England vs South Africa Head to Head Record in World Cup: The SportsRush present before you the Head to Head record for ENG vs SA.
The first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between hosts England and South Africa at The Oval tomorrow. Given the calibre and form of both the sides, expect the match to go down to the wire.
England will remain unaffected by their loss to Australia in the warm-up match. Their second to none recent form in association with them thrashing Afghanistan right before the World Cup would have instilled ample confidence in them going into the World Cup opener.
As far as South Africa are concerned, they defeated Sri Lanka comprehensively by 87 runs before their second match was abandoned because of persistent rain. Despite veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn missing the first match, the Proteas would be backing themselves to start on an affirmative note.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 29, 2019
England vs South Africa Head to Head Record in World Cup
Total number of matches played: 59
Matches won by England: 26
Matches won by South Africa: 29
Matches played in England: 25 (ENG 15, SA 8)
Matches played in South Africa: 27 (ENG 8, SA 17)
Matches played at neutral venues: 7 (ENG 3, SA 4)
Matches played in ICC World Cup: 4 (ENG 2, SA 2)
Most runs for England: 646 (Kevin Pietersen)
Most runs for South Africa: 963 (Hashim Amla)
Most wickets for England: 51 (Darren Gough)
Most wickets for South Africa: 40 (Shaun Pollock)
Most catches for England: 22 (Matt Prior)
Most catches for South Africa: 38 (Mark Boucher)
England and South Africa last played an ODI during South Africa’s tour of England in 2017. In what was a dead-rubber at Lord’s, South Africa emerged out as the winner after they defeated England by 7 wickets. After South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and chose to field, the trio of Kagiso Rabada (4), Wayne Parnell (3) and Keshav Maharaj (3) had bundled out the opposition for 153 in 31.1 overs.
On the back of a 95-run opening partnership between Hashim Amla (55) and Quinton de Kock (34), South Africa sealed the chase in the 29th over.