The long awaited Cricket World Cup 2019, cricket tournament is in full swing and cricket teams are doing their best at the cricket fields. Now, for the fifteenth match of the ICC World Cup 2019, one would get to see two heavyweight teams fighting each other at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton on 10th June.
Today’s match between South Africa vs West Indies is going to be very exciting. You can watch the match live from 3.00 PM onward (IST).
Today’s Match Prediction
A grappling South African side would need to fight it out with West Indies as they look forward to document their first victory in the tournament; whereas their opponents dreams to improve their record in the league standings at the grand cricket tournament of the world.
After facing three consecutive defeats and a below par show, the Proteas desperately needs to win today’s match at any cost. They need to win in order to book its berth in the semi-finals. On the other hand, West Indies, has forced everyone to turn their attention towards with their fierce fast bowling. If the aggressive bowling of the Windies continues in today’s match also, it can be a thing of concern for the Proteas.
Which Side Have Advantage?
1. In 61 head-to-head matches against each other in ODIs, South Africa has a strong advantage as they have trumped West Indies 44 times. Meanwhile, West Indies also have 15 victories against South Africa in their ODI history.
2. South Africa and West Indies have faced other six times in the World Cup. The Proteas have come out on top in 4 of those meetings till date. Their last encounter in a World Cup was in 2015; where South Africa defeated West Indies and recorded a massive 257-run win.
3. Imran Tahir would be the one to watch out for as he has taken 26 wickets in eight ODIs against the West Indies. He even recorded his career-best figures of seven for 45 against the Windies in 2016.
The present form of the West Indies could signal that the Proteas might need to wait for their first win. However, no one can tell as the game can change at any point of time.