In the first match of the ICC CWC 2019, the host team England is going to face South Africa on 30 May at the Oval stadium England. This World Cup is going to be an interesting World Cup because of its Round Robin format, in this format every team has to play against each other. In the first battle can the African men’s will be able to defeat the English men? or the English men will defeat South Africa.
CWC 2019 Match 1: SA vs ENG Live Streaming
The first match of the World Cup is going to be played between England and South Africa. This match is going to be held at The Oval Stadium on 30th May. The viewers in South Africa can watch the live streaming of the match on Sky Sports. On the other side Viewers in England can also watch live streaming on Sky sports.
CWC 2019 Match 1: SA vs. ENG Pre Match Analysis
As the first match of the World Cup is very important for every team considering these both teams neither one of them have won the single title of ICC CWC. However, both the teams have the capability to win the title but luck doesn’t favor both teams.
England team is quite favorable for the world this time because they are going to play in their own country and conditions they will have an extra edge on other teams because of they the pitch conditions very well as compared to the other teams. England was in the final of ICC CWC 1992 but unfortunately beaten by the team Pakistan in the captaincy of Imran Khan.
Taking the current squad of English team they are quite impressive from the last year and recently they are playing the series against Pakistan which is going to help them a lot in the preparations of ICC CWC 2019.
On the other side, the South African team also has not taken any title of ICC CWC, although they also have the capability to win the title luck doesn’t favor them too. But in this World Cup, they will be very destructive if they clicked the momentum at right which they got in the series against Pakistan. South Africa whitewashed the team Pakistan in the test series and was victorious in the ODI series by 3-2.
Seeing the current squad of South Africa they have a good batting line up and bowling line up also. They will be tested in the English conditions but if they clicked the momentum at right time they are going to be the toughest team of the World Cup.
Which Team is Favourite?
Till now we can say that England is going to be favorite but unfortunately Cricket is such a game in which the match can turn in anyone’s favor within the 3 to 4 over’s. But till now the England team is favorite because of an extra edge of knowing their own conditions.
South Africa Squad
Faf Duplessis (Captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton De Kock, Van der dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy (Subjected to fitness), Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Nagidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi.
The following are the players which will be selected probably for England’s World Cup campaign.
Eoin Morgan (Captain), Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Moin Ali, Sam Billings, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid
Comparing the squad of both teams, both teams are balanced enough it would be an interesting match.
CWC 2019 Match 1 ENG vs SA Time
Date: May 30, 2019
Match: England vs. South Africa, 1st Match
Venue: The Oval
Time: 2:30 PM EST / 9:30 AM GMT.