South Africa vs Afghanistan: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing
South Africa, who have failed to register a single win in the ICC World Cup 2019, take on Afghanistan in match number 21 on Saturday. After three losses, the Proteas saw their last match get washed out. Meanwhile, Afghanistan are yet to open their account after three defeats. Here is the complete statistical preview.
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. For Afghanistan, Saimullah Shinwari (254 runs) is the highest run-scorer. He played one World Cup (2015) and smashed two fifties with a best of 96.
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. Shapoor Zadran has picked up the most wickets for Afghanistan (10). He featured in the 2015 edition and had the best figures (4/38). He averaged 26.50.
England (386/6 against Bangladesh in CWC 19) hold the record for the highest team total. Sri Lanka (136 against New Zealand in CWC 19) hold the record for the lowest team total. Jason Roy has amassed the most runs at this venue (407). Roy's 153 against Bangladesh in CWC 19 is the highest individual score. Liam Plunkett (12 wickets) has the best tally here.
According to reports, some showers are predicted during the initial part of the match. But things are likely to clear up later on. With overcast conditions on offer, one can expect the ball to swing. The match is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM IST. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network.