11th game of 8th season of ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY is scheduled to be played between INDIA and SOUTH AFRICA at Kennington Oval, London.
While seeking about this “mini world cup”, Australia and India are the only team to have won it twice. The Australian team won it in 2006 and 2009 while India won it in 2002 and 2013. South Africa has also won this tournament once in 1998. This time also a total of 8 teams are participating in this tournament, which are divided in two groups. Group A includes Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and England. While India along with Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka are placed in group B. Each team has to play 3 league matches against the teams placed in their groups, according to their points, semi finalists will be decided further which 4 teams will fight among them to lift up the title of ICC CHAMPIONS.
Before this both the teams have played 2 matches so, this match will probably be one of those deciding matches. However, just going at the names, the South African team seems to be stronger than that of Indian side because of presence of Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel, AB De Villiers although Indian side has also names like Virat Kohli and others. Probably experts see this match as the one in which transfer of numerous records will occur because various record holders will be fighting against each others may it be Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli or AB De Villiers. It will be amazingly interesting to watch them fight for their records for their names as well as for the sake of their respective countries.
HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS IN CHAMPION’S TROPHY
India has the largest winning percentage of 62.50% in CHAMPIONS TROPHY against 52.38% of South Africa. India also has the highest total of 331/7 against South Africa itself in CHAMPIONS TROPHY which was made in CARDIFF in the year 2013. Last time, when they battled against each other India had won by 26 runs in year 2013. And astonishing victory of India comes up when earlier stats of head to head matches are taken under concern, India leads with 3-0 in matches of CHAMPIONS TROPHY.
BOTH TEAM POSSIBLE PLAYERS
INDIA: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit, Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.
SOUTH AFRICA: Jean Paul Duminy,Hashim Amla,Morne Morkel,AB De Villiers (Captain),Wayne Parnell,David Miller,Quinton de Kock(WK),Imran Tahir,Faf du Plessis,Farhan Behardien,Chris Morris,Dwaine Pretorius,Kagiso Rabada,Andile Phehlukwayo,Keshav Maharaj
KEY PLAYERS OF BOTH TEAMS
Indian Spectators possess a huge amount of hope and affections towards their skipper Virat Kohli, which is of course obvious also, because of which they will want him to score a huge run in partnership with Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni and other co players. Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah will have a keen eye of spectators in order to put down some early wickets.
Talking about the key players from Proteas side, none other than AB Develliers and Hashim Amla are expected to support their team with their good batting skills. Rabada and Chris Morris are expected to deliver some early wickets for their team.
MATCH VENUE DETAIL
The venue of the match is Kennington Oval Stadium in the city London which is having a capacity of 23,500 spectators hosting to England, Surrey. The team which will be playing the match on 11th June 2017 are in Group B. Statistics following define about the details about the venue
Stadium: Kennington, Oval
Date: 7 June 2017
Timing: 12:30 GMT
Ends: Pavilion End, Vauxhall End
Hosts to: England, Surrey
LIVE MATCH SCORING PATTERN
Ist Inning Average Score: 252
IInd Inning Average Score: 249
Highest Total: 398/5 (50 Overs) played b/w NZ & Eng
Lowest Total: 103/8 (41 Overs) played b/w Eng & RSA
Highest Chased: 317/8 (49.4 Overs) played b/w Ind & Eng
Lowest Defend: 241/10 (49.4 Overs) played b/w Pak & Eng
LIVE MATCH STREAMING
India and South Africa whenever face each other in game, results into an interesting and drastic match. To watch this astounding battle you will have to stay tuned on Star Sports network straight after 3:00 PM on 11th of June.
Predicting about a game between such competent rivalries and deserving teams is of course an intricate job to do but, old statistics and current form of players imply about the winning of INDIAN side. However, Proteas are not among such teams who will let the match go just effortless.