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Lacklustre South Africa face uphill task against the confident West Indies

  • South Africa suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of India in the previous game played at The Rose Bowl
  • West Indies also suffered defeat at the hands of Australia in the previous game played at Trent Bridge
  • Shai Hope and Jason Holder were star performers for West Indies in the previous game played against Australia

South Africa will get their campaign back on track with a win over the Windies.

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World Cup Cricket Match Betting Predictions – South Africa vs West Indies

South Africa will try again to end their losing start to the 2019 Cricket World Cup when they face West Indies at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. The match is scheduled for June 10 and the live action begins at 10:30 local time.

 

Team Review

South Africa

The side has struggled to produce a decent performance in this World Cup. South Africa is currently lying at the bottom of the league table after suffering three defeats on the trot. The side led by Faf du Plessis will need to show a lot of grit and determination in order to break their winless streak in the competition.

Beuran Hendricks, flown in as a replacement for the injured Dale Steyn, could slot straight into the South Africa line-up for the match against West Indies. With Steyn ruled out of the tournament and Lungi Ngidi also missing, Hendricks will form part of the pace attack and could replace second spinner Tabraiz Shamsi. Hashim Amla returned last time out, in place of Aiden Markram – if Markram and Shamsi both miss out this time, JP Duminy’s bowling responsibility will increase.

South Africa could not have made a worse start to this World Cup, suffering three defeats in a row and losing iconic paceman Dale Steyn in his final tournament. The Proteas were bowled out for 207 in reply to England’s 311/8 in the opening game and then fell short chasing against Bangladesh too – hitting 309/8 in reply to 330/6. Last time out, against India, they could only muster 227/9 batting first – a score which proved well below par as the Indians eased to a six-wicket win.

 

West Indies

Jason Holder-led unit put in a spirited performance against Australia at Trent Bridge. The side will be looking to make a strong comeback after suffering a narrow defeat against Australia in the previous game. Veteran opener Chris Gayle failed to capitalize on his good start in the previous game. He is a premier batsman for West Indies at the moment. He certainly needs to spend time at the crease and take the attack to the bowlers in the initial Powerplay overs of the innings.

Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, and Shimron Hetmyer will need to score runs for West Indies in this game. Wicket-keeper batsman Shai Hope has been a consistent performer for the side in white-ball cricket. He once again batted positively and added crucial partnerships with Nicholas Pooran to help West Indies take the game down to the wire. He scored 68 off 105 balls with the help of seven fours.

West Indies might make changes to their playing XI for the game against South Africa. Ashley Nurse might replace Carlos Brathwaite for this game. Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Russell, and Carlos Brathwaite picked up crucial wickets for the side against Australia.

Oshane Thomas and Jason Holder took seven wickets between them to lead West Indies to victory against Pakistan, while Andre Russell claimed 2-4 from three overs. After dismissing Pakistan for 105 in 21.4 overs, Chris Gayle’s half-century led them to a seven-wicket win. Last time out, West Indies restricted Australia to 79/5 but they ended up needing 289 to win – falling just short despite both Shai Hope and Jason Holder scoring half-centuries, as they finished on 273/9.

 

Probable Team Compositions

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir

West Indies

Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite.

World Cup Betting Tip

South Africa have made a bad start to this World Cup but there is no question they are capable of much better, and this game is a chance for them to prove it and get back on track. Expect South Africa to win the match.

Match Info

Tournament:

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Format:

one-day

Home Team:

South Africa

Away Team:

West Indies

Date:

Jun 10, 2019

Time:

09:30 GMT

Venue:

The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England

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