Searching for their maiden win in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup, Faf du Plessis’ South Africa can face West Indies at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on Monday. The Proteas lost their opening match to hosts England by 104 runs on 30 may, before taking place to Bangladesh by 21 runs.
Next, Virat Kohli-led India handed them a six-wicket loss, which means the way for Du Plessis’ team is more and more getting slender.
West Indies, on the opposite hand, have had a mixed run to date. They were outstanding against Pakistan in their opening fixture, wherever they blew them away with their scary pace. Next, they lost to Australia by 15 runs, however, it absolutely was a match they ought to have won.
On current form, the Caribbeans begin favourites, despite the fact that it’s a bit too early to write down off South Africa, or any team for that matter.
Meanwhile, South Africa coach Ottis Gibson admitted on Saturday he was annoyed to own to take care of the row over AB de Villiers’ controversial late offer to play in the World Cup.
It has emerged that de Villiers contacted Gibson and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis to inform them he was willing to come back out of retirement.
But it had been in agreement that de Villiers, who retired from international cricket last year, had left it too late to be known as up as a result of it might not have been fair to other players who had featured against Pakistan and Sri Lanka prior the World Cup.
De Villiers’ offer had remained covert till after South Africa’s World Cup campaign plunged into crisis with a 3rd consecutive defeat against India on Wednesday.
Having lost all 3 matches, Gibson’s aspect head into Monday’s clash probably desirous to win their remaining six games to own an opportunity of making the semi-finals.
Asked but the case with de Villiers developed at his pre-match conference in Southampton on Saturday, Gibson disclosed he had spoken to the 35-year-old and told him he ought to have made it clear he was available earlier in the year.
“AB called me. I believe it had been the morning that the squad was about to be declared. Plenty of different things had gone on before that, of course,” he said.
“We had decided already that he left it too late because the door was left open up till December, so afterwards to return this late in the day,” he added.
Match Details: South Africa vs. West Indies match will take place today, 10th June 2019 at Rose Bowl, Southampton at 3:00 PM IST. Toss takes place around 2:30 PM IST.
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