SA vs Windies: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing
South Africa and West Indies face each other in match number 15 of the ICC World Cup 2019. The Proteas are in desperate need of a victory after losing all three games so far. Windies would want to shed off the disappointment faced against Australia. Ahead of the mega battle, we present the statistical preview.
The two teams have faced each other on six occasions in the World Cup. Windies have won twice, whereas, SA have earned four victories. Their last meeting was during the 2015 World Cup. SA won that match by 257 runs. The two have taken on each other in 61 ODIs. SA have a 44-15 lead. One game was tied. One didn't have a result.
Former South African hero AB de Villiers amassed the most runs for South Africa in the World Cup (1,207) at an average of 63.52. He slammed four tons and six half-centuries between 2007 and 2015. Brian Lara has scored the most runs for West Indies in the World Cup (1,225). He hit two hundreds and seven fifties.
Star fast bowler Allan Donald has taken the most number of wickets for South Africa in World Cup history (38) between 1992-2003. He took two four-wicket hauls at an average of 24.02 and a best of 4/17. Courtney Walsh picked up the most wickets for WI in the World Cup (27). He bowled at an excellent economy-rate of 3.46 and an average of 20.25.
England have amassed the highest total at this venue (373/3 versus Pakistan this year). The lowest team total also belongs to England (207 all-out versus SA in 2012). Martin Guptill (189* against England in 2013) holds the record for the highest score. Mervyn Dillon (5/29 versus Bangladesh in 2004) has the best bowling figures. Eoin Morgan (610) has the most runs here.
The pitch is expected to assist batsmen largely and one could see plenty of runs on offer. Overcast conditions could aid the pacers at the start. Pitch could get slower as the game progresses. The match is set to start at 3:00 PM IST. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network and stream the same on Hotstar app.