in this World Cup as they have been the dangerous team at any level of cricket.

However, the hosts England have the benefit of playing in their home conditions. Besides they have a strong ODI record at this Kennington Oval ground and have even beaten South Africa here on the previous four clashes.
Although Proteas are a very dangerous team and can beat any team on their day, we are backing hosts England team to begin their World Cup campaign with a strong win against South Africa.

Today Match Prediction Winner: England

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