ENG vs SA, Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 1: Likely XIs, head to head, predictions and match updates

Match 1 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between England and South Africa at the Oval, London on Thursday. 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 Jofra Archer. 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.

South Africa have been dealt with a major blow with Dale Steyn unavailable for the opener and have largely flown under the radar to the build up to the mega event, largely owing to the lack of form of Hashim Amla and inexperienced top-order. but in Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabadaand seam-bowling allrounders, the Proteas will most definitely pack a punch

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ENG vs SA Likely 11

England: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett and Jofra Archer

South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir and Lungi Ngidi

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Head to Head

Played: 59

England wins: 26

South Africa wins: 29

No-Results: 3

Ties: 1

Head to Head in World Cups:

Played: 6

England wins: 3

South Africa wins: 3

No-Results: 0

Ties: 0

Here is today’s Dream11 pick for ENG vs SA

My Dream XI Team

1.Jonny Bairstow, 2.Jos Buttler (VICE CAPTAIN), 3. Quinton de Kock, 4. Joe Root, 5. Faf du Plessis, 6. Hashim Amla (CAPTAIN), 7. Moeen Ali, 8. Andile Phehlukwayo, 9. Liam Plunkett, 10. Jofra Archer, 11. Imran Tahir

ENG vs SA squads

ENGLAND:Eoin MorganJason RoyJoe RootBen StokesMoeen AliChris WoakesTom CurranJonathan BairstowJos ButtlerLiam PlunkettAdil RashidMark WoodJofra ArcherLiam Dawson

SOUTH AFRICA: Faf du PlessisDavid MillerAiden MarkramHashim AmlaRassie van der DussenJP DuminyAndy PhehlukwayoDwaine PretoriusChris MorrisQuinton de KockKagiso RabadaLungi NgidiImran TahirDale SteynTabraiz Shamsi

The match starts at 3:00 PM IST. The game will be live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

 

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