South Africa have begun their World Cup campaign in the most possible awful conceivable fashion, enduring three consecutive defeats on the trot. The ones to England and India were reasonable as the two squads are tournament favourites.
South Africa may keep running on thin ice but their mood in the ground doesn’t depict it. By the looks of it, that they are one more misfortune far from essentially having their World Cup campaign cut short seems to be an afterthought. At the Ageas Bowl on Sunday, in front of their challenge against the West Indies, South Africa looked in no way like a team to have begun with three losses. Rather, they stay sprightly, with players being spotted laughing in the hallway, followed by a light session of football.
It anyway doesn’t eradicate the way that South Africa are living on the edge. Basically out, they aren’t any longer reflective of a side which hasn’t lost an ODI series over the most recent a year. The batting remains concerning and there is no clearness about Lungi Ngidi’s fitness, despite the fact that he bowled in the nets. Against India’s Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, they looked clueless, while faring somewhat better against the pacers. That they got four Indian wickets and disturbed them openers early formed as a positive, yet there stay other aspects which need monitoring.
Their opponents, West Indies haven’t done not good enough for themselves, with their pacers, bundling Pakistan out for 105 and later shredding Australia’s top request to have them at 38 for 4. In any case, from that point they lost steam, indicating that West Indies, in spite brimming with promise, continue to seek the killer blow. Oshane Thomas has been a remarkable find, and Jason Holder once in a while baffles. It’s the likes of Carlos Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer, who need to improve upon their consistency, and hence it wasn’t surprising to see both receiving a hit-out in the nets on Sunday.
Here is today’s Dream11 pick for SA vs WI
Quinton de Kock (CAPTAIN), Shai Hope, Faf du Plessis, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas
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.
SA vs WI Predicted 11
SA: Jean-Paul Duminy, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis (c), Chris Morris, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi
WI: Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Oshane Thomas
Head to Head in World Cups:
SA won: 4
WI won: 2