South Africa vs West Indies Match Prediction: The Sportsrush present before you Match Prediction of 2019 World Cup Match 15 between SA and WI.
The ongoing edition of the Cricket World Cup has thrown our way plenty of surprises, enthralling us in several welcoming performances. And the West Indies pace department are the biggest testament of that, putting in stellar shows in the two matches they’ve stepped out to play.
While the 20 wickets West Indies have managed to pick up in their two matches are a staggering visual, it’s the way those wickets have come about that have made us stand up and take notice. It’s been a scintillating display of pure fast bowling straight from the heart. Their four prolonged pace attack has shown more than ample determinant and will to leave the opposition batsmen flummoxed.
And coming up against a floundering South African unit, West Indies will be looking forward to the proposition of enforcing yet another all out. With three defeats in three matches, South Africa’s dismal showing has been the other biggest surprise of the tournament. They’ve been cleaned out by England, Bangladesh and India most recently, falling down without even the slightest bit of an appetite for a win.
South Africa vs West Indies – What numbers suggest?
The two countries have played 61 matches till now with South Africa having this encounter in complete control. They are well on top with the 44 wins whereas West Indies have more than often unraveled in this fixture. They have managed to win just 15 times with the one match each ending in a draw and an abandonment.
Away from home, it’s the same equation with South Africa winning 7 matches as opposed to the 3 wins for West Indies with the one drawn result.
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South Africa vs West Indies – Key Battles
Hashim Amla vs Oshane Thomas
Leading the pack for West Indies consummate success has been Oshane Thomas. His rippers have caught batsmen unaware, seeing him pick up wickets regular intervals. It’s not the trajectory he works up but the way he keeps peppering batsmen with the bouncers, hitting the ball in the shorter length area of the pitch.
With the new ball bound to deviate on this track, Hashim Amla is going to find it extremely trickery to play Thomas early on. West Indies would have studies Amla’s problems of facing the deliveries targeted at his leg-stump which suddenly grow onto him. The opener is all too prone to miscuing those deliveries and Oshane can easily induce an early breakthrough for his side here.
Chris Morris vs Nicholas Pooran
With South Africa’s pace attack having been rendered obsolete with the injures to Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi, the responsibility on Chris Morris’ shoulders have increased tenfold. He’s no longer just a bowler who is asked to come in and fill in the gaps but is now one of the frontline pacers for his side.
The reason this encounter becomes all the more crucial is the way Morris bowled a restrictive line and length the previous time around on the same venue. He’s well versed with the conditions at hand and will be looking to use the advantage at his disposal. He’s bound to bowl to Pooran as he first change bowler, a batman who has proved pivotal to establishing a foundation for West Indies in the middle overs.
If Pooran can see past Morris, West Indies would have thwarted a crucial threat against him. The areas Morris will be looking to target against Pooran will the offside channel, getting the ball to nib back into the batsman and try to leave him cramped for room. Pooran meanwhile knows that if you are ready to show patience and fortitude against Morris, he becomes easy to play in the later part with his 4 wickets in 28 overs against WI epitomizing the fact.
South Africa vs West Indies – Match Prediction
If the one thing which has taken us by surprise the most till now at the CWC, it’s been the West Indian pacers. The quartet of Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Andre Russell and Jason Holder has been a formidable one, incessantly using the bouncers fruitfully.
Given the paper the nature of South Africa’s batting unit, West Indies formidable pace battery is set to continue SA’s affliction. The worldclass abilities of South Africa are something which are a well documented entity but they’ve abjectly failed to bring them to the tale till now this tournament.
With the way the surface at the Rose Bowl played out the last time around, the conditions are one bound to favour West Indies. South Africa have been dismissed in the early 200 range twice this tournament and we fathom them falling like a house of cards against West Indies as well who should register their second win of the CWC.