Men in Blues (India) will be taking on the “The Proteas” (South Africa) in the eighth clash of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. This match will be played on 5th June at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. Both teams have faced each other several times in the mega event.
The Proteas have always been considered as “Chokers” for the ICC Cricket World Cup events. On the other hand, the Men in Blues have always shown their strength and potential and have been at the top of World Cup winners.
This World Cup will be played in round robin format, where each team will play all the other teams before the Semi-finals. India vs South Africa has always been an exciting contest to look forward to. It will be worth to watch, how the South Africa cricket team will react to the wrath of the Men in Blues.
CWC 2019 Match 8: India vs South Africa Live Online Streaming
The match number 8 between India and South Africa will take place on June 5 at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. This match will be live telecasted in India on various channels including star sports network and DD sports. Whereas, the viewers in South Africa can watch the match on Super Sports Network. Besides this, the viewers in both the counties can enjoy the live streaming on supersports.com, starsports.com and hos star mobile app.
Officially, Hotstar will provide CWC 2019 Live Streaming all over India and Bangladesh and Sonyliv in Pakistan. Here is the list of some other channels, available for live broadcasting in different countries.
CWC 2019 Match 8: India vs South Africa Pre Match Analysis
Till now, South Africa could not win any ICC organized event let alone Cricket World Cup. On the other hand, India has achieved this feat two times till now. In 1983, Kapil Dev led the Indian Cricket team to their first triumph ever in the ICC Cricket World Cups. The match was played at the Lords Cricket ground against the mighty West Indies. West Indies was led by the Clive Lloyd, where West Indies was defeated by 43 runs. Mohinder Amarnath was the man of the match where he took three vital wickets with an economy of just 1.71.
In 2011, The Men in Blues had won this prestigious event again. This time, Mahinder Singh Dhoni led the Indian Cricket team to the triumph. They achieved this feat against the Srilankan Cricket team at the Wankhede cricket stadium, Mumbai. MS Dhoni was the man of the match in the final due to his knock of 91 runs off 79 balls.
Indian Cricket team has been really up to the mark in the last few years before this year’s Cricket World Cup. The Indian Cricket team had got their place in the ICC Champions trophy 2017 final under the captain Virat Kohli. Unfortunately, luck did not favor them. Otherwise, they could be the winner of the ICC Champions trophy, 2017.
After this set back in the final, they have been in the right direction. They toured South Africa in 2018, where they defeated them comprehensively by 5-1 in their own backyard. Recently, India has also won against the New Zealand Cricket team by 4-1. Meanwhile, India had also won the last Asia Cup which was held in UAE. They beat their arch-rivals (Pakistan) two teams comprehensively in that event also.
On the other hand, South Africa has always been vulnerable, whenever they have got a chance to win the ICC Cricket World in the knock out stages. Either luck did not favor them (like in 1992 world cup semi-final) or they have not played well. They are not being considered as favorites to win the world cup this time but, there could be an outside chance if they clicked on the right time.
Their bowling department has always got an edge over their batting department. Their fiery bowling unit includes Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Nagidi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, and few youngsters.
The Proteas have got their top three set with the likes of Hashim Amla, Quinton De Kock, and Faf Duplessis. Their middle order has been fragile in recent times, after the retirement of AB Devilliers and Duminy not being in the team, they have not got their middle order in the right shape. Players like Heinrich Klaasen and Andile Phehlukwayo have really worked out for their middle order problem.
South Africa Cricket team has options like Chris Morris and David Miller to be used as a late order hitter in order to improve their run rate in the latter part of their innings. South Africa has always been a giant in the Cricketing world but they have not got their chance to play the world cup final till now.
Who is Favorite in this Match?
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India probable Squad
The Following players will make it to the final squad of India hopefully for their World Cup campaign.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu/Cheteshwar pujara/Shreyas Iyer/Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vjay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Muhammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja
South Africa probable Squad
The following are the players which will be selected probably for South Africa’s World Cup campaign.
Faf Duplesis (Captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton De Kock, Van der dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy (Subjected to fitness), Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Nagidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
If we look at the current form of both the teams, India are the clear favorites to win this clash against South Africa. Recently, India has defeated South Africa in a few bilateral series also. India has a compact and consistent batting unit. Their batsmen have been giving performances since the last World Cup held in 2015.
India’s Batting unit has shown that they have the ability to chase any big target. On the other side, critics have shown their concern over Amla’s slow but steady approach of developing an inning. South Africa has problems in their middle order, they need to sort out their middle order in order to win this world cup.
India has not got their reliable number four in the batting order, critics are discussing few players such as Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, and Ambati Rayudu. If we look at the uncertainty of batting order, South Africa has got more batting issues than India.
If we compare the bowling units of both the teams, then South Africa and India have got fairly balanced pacers and spinners. Fans are hoping to get an exciting contest to watch between these two giants.
South Africa Vs India Match Timing
Date: June 5, 2019
Match: South Africa vs India, 8th Match
Time: 3:00 PM IST / 10:00 AM GMT
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