India will start their campaign against South Africa in their long-awaited first match which will be played at the Rose-Bowl in Southampton.
Here are some of the key players from both the sides which will be certain to look out for-
The Hitman Rohit Sharma will be an important asset towards the team’s batting lineup as he has an ability to score big hundreds and also has the capability to convert those into double centuries. In England, he has scored two centuries and has played a lot of matches there. So he has a good amount of experience towards the conditions.
Faf Du Plessis
The South African captain scored a good 62 runs in his last match against Bangladesh. Although his team lost the game now he is showing the capability of a good batsman. As Faf would look forward to scoring more in his next match against India.
Rabada has failed to put up a good performance yet and has struggled so far in the two matches he has played. But the 24-year-old has bowled well against India picking up overall 15 wickets against them. He would surely look forward to delivering his best performance.
The No.1 bowler in the world, Jasprit Bumrah will certainly be the player to watch out. As the wicket is very suitable for him wherein he would like to generate his pace and bounce. Also at the Death Overs, his ability to bowl some of the unplayable deliveries makes him more valuable towards his game. The 25-year-old will be playing his first World Cup for India.
From Batting to Wicket-Keeping Dhoni has everything up to the mark. Also, he has been an important player and a leader for team India towards the major ICC events. India has won the Champions Trophy 2013, T20 World Cup 2007 and also the Cricket World Cup 2011 under his captaincy. So in this 2019 World Cup, his role will be much important for the team to perform well in the matches.