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Preview of the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup

The ICC 2019 Males Cricket World Cup starts tomorrow with the opening game between South Africa and co-host England at the Oval. South Africa’s Proteas will once again be looking to shake off the chocker’s label by making a great showing and winning the tournament.

The Proteas coach Ottis Gibson, Barbadian who lived in England for almost 20 Years where he played for Durham, Glamorgan and Leicestershire in English country cricket, his experience with English cricket could be the difference maker and be beneficial for the proteas.

In terms of ICC Rankings South Africa is 8th while England is ranked 4th, England is also one of the tournament’s favourites due to them co-hosting. Australia 2nd and India 5th are also expected to make a strong showing being previous world champions.

The Proteas will have to really bring the fire and show the form that made them the most consistent ODI team in the world for two years in a row, and also being ranked number 1 in the test format. The Match between the Proteas and England will started at 11:30.

South Africa squad

Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen.outh Africa squad

England squad

Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper), Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

By Mokgethi Mtezuka