Ground Report| Samkit Jain
Well the wait is finally over for the mega carnival cricket i.e world cup 2019 .Few hours before the world cup opening match between England and south africa we’ll see which team is favourite to win, is it the hot favourites of everyone the Englishmen or the very formidable south Africans.
Clearly as we have seen the brand of cricket, that england is playing after their early exit from the 2015 world cup, they are hot favourites but there are certain things, which they have to address, that is batting woes.
When the pitch has something in for the bowlers like we have seen in lords vs South Africa or latest seen against West Indies. Roy and Bairstow are arguably the most destructive opening pair will be hard to stop.
Talking about South Africa they probably has the best quick ball bowlers in the world cup and with Imran Tahir’s experience this team is not very easy to beat. In the batting department after the sudden exit of AB Devillers they look sluggish few times but the experience of Amla and Duplessis and all-round action of Morris they have very good batting lineup.
Talking about head to head in world cup it’s a tie with 3 a piece for both the teams but head to head in overall ODI’s South Africa has the upper hand with more victories.