World Cup 2019, South Africa vs Afghanistan: Match details, venue stats, key players and predicted XI
After beating Pakistan in the warm-up match, Afghanistan have not been too impressive in the league fixtures and have suffered three consecutive defeats. Meanwhile, the Proteas have also had a rough phase in this tournament as they remain winless so far.
Both the teams would be looking to open their World Cup 2019 account when they face-off in Cardiff tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, 15th June 2019
Time: 6:00 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
League: ICC World Cup 2019
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Avg 1st Innings score: 229
Avg 2nd Innings score: 213
Highest Total: 386/6 (50 Ov) by ENG vs BAN
Lowest Total: 136/10 (29.2 Ov) by SL vs NZ
Highest Chased: 304/6 (48.2 Ov) by PAK vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 169/10 (23.3 Ov) by ENG vs NZ
- Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the tournament following his injury, and Beuran Hendricks has replaced him in the squad.
- Aiden Markram might be given another chance at the number-3 spot.
- Mohammad Shahzad has been ruled out for the remaining of the tournament.
- 18-year-old Ikram Ali Khil has replaced him in the squad.
- Mujeeb ur Rahman might return to the playing XI.
Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks
Gulbadin Naib (c), Hamid Hassan, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Shahzad, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil.
- Quinton de Kock
- Faf du Plessis
- Kagiso Rabada
- Hazratullah Zazai
- Mohammad Nabi
- Rashid Khan
Probable playing XI
Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram , Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir
Ikram Ali Khil, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Ashgar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran