Opener For India
Match No. 8, India vs South Africa, the first match of India in the Cricket World Cup, 2019. This is the tournament opener for India. Are 11 specials going to catch the eyeballs of the fans? Well, time will tell all about it. In any case, both the teams are sure to step on the land of Rose Bowl Cricket Ground with high hopes.
Win Is Wanted
Both the teams are equally strong however men in blue have the benefit of confidence as South Africa has lost both of their matches in the World Cup. The odds appear to be in the favor of India. Few news have rocked the South African side like the ruling out of Dale Steyn from the World Cup and also losing pacer Lungi Ngidi. Yet the side is so strong and can present a big challenge to men in blue. Both the teams are aware of the strength of each other. The practice has been going on for a long time for this clash. Team blue wants a fire-like start in this tournament while South Africa would want to get their game back on track.
Teams In The Clash, India vs South Africa
If we talk about teams, both the teams appear well-balanced. For blue side, there is a good balance of batting and bowling force with batsmen like Virat and Rohit and Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar in the bowling attack. South Africa has got a similar kind of force with Rabada backing up bowling and Kock, Amla and Faf standing tall in the batting order. The match between India and South Africa is always one of a kind with lots of highs and lows for both the teams within just 100 overs.
Comparing players, it could be said that India is the favorite here. But cricket matches are known for turnarounds and blasts, so saying anything beforehand would not be right.
Classic India vs South Africa
Fans are going to play a huge role in the game for India as motivation is an important part of the game. The team has got a huge backup in terms of fans. In the match today you’re sure to hear the chanting Virat, Viraaat or Dhoni, Dhoneee. Big hitters are there and so are big-twisters. The cricket history of India and South Africa is hidden to none. Both the teams have got emotions attached to the sport of cricket. This game promises to be a classic one.