England vs South Africa - Stats Preview : (ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 1): England vs South Africa – Stats Preview 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 1): England vs South Africa – Stats Preview
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The 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will begin on Thursday (30th May). England and Wales are hosting this entire 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup. In the first game of this tournament, the host side England will face South Africa at The Oval (London).

Both the teams are looking for a good start in this tournament. While both of these sides haven’t won a Cricket World Cup trophy yet, these teams are desperate to end this frustrating wait in this edition.

Ahead of this tournament opener, let’s look at some vital stats preview of this match.

Venue stats (The Oval, London)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall England South Africa
Highest total 398/5 (50 overs) by New Zealand against England on 12th June 2015 365/9 (50 overs) against New Zealand on 12th June 2015 299/6 (50 overs) against Sri Lanka on 3rd June 2017
Lowest completed total 103 (41 overs) against South Africa on 22nd May 1999 103 (41 overs) against South Africa on 22nd May 1999 170 (42.4 overs) against England on 29th August 2008
Highest score 176* by Evin Lewis (West Indies) against England on 27th September 2017 162 by Jason Roy against Sri Lanka on 29th June 2016 107 by Jacques Kallis against England on 28th June 2003
Best bowling 6/42 by Umar Gul (Pakistan) against England on 17th September 2010 5/26 by Ronnie Irani against India on 9th July 2002 4/17 by Alan Donald against England on 22nd May 1999

 

Venue’s history in first and second batting in ODIs

Overall

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 65 26 39
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 233.91 (4.94) 249.66 (4.98) 217.68 (4.88)

In last 10 completed ODIs

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 10 4 6
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 272.60 (6.25) 297.40 (6.29) 247.80 (6.20)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, incomplete innings have been excluded)

 

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at this venue

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
England 47 28 17 0/2
South Africa 9 3 6 0/0

 

England vs South Africa

Stats Total ODIs England Won South Africa Won Tied/No Result
Overall 59 26 29 1/3
In England 25 15 8 0/2
At The Oval (London) 6 4 2 0/0
In the World Cup 6 3 3 0/0
In last 10 ODIs 10 5 5 0/0

 

Players’ stats

England cricketers’ stats

i) Eoin Morgan will play his 200th ODI for England. He will be the first England cricketer to play 200 ODIs.

England, South Africa, stats preview, Cricket World Cup
Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: Google)

ii) Eoin Morgan (6,977 runs) is 23 runs away to complete his 7,000 ODI runs. He has scored 6,233 ODI runs for England, and 744 ODI runs for Ireland.

iii) Jason Roy (2,938 runs) needs to score 62 more runs to complete his 3,000 ODI runs. While he has scored all these runs as an opener, he will be the sixth English opening batsman to score 3,000 or more ODI runs.

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Jason Roy (Image Credit: Google)

South African cricketers’ stats

i) Hashim Amla (7,910 runs) is 90 runs away to complete his 8,000 ODI runs. He will be the fourth South African batsman to score 8,000 or more ODI runs.

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Hashim Amla (Image Credit: Getty Images)

ii) The middle-order batsman David Miller (2,922 runs) needs to score 78 more runs to complete his 3,000 ODI runs.

David Miller (Image Credit: Google)

iii) The right-arm pacer Dale Steyn (196 wickets) is four wickets away to complete his 200 ODI wickets. He will be the fifth South African bowler to take 200 or more ODI wickets.

Dale Styen (Image Credit: Getty Images)

iv) Imran Tahir (29 wickets) is two wickets away from the second most wicket-taker as a South African bowler in Cricket World Cup history. The top two bowlers in this list are Allan Donald (38 wickets) and Dale Steyn (31 wickets).

Imran Tahir (Image Credit: Getty Images)

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