[videourl mediaid="aiMj7HcS" url="http://mum-videostream.s3.amazonaws.com/cricketcountry/2019/05MAY/29/END-SOUTH-AFRICA-PREVIEW.mp4"] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2019-ICC-Cricket-World-Cup-2">ICC Cricket World Cup 2019</a> kick starts on May 30 (Thursday) with hosts and favourites<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/England/">England</a> taking on heavyweights <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/South-Africa/">South Africa</a> at the Oval, London. Boasting a plethora of big-hitting white-ball specialists, England are the top-ranked team in the 50-over game and with their recent marauding form South Africa will have a tough time in the opener. <p></p> <p></p>England are even threatening to smash the 500-run barrier for the first time in an ODI innings, having set a new record total of 481 for six against Australia in Nottingham last year. And their attack now has an extra threat in recently qualified Barbados-born fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Jofra-Archer">Jofra Archer</a>. So embarrassing was England s first-round exit at the 2015 edition in Australia and New Zealand it prompted a major rethink of their attitude to the white-ball game. <p></p> <p></p>The transformation has been remarkable, with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Eoin-Morgan/">Eoin Morgan</a> s men climbing to the top of the one-day international rankings and twice setting a new record for the highest one-day international total, which now stands at 481 for six.