LONDON (Sports Reporter):- The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will kick off today with the match of England and South Africa at Oval.
The England team is ready to face Proteas in the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Oval. The game is scheduled to begin at 10:30 am (local time).
England cricket team is on top of ICC ranking in ODI. It is all set ready to face South Africa. It suffered from a 12-run defeat against Australia during the first warm-up match on Saturday. On the other hand, South Africa won the warm-up massive by 87-run against Sri Lanka.
The English skipper Eoin Morgan believes that over the years the team ha come back with pure pace. It has aggression against its opponents. The English team went through a loss when Mark Wood was identified with a minor left-foot discomfort during the warm-up match against Australia; however, England Cricket team is now boosted up with knowing that Wood will be available for the opening match against the Proteas.
Moreover, South Africa has its eyes on the Cricket World Cup trophy. It prepared to win against the host team on Thursday. However, Dale Steyn is not available in South Africa´s World Cup opener against England on Thursday. He got injury on his shoulder during the recent Indian Premier League.
During the last warm-up match, South Africa won against Sri Lanka with a great margin. The Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis thinks that his bowlers will play a crucial role during the upcoming matches. Seeking for their maiden World Cup win, the Proteas can’t be taken low. They are ready for the face-off with a potent bowling line. Having belligerent Kagiso Rabada, and death-bowling leg-spinner Imran Tahir along their side, South Africa can turn out to be of a broad-attacking intensity against England. Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, and David Miller are their match-winner elements.