PAK vs BAN, SA vs WI ODI, World Cup 2019 build-up: On Sunday, there are two World Cup warm-up matches scheduled – Pakistan vs Bangladesh and South Africa vs West Indies. Pakistan, who suffered a three-wicket loss to Afghanistan in their first warm-up game, will look to find winning ways against Bangladesh, before the real action unfolds at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Things aren’t looking great for Pakistan ahead of the World Cup as they’ve remained winless in their last 11 ODIs.
Meanwhile for West Indies, their recent one-day international form isn’t anything to swoon over, but with a full strength team at their disposal, they will hope to send a message as they take on South Africa in their first ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up.
PAK vs BAN, SA vs WI ODI, World Cup 2019 build-up:
While the toss for Pakistan vs Bangladesh has been delayed, West Indies have won the toss and elected to bowl in Bristol against South Africa in the other match.
A surprise at the toss as JP Duminy walks out to contest it in place of Faf du Plessis!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 26, 2019
West Indies have won the toss and elected to bowl in Bristol.
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Half an hour to toss
Half an hour to go before the toss of both the warm-up matches scheduled in England today!
Holder wants WI to create legacy
Hopes are pinned on a born-again West Indies to relive their glory days but skipper Jason Holder says the upcoming World Cup is "a case of creating our own legacy". Windies have a proud history at the World Cup, winning the first two editions of the tournament and making the final of the third. After struggling for nearly two decades, a few stunning wins against England recently lifted their spirits.
South Africa speedster Kagiso Rabada conceded feeling rusty in their warm-up match against Sri Lanka but was relieved that he did not feel any pain on his return to action from a back injury. A key cog in South Africa's bid for a maiden World Cup title, Rabada returned home from the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this month to avoid aggravating a back problem ahead of the showpiece tournament.
Malinga keeps Sri Lanka dreaming
Lasith Malinga will be one of the World Cup's oldest players but the Sri Lanka paceman shows no signs of slowing down as he bids to prove his critics wrong. Malinga was stripped of the Sri Lanka one-day international captaincy in April after losing all eight matches in a troubled reign that lasted just four months.
Hello and welcome to our live blog where we get you constant updates leading to the Warm-up matches on Sunday between Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as South Africa and West Indies. We'll also share the Predicted Playing XI