The cricket contest between both teams has always been noticed for their competitiveness in all batting, fielding and partnership building techniques. England vs South Africa contest is going to take place with the very first and opening match of the World Cup. Cricket World Cup 12th edition is just about to start at the end of May 2019, will be contested between the top 10 teams according to ICC ODI rankings.
ICC Tournament includes England, Australia, Pakistan, Indian, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and World Cup qualifier Afghanistan. The World Cup qualification is open to all team members of International Cricket Council, although highest-ranking teams receive automatic qualification.
The most interesting thing happened during ICC mega event when as ICC associate member Kenya qualified for the World Cup in 2003. Australia has most title wins with five, West Indies and India twice each, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won once.
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For more detail visit player profiles, ICC rankings, career stats, biography, Notable Performances & Records, international Test, ODI, T20, franchise T20 cricket stats, highest runs, five wickets haul, centuries and recent news. Click on each players name. England vs South Africa Team Squads
|England||Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Alex Hales*, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett|
|South Africa||Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Dwaine Pretorius, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi|
Team South Africa
SA has the best batting line with the opening star batsman Q de Kock wicket-keeper batsman who usually opens the batting for SA in all three formats of International Cricket. Along with Quinton de Kock SA has Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram as opening pair with de Kock. Faf du Plessis is known as one of the best batsmen SA have now after Jacques Kallis.
Du Plessis is best known for his aggressive ball striking and quick runs scoring in the middle overs especially once he is on the crease he loves to absorb pressure and build innings. Quinton de Kock have batting averages of 45.56 in ODI’s with his highest individual runs 178, however, van der Dussen and Markram have not played that much international cricket as for experienced de Kock.
Hashim Amla is another key for South Africa top-order batting line who usually opens innings for South Africa or comes 2nd wicket. SA top-order batting line is very competitive in the presence of Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock who have to give SA a solid opening start at various games and secured victory for SA as well.
Amla has scored his highest Test individual runs against England with 311* unbeaten at Oval Cricket Ground. SA is playing with JP Duminy as best batting and Chris Morris as a bowling all-rounder. Duminy is a classy left-hander with a full range of shots with cover drive, square cut, quick wrists, and athletic fielding.
South Africa has the best bowling side in the world with their five best bowlers in the world who are in 25 ICC Bowler Rankings. SA has the most economical bowling line in the World Cup right now which includes Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo and Kagiso Rabada who added real value in making SA fast bowling.
There are plenty of options for Team England in the top order, a middle-order batsman who has done well during the recent times and clinched victories for their team. Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, and Joe Denly as an opening batsman who can give flying start to score a big total. Although they have not done well so far against South African bowling. In top-order batting line England has informed batsman Joe Root and Eoin Morgan.
Both en route and build innings calmly and once set on crease than keep going with the pace especially Joe Root and. Joe Root is able to attune his game to the highest level by building his inning at sneaking runs. His patience and stubbornness at the crease made him backbone for England batting line.
Root batting averages of 35 approx with the striking rate of 86. He bats at one down are good especially in last twenty overs of the game as he takes time to settle on the crease and once he routes himself than keep maintaining his run rates. SA has a promising and consistent middle-order batting line with skipper Faf du Plessis and David Miller.
Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and David Willey have the hard-hitting ability and can go with the run rate of 6 or over 7 in middle overs, as all three have a 90+ strike rate. Moeen Ali batting averages are 26.44 with the strike rate of 104.47 and Ben Stokes batting averages are 36.42 with the strike rate of 94.65.
Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett and Adil Rashid. Chris Woakes has been good especially against the South African batting line as he took 4/38 in his 8 overs spell. Liam Plunkett has not been good against SA batting as he has a 5.25 economy rate and has taken 4 wickets.
Oval Ground Records
Kennington Oval Stadium will host the very first match of ICC World Cup 2019 between England and South Africa. According to Oval Cricket Ground fixture for 2019 World Cup, Oval will host an exciting contest between India and Australia on June 09, 2019 at the same time and a single warm-up match between India and New Zealand.
|Highest Total||398/5 (50 Ov) by NZ vs Eng|
|Lowest Total||103/10 (41 Ov) by Eng vs RSA|
|Highest Chased||322/3 (48.4 Ov) by SL vs IND|
|Lowest Defended||241/10 (49.4 Ov) by PAK vs Eng|
|Highest individual score||162-Jason Roy|
|Leading ODI Runs Scorer||573-Eoin Morgan|
|Highest Test Individual Runs||311*-Hashim Amla|
|Avg 1st in rating||247|
|Avg 2nd in rating||213|
World Cup Matches Results
England vs South Africa world cup match results are given below since from WC 1992 to onward.
|World Cup History||South Africa||England||Winner|
|World Cup 1992||236/4 (50 overs)||226/7 (40.5 overs)||England won by three wickets (Rain)|
|World Cup 1992||252/6 (45 overs)||232/6 (43 overs)||England won by 20 runs|
|World Cup 1996||230 all out (50 overs)||152 all out (44.3 overs)||South Africa won by 78 runs|
|World Cup 1999||225/7 (50 overs)||103 (41 overs)||South Africa won by 122 runs|
|World Cup 2003||—————————||—————————||—————————|
|World Cup 2007||154 (48 overs)||157/1 (19.2 overs)||South Africa won by nine wickets|
|World Cup 2011||171 (45.4 overs)||165 (47.4 overs)||England won by six runs|
|World Cup 2015||—————————||—————————||—————————|