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World Cup 2019, SA vs Afg ODI Predicted Playing 11 Updates: South Africa looking for first win

World Cup 2019, South Africa vs Afghanistan (SA vs Afg) Playing 11 Today Match, Squad, Players List Updates: Sri Lanka clash with Australia in the first match while South Africa take on Afghanistan later on Saturday.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 15, 2019 6:12:30 pm
World Cup 2019, SA vs Afg ODI Practice Match Squad: Sri Lanka clash with holders Australia. (Source: Reuters)

World Cup 2019, South Africa vs Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11: Winless so far in the tournament, both South Africa and Afghanistan will be eagerly looking to tick the victory box when they take on each other in a World Cup encounter in Cardiff on Saturday. Down and out, the two bottom-placed teams know that this will be their best chance to post their first win in the ongoing 50-over showpiece.

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Meanwhile, four out of the 19 matches contested at the World Cup have been called off or abandoned in the rain-hit tournament and the Sri Lankans are the only team to have suffered this misfortune twice. Their last two matches against Asian rivals Pakistan and Bangladesh were both complete washouts in Bristol, meaning Sri Lanka have not faced any competitive action for 11 days – hardly ideal preparation before taking on holders Australia at the Oval on Saturday.

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World Cup 2019, SA vs Afg ODI Predicted Playing 11 LIVE Updates:

Highlights

    17:36 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    South Africa opt to bowl first
    17:18 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    In focus: Aftab Alam
    16:55 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    In focus: Rassie van der Dussen
    16:35 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Faf du Plessis on Afghanistan:

    "You need two or three guys to stand up and win you a game. They've got those players. Rashid Khan is probably the standout for them."

    16:24 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Behind the nets
    15:56 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Disappointing starts
    15:55 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    South Africa's shock defeats

    This is perhaps the first time that South Africa, from the very beginning, were never in contention to make it to the semifinals but remaining winless after four matches is something unexpected. After three straight losses against England, Bangladesh and India, their fourth match against the West Indies was abandoned due to rain.

    15:23 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Losing streak

    Afghanistan lost all three of their matches till now to defending champions Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand. However, the players of the war-torn nation can take confidence from the fact that they gave a good account of themselves against the Sri Lankans and almost pulled it off.

    15:16 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Warner winning hearts
    15:00 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    SA vs AFG

    With the first match on Saturday underway in London, let us shift our focus to the next one. South Africa and Afghanistan are both looking for their maiden win.

    14:40 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Toss

    Sri Lanka has won the toss and opted to bowl first against defending champions Australia. For live score and updtes, FOLLOW THIS PAGE

    14:23 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Head-to-head

    Australia lead Sri Lanka 7-1 in World Cups. Can Sri Lanka reduce that lead today?

    14:22 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Last minute prep
    13:41 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Australia to take final call on injured Stoinis next week

    Australia will take a final call on injured all-rounder Marcus Stoinis' fate in the World Cup ahead of their next week's match against Bangladesh.

    13:20 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Stoinis remains absent

    Allrounder Marcus Stoinis will miss his second straight match after straining his side last weekend while bowling in the loss to India. He has five more days before Australia's next game against Bangladesh to come right. Mitchell Marsh has joined the squad on standby.

    13:04 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Looking good
    12:39 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Oval's final fixture
    12:26 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    London weather

    The weather forecast in London, where Sri Lanka clash with the defending champions, is predicted to be partly cloudy. However, there are chances of patchy rain as the day progresses. Read London's weather report

    12:04 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Australia Probable XI

    Australia Probable XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon/Adam Zampa

    12:03 (IST)15 Jun 2019
    Sri Lanka Probable XI

    Sri Lanka Probable XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep