Crickets’ biggest event,ICC Cricket world cup has arrived after 4 years. Hosts England will take on South Africa in the curtain raiser of the tournament. A total of 48 matches will be played in this edition of world cup. So semi-finalists of 2015 world cup will take part in curtain raiser of the tournament.
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England hardly kept foot wrong since last edition of world cup. They rarely start a world cup with favorite tags. This is one of the rare times. They are currently no 1 team in ODI ranking. They are undefeated in all their five games played against Pakistan just before world cup. They scored 300 on every occasion they batted in the series. They are the only team scored in excess of run a ball in ODI’s after last edition of world cup. In last edition England concluded as semi finalists.
England has a definite side. James Vince is the one amongst the batsmen to sit out. Either Mark wood or Liam Plunket will sit out. England undisputedly has th best batting in the tournament. Adil Rashid, who has a first class hundred, will come at no 11 . Their bowling always has scope to improve .With Inclusion on Joffre Archer , it can be said that their bowling woes are negated.
South Africa came back to winning ways just before the world cup. They won 16 of their last twenty one games . They are also semi-finalists in last edition. Unfortunately for them Dale steyn is ruled out from the first match due to injury. Chris Morris is expected to fill in his shoes. Hashim Amla’s form is bothering South Africa in the last 12 months. Still he would be surpass eight thousand run mark in ODI’s if he scores eighteen runs in this match. South Africa would like Tahir and Rabada to continue their form IPL.
- Team batting first to score more than 300 runs