World Cup 2019: Australia vs South Africa, Mat…

Aaron Finch and Faf du Plessis

Reigning champions Australia will lock horns with familiar foes South Africa in the final league fixture of the 2019 ICC World Cup.

The Australian team will be eager to hold on to top spot with another win, while the Proteas will be hoping to end this forgettable World Cup campaign on a winning note.

Aaron Finch has marshaled his troops remarkably well in tough conditions, and his side sit comfortably in top spot with 14 points from 8 games.

On the other hand, South Africa, who arrived in England as one of the favorites to reach the semi-final stage, have not been up to the mark in this tournament.

With a couple of wins and five defeats under their belt, South Africa have nothing but pride to play for in their final fixture.

Match Details

Date: Saturday, 6th July 2019

Time: 6:00 PM IST

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Venue Stats

Avg 1st Innings score: 223

Avg 2nd Innings score: 194

Highest Total: 397/6 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AFG

Lowest Total: 45/10 (40.3 Ov) by CAN vs ENG

Highest Chased: 286/4 (53.4 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

Lowest Defended: 221/8 (60 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

Head-to-Head Records

Total: 98

Australia: 52

South Africa: 26

Tie/NR: 20

Head-to-Head at WC

Total: 05

Australia: 03

South Africa: 01

Tied: 01

Team News

Australia

  • Glenn Maxwell picked up an injury during a practice session and will sit out this game. He should be replaced by Peter Handscomb, who has flown in as a replacement for Shaun Marsh.

South Africa

  • David Miller might replace JP Duminy in the playing XI.

Squads

Australia

Aaron Finch (capt), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

South Africa

Faf du Plessis ©, 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

Key Players

Australia

  • David Warner
  • Pat Cummins
  • Mitchell Starc

South Africa

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Kagiso Rabada

Probable Playing XI

Australia

David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon

South Africa

Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, JP Duminy/David Miller, Faf du Plessis ©, Rassie van der Dussen, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir

World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka vs India, Match Prev…

Sri Lanka v West Indies – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

India will square off against Sri Lanka in the penultimate league match of the 2019 World Cup. Having sealed their semi-final berth, Team India will now be looking to go to the top of the table with another triumph.

Virat Kohli’s men have set the bar high in this tournament and will be hoping to go all the way. If Australia fail to win their final game against South Africa and India secure a victory against Sri Lanka, the Men in Blue will seal top spot in the points table and book a semifinal berth with New Zealand.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, started their World Cup campaign in poor fashion but gathered steam as the tournament progressed. They are no longer in contention for a spot in the semifinals, but will look to end the tournament on a high.

Match Details

Date: Saturday, 6th July 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Venue Stats

Avg 1st Innings score: 228

Avg 2nd Innings score: 209

Highest Total: 351/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Lowest Total: 93/10 (36.2 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Highest Chased: 324/2 (37.3 Ov) by SL vs ENG

Lowest Defended: 165/9 (60 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Head-to-Head Record

Total: 158

Sri Lanka: 56

India: 90

Tied: 01

N/R: 11

Head-to-Head at World Cup

Total: 08

Sri Lanka: 04

India: 03

N/R: 01

Team News

Sri Lanka

  • Suranga Lakmal might earn a spot in the starting lineup for this fixture.

India

  • Rishabh Pant will keep his place at number four.
  • Ravindra Jadeja might be given the nod in place of Dinesh Karthik.

Squads

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne ©, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana

India

Virat Kohli ©, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav

Key Players

Sri Lanka

  • Kusal Perera
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Lasith Malinga

India

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Virat Kohli
  • Jasprit Bumrah

Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratane, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal and Lasith Malinga

India

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

World Cup 2019: Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Match …

Did that huge-margin defeat against the Windies cost Pakistan their semi-final berth?

The battle of bragging rights is set to unfold when Pakistan take on Bangladesh in both the teams’ final World Cup 2019 fixture at Lord’s in London. After an ordinary campaign, Pakistan will look to finish the tournament on a winning note as they are mathematically already out of the race for a spot in the semi-finals.

Bangladesh, who have been spectacular in this World Cup, would be eyeing to hand a defeat to their Asian rivals and conclude what has been their most successful World Cup campaign. Shakib Al Hasan has emerged as an incredible match-winner in this competition both with bat and ball. In their last group stage fixture against Pakistan, the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side can be expected to give Pakistan a run for their money. 

Match Details

Date: Friday, 5th July 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Lord’s, London

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Venue Stats

Avg 1st Innings score: 239

Avg 2nd Innings score: 217

Highest Total: 334/4 (60 Ov) by ENG vs IND

Lowest Total: 107/10 (32.1 Ov) by RSA vs ENG

Highest Chased: 326/8 (49.3 Ov) by IND vs ENG

Lowest Defended: 204/5 (50 Ov) by PAK vs ENG

Head-to-Head Record 

Matches Played: 36

Won by Pakistan: 31

Won by Bangladesh: 5

Head-to-Head at World Cup

Matches Played: 1

Won by Pakistan: 0

Won by Bangladesh: 1

Team News

 Pakistan

  • The exciting young pacer Mohammad Hasnain might make his World Cup debut against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh

  • Mehidy Hasan can make a comeback in the starting lineup.
  • Sabbir Rahman will make way for the spinner.

Squads

Pakistan

Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & W), Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain

Bangladesh

Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal

Key Players

Pakistan

  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Babar Azam
  • Wahab Riaz

Bangladesh

  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Shakib al Hasan
  • Mustafizur Rahman

World Cup 2019: Afghanistan vs West Indies, Ma…

Jason Holder will have a point to prove in his final World Cup fixture

Afghanistan will take on the West Indies in their final game of this World Cup. Afghanistan showed a lot of promise initially but failed to translate that into victories.

With eight defeats from as many games, Afghanistan will be hoping they can open their account when they take on the West Indies tomorrow at Headingley.

On the other hand, West Indies started their campaign in fine fashion, hammering Pakistan in their opening match. However, since then, old issues have cropped up and they have succumbed under the pressure of expectations.

Jason Holder has had an ordinary World Cup by his lofty standards and he would be looking to lead his side to victory and finish this forgettable campaign on a winning note.

Match Details

Date: Thursday, 4th July 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Venue Stats

Avg 1st Innings score: 226

Avg 2nd Innings score: 207

Highest Total: 351/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Lowest Total: 93/10 (36.2 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Highest Chased: 324/2 (37.3 Ov) by SL vs ENG

Lowest Defended: 165/9 (60 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Head-to-Head Record 

Total: 05

Afghanistan: 03

West Indies: 01

N/R: 01

Team News

Afghanistan

  • Hamid Hassan might miss this game due to injury; Dawlat Zadran should return to the fold.
  • Hazratullah Zazai might also make his way into the starting lineup.

West Indies

  • Kemar Roach will keep his place ahead of Shannon Gabriel.

Squads

Afghanistan

Gulbadin Naib ©, Hamid Hassan, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman

West Indies

Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Sunil Ambris

Key Players

Afghanistan

  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Rashid Khan

West Indies

  • Chris Gayle
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Jason Holder

Probable Playing XI

Afghanistan

Ikram Ali Khil, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Aftab Alam and Dawlat Zadran

West Indies

Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder ©, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

World Cup 2019: England vs New Zealand, Match …

Eoin Morgan & Kane Williamson

In a pivotal fixture of the ongoing 2019 ICC World Cup, England are set to host New Zealand at the Riverside Ground in a must-win encounter for the Eoin Morgan-led side.

The home side will be beaming with confidence after defeating India but England have to emerge victorious in this fixture if they are to stay alive in this tournament. With another win under their belt, England will seal a semi-final spot in the ongoing World Cup.

Meanwhile, New Zealand have played some awful cricket in the past few fixtures. Having lost two games on the trot, the Blackcaps would be eyeing to claim a win that will be enough to book them a spot in the semi-finals.

Match Details

Date: Tuesday, 3rd July 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Venue Stats

Avg 1st Innings score: 246

Avg 2nd Innings score: 189

Highest Total: 338/6 (50 Ov) by SL vs WI

Lowest Total: 99/10 (26.1 Ov) by ENG vs SL

Highest Chased: 314/4 (44.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest Defended: 274/6 (41 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Head-to-Head Records

Matches Played: 89

Won by England: 40

Won by New Zealand: 43

Tied: 02

N/R: 04

Head-to-Head at World Cup

Matches Played: 08

Won by England: 03

Won by New Zealand: 05

Team News

 England

  • Jason Roy will keep his place top of the order.
  • Mark Wood can make way for Moeen Ali in the starting lineup.

New Zealand

  • Tom Blundell might make his World Cup debut against Pakistan, replacing Tom Latham to provide some firepower in the middle order.
  • Matt Henry can make a comeback in the playing XI for the Blackcaps.

Squads

 

England

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

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

Key Players

England

  • Joe Root
  • Jos Butler
  • Jofra Archer

New Zealand

  • Kane Williamson
  • Ross Taylor
  • Trent Boult

World Cup 2019: Bangladesh vs India, Match Pre…

Rohit Sharma has been in terrific form for the Indian team in this World Cup

After suffering their first defeat of the 2019 World Cup, India will be looking to make amends when they square off against Bangladesh.

India have been the most consistent side in this tournament but still find themselves well short of top spot. Virat Kohli’s men will have to win both their remaining games and hope Australia lose their final game if they are to climb to the summit of the table.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, have been really impressive in this World Cup, consistently testing the world’s best teams. Mashrafe Mortaza has led his troops excellently against some top-quality sides and his captaincy will once again be tested against India.

Shakib Al Hasan, who has been in terrific form, will be the X-factor for Bangladesh with both bat and ball.

Match Details

Date: Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Venue Stats

Avg 1st Innings score: 229

Avg 2nd Innings score: 183

Highest Total: 408/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

Lowest Total: 70/10 (25.2 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Highest Chased: 280/4 (53.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Lowest Defended: 129/7 (20 Ov) by IND vs ENG

World Cup head-to-head 

Total: 03

Bangladesh: 01

India: 02

Team News

Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh might field an extra bowler to contain the strong Indian batting lineup.

India

  • Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the tournament due to a toe injury. Mayank Agarwal will replace him in the squad.
  • Rishabh Pant should keep his place in the side after a decent outing.
  • Ravindra Jadeja could replace Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal to strengthen the batting lineup.

Squads

Bangladesh

Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal

India

Virat Kohli ©, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav

Key Players

Bangladesh

  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Shakib al Hasan
  • Mustafizur Rahman

India

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Virat Kohli
  • Jasprit Bumrah

Probable Playing XI

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza ©, Mustafizur Rahman

India

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Venu…

The West Indies’ lack of consistency in this campaign has led to their own nemesis

Sri Lanka are set to lock horns with West Indies in a dead-rubber contest for the 39th fixture of the 2019 World Cup at at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.

With England registering a win against India, Sri Lanka were knocked out of the competition while West Indies were already out of the competition with just one win from seven matches.

Having failed to capitalize on good form against Pakistan to seal a win, Sri Lanka came back from the jaws of defeat courtesy of Lasith Malinga’s magic to register a 20-run victory over hosts England. The Asian side will have to toil hard in their remaining games against West Indies and India to end their campaign on a high.

With a sole win in their seven outings, West Indies team have been struggling to find form in England. Apart from the frontline pacers, none of the other players have had much impact for the two-time world champions in this World Cup. Jason Holder will be gunning for his men to register a win from this game.

Match Details

Date: Monday, 1st July 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Venue Stats

Avg 1st Innings score: 240

Avg 2nd Innings score: 182

Highest Total: 314/4 (44.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest Total: 99/10 (26.1 Ov) by ENG vs SL

Highest Chased: 314/4 (44.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest Defended: 274/6 (41 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Head-to-Head Record

Matches played: 56

Won by West Indies: 28

Won by Sri Lanka: 25

Tied: 0

No result : 3

Head-to-Head at WC

Matches played: 8

Won by West Indies: 4

Won by Sri Lanka: 3

No Result: 1

Team News

West Indies

  • Andre Russell has been ruled out of the World Cup following his injury.
  • Sunil Ambris has been named the replacement for the big Jamaican.

Sri Lanka

  • Suranga Lakmal might feature in the starting lineup in this fixture.
  • Jeevan Mendis can make way for Milinda Siriwardana.

Key Players

West Indies

  • Chris Gayle
  • Shai Hope
  • Jason Holder

Sri Lanka

  • Kusal Perera
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Lasith Malinga