Cape Town – 2019 Cricket World Cup begins on Thursday, May 30, when proteasters take England to Oval in London.
As the teams have confirmed that IPL has already passed, attention will move rapidly to the World Cup and South Africa efforts to finally succeed in a tournament that has been pursuing for decades.
Sport24 will bring you all the news you need to know before and during the demonstration.
We will profiling everything 10 of the racing countries, highlighting their chances of race and players taking care of them.
2019 CQO Team Profile: AFGANISTAN
2019 CWC team profile: AUSTRALIA
2019 CQO Team Profile: BANGLADESH
2019 CWC Team Profile: ENGLAND
2019 CWC Team: INDIA
2019 CWC Team: NEW ZEALAND
2019 CQO Team Profile: PAKISTAN
We will provide a team review every day, moving alphabetically.
Next, we have South Africa,
South Africa's history of the World Cup is dramatic, at least. They have never participated in the tournament final and have been knocked down by three semi-finals in heartbreak fashion against England in 1992, Australia in 1999, Australia again in 2007 and New Zealand in 2015. has rubbed many feathers. They have quality faces, but on paper there are just better races. Proteas this year put a great deal of emphasis on the bowling attack, supporting the trip of Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi to make the most of their damage. This is a high risk trick, given that most experts predict that the strongest wins will have their biggest vote in 2019.
Squad: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Coc, Rassy van der Dusen, JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Chris Morris, Andy Fehlukaway, Dave Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraz Shamsie, Dale Steen, Imran Tahir
Coach: Zith Gibson
Predicting Bookmakers: 4th
Best Finish on WC: Semi-finalists (1992, 1999, 2007, 2015)
Batsman to watch
With Hashim Amla of South Africa 's top form, the role of Quinton de Kock becomes massive for Proteus. On his day, De Kok can destroy any bowling attack in world cricket and if he does it when it matters the most, then Proteus will be well on his way to England. South Africa can support its players to win this tournament, but they will still need significant sums on board and the devastating De Kok can alleviate pressure on the middle row if it gets up. He is the winner of the match and the most dangerous weapon in South Africa with a bat in his hand.
If South Africa reaches the final on July 14 in the Lord, then there is no doubt Kagiso Rabada will have played an important role. Rabada came out on the international stage just after the World Cup in 2015, winning the reputation of one of the best players in the fastest balls in all formats over the last four years. While he has already won the numerous games and series of Proteus, they will be confronted with him to deliver him when he has the greatest importance by knocking down the most dangerous batters in the tournament.
Do not be fooled, South Africa will go there to win this. Two and a half decades of tournament failure have not fallen well with fans who have been following this side of Proteus ever since the 1991 readmission. on paper. South Africa has gone to the World Cup as a favorite before and has not yet managed, and this time it is not in this conversation. Flighting under the radar may potentially work for their benefit, but Proteus will have to win at least five of his nine group games to qualify for semi-finalsThis will be the immediate goal. Then everything can happen.
May 30 against England (Oval)
June 2 against Bangladesh (Oval)
June 5 against India (Southampton)
June 10 in West India (Southampton)
June 15 against Afghanistan (Cardiff)
June 19 against New Zealand (Birmingham)
June 23 against Pakistan (Lord)
June 28 against Chester-le-Street
July 6 against Australia (Manchester)