ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 21): Afghanistan vs South Africa – Stats Preview – Sportzwiki

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 21): Afghanistan vs South Africa – Stats Preview 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 21): Afghanistan vs South Africa – Stats Preview
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Afghanistan and South Africa will meet for the first time in ODI history on Saturday (15th June) when they will face each other in the match 21 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Sophia Gardens (Cardiff).

Afghanistan has played three matches in this tournament and lost all of those matches. Meanwhile, South Africa has played four matches in this tournament where they lost thrice and the other one had no result.

Ahead of this day/night match between Afghanistan and South Africa, let’s look at some crucial stats preview of this match.

Venue stats (Sophia Gardens, Cardiff)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall Afghanistan South Africa
Highest total 386/6 (50 overs) by England against Bangladesh on 8th June 2019 152 (32.4 overs) against Sri Lanka on 4th June 2019 305 (50 overs) against India on 6th June 2013
Lowest completed total 136 (29.2 overs) by Sri Lanka against New Zealand on 1st June 2019
Highest score 153 by Jason Roy (England) against Bangladesh on 8th June 2019 43 by Najibullah Zadran against Sri Lanka on 4th June 2019

 

93* by Hashim Amla against Zimbabwe on 5th July 2003
Best bowling 4/28 by Ravindra Jadeja (India) against England on 27th August 2014 4/30 by Mohammad Nabi against Sri Lanka on 4th June 2019 3/47 by Jacques Kallis against Zimbabwe on 5th July 2003

 

Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting

Overall
Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 23 8 15
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 233.40 (5.39) 245.88 (5.34) 220.42 (5.46)
In last 10 completed ODIs
Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 10 5 5
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 251.75 (5.75) 271.30 (5.83) 232.20 (5.66)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, only incomplete innings have been excluded. Included all the completed innings and target reached)

(Special Note: Overall – In addition, one more ODI had the tie result at this venue)

 

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at Sophia Gardens (Cardiff)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
Afghanistan 1 0 1 0/0
South Africa 5 1 1 1/2

 

Afghanistan vs South Africa

Stats Total ODIs Afghanistan Won South Africa Won Tied/No Result
Overall -/-
At neutral venues -/-
In England -/-
At Sophia Gardens (Cardiff) -/-
In the World Cup -/-
In last 10 ODIs -/-

 

Players’ stats

Afghanistan

i) Samiullah Shinwari (45 wickets) is five more wickets away to complete his 50 ODI wickets. After Mohammad Nabi (2,619 ODI runs and 122 ODI wickets), Shinwari will be the second Afghanistan cricketer to score 1,000+ runs and also to take 50 wickets in ODI career. Shinwari has also scored 1,737 ODI runs.

Afghanistan, South Africa, Stats Preview
Shamiullah Shinwari (Image Credit: Google)

ii) Dawlat Zadran (148 wickets) is two wickets away to complete his 150 international wickets. He will be the first Afghanistan pacer and third Afghanistan bowler to take 150 or more international wickets.

Dawlat Zadran (Image Credit: Getty Images)

iii) Mohammad Nabi (195 wickets) needs to take five more wickets to complete his 200 international wickets. After Rashid Khan, Nabi will be the second Afghanistan bowler to take 200 international wickets.

Afghanistan, South Africa, Stats Preview
Mohammad Nabi (Image Credit: Getty Images)

 

South Africa

i) Hashim Amla (7,935 runs) has to score 65 more runs to complete his 8,000 ODI runs. He will be the fourth Proteas batsmen to score 8,000 or more ODI runs. The top three in this list are Jacques Kallis (11,550 runs), AB de Villiers (9,427 runs) and Herschelle Gibbs (8,094 runs).

Afghanistan, South Africa, Stats Preview
Hashim Amla (Image Credit: Google)

ii) David Miller (2,991 runs) is nine runs away to complete his 3,000 ODI runs.

David Miller (Image Credit: Google)

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