World Cup 2019, India vs South Africa, Bangladesh vs New Zealand Predicted Playing 11, Squad, Players List: India begin their World Cup 2019 campaign on Wednesday against South Africa in Southampton. Indian skipper Virat Kohli said in the press conference a day ahead of their opener that this World Cup is the toughest test of his career. The Men In Blue have had adequate rest. Meanwhile, South Africa’s confidence will be at its lowest following back-to-back defeats against England and Bangladesh. To make matters worse, senior speedster Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury and has been replaced by left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks.
Meanwhile, New Zealand will stick to an unchanged line-up as they seek to build momentum in their second match of the World Cup against a fired-up Bangladesh at The Oval.
The match will be the first between the sides since Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand was cut short in March after a gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 at two mosques in Christchurch.
Ind vs SA, Ban vs NZ ODI Predicted Playing 11, World Cup 2019:
With all the clouds in Southampton, it looks like it is going to rain. Indian fans, who have waited so long for this match, will not be happy.
Virat Kohli ready for HIStory
As India start campaign, captain will take confidence from his squad, which has a personality that suits him. This is the band of men, the team that Kohli has carefully built over the last couple of years.
Kohli has performance butterflies ahead of the match
"This is going to be the first World Cup for Virat Kohli as skipper and while addressing the media ahead of the match against South Africa, Kohli said that World up 2019 is going to be the toughest test of his career," he said. READ MORE
India have played South Africa four times in the tournament but emerged victorious only once. And when India take on South Africa in Southampton, they will certainly look to repeat their showing in the 2015 WC
Blow for SA
Dale Steyn has been ruled out of World Cup with a second shoulder injury, the "shoulder impingement syndrome", that hasn't responded to treatment.
Predicted Playing XI
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the World Cup 2019 where we bring to you all the updates from on and off the field. It is finally the day when India open their campaign against a low-on-confidence South Africa. Later in the day, Bangladesh take on New Zealand.