ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa vs Windies, Bristol – Match Preview, Where to Watch, Live Streaming, Weather Report, Pitch Condition, Prediction
With world’s cricket carnival beginning on May 30 in London, it’s the high time for teams to test their strength while looking at plugging the loopholes respectively. Meanwhile, South Africa vs Windies will be the fifth overall warm-up game on Sunday at the Bristol County Ground.
All the ten participating teams are featuring in the schedule ten warm-up games which had begun on May 24.
The warm-up fixtures will subsequently culminate on May 28.
Coming to the game, the Proteas had a terrific start by winning their first warm-up game convincingly by 87 against Sri Lanka at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on May 24 (Friday). Thus, they’ll be brimming with confidence.
On the other side, Jason Holder-led Caribbean team is known for springing a surprise. With Chris Gayle and Andre Russell in the fold, the two-time World Cup champions Windies isn’t going to make things easier for the Proteas.
Talking about both teams, the boards have shown faith in the young blood. It would be fascinating to see how the Windies bowling line-up will deliver against the Proteas.
With Kemar Roach at the helm, he will be equally supported by Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite and Ashley Nurse in particular.
Besides, Proteas are keen to see speedster Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir doing a bulk of the job.
It’s is pertinent to note that since it’s a warm-up game, all 15 players will get chance to feature in the day-long game.
Windies vs South Africa warm-up match: where to watch, live streaming, match prediction
The County Ground in Bristol will host the game.
When to watch:
The game will begin at 3:00 PM IST (9:30 AM GMT)
Where to watch, stream:
The viewers could watch the live telecast on the Star Sports network. Plus, the match will be available via streaming via Hotstar.
Meanwhile, the avid followers of the game could further stay updated here.
Here’s the squad of two teams:
Windies: Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wicket-keeper), Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Nicolas Pooran (wicket-keeper), Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse and Oshane Thomas.
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (C), Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Jean-Paul Duminy, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Dale Steyn, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen and Tabraiz Shamsi.
While considering the Bristol pitch, it would benefit the batters, but the bowlers could reap the rewards by bowling at the excellent channel.
Overall, the ball would come on bat pretty nicely which means bowlers have to be spot on.
With a maximum temperature of 17, the super Sunday could witness showers amid the game.
Meanwhile, the precipitation forecast is recorded at around 40 per cent.
Both teams are capable of doing wonders in their respective domains. However, Proteas is a good side on paper. Whereas, Windies have their match-winners too in the line-up.
Amid the tough choice, we feel South Africa will prevail in the end.
Overall, we could expect 290-plus on the board with the team winning the toss opting to bat first.
However, it is going to be an exciting battle amid the cricketing spectacle closing in for the ODI showpiece’s curtain-raiser in London.
Tahir Ibn Manzoor
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