Cricket Betting Tips for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
India vs South Africa -11TH ODI at The Oval Cricket Ground in London
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India vs South Africa
Match Up Analysis
The eleventh game of ICC Champions Trophy will be played on 11th June at The Oval at 15:00 IST.
The number one ranked in the limited overs cricket South Africa will take on defending champions India in a knockout game played at Kennington Cricket Ground, The Oval. The side that wins this contest will qualify for the semifinals of the competition. The tournament reached the final stages each game will decide which two teams go through from Group B.
The pitch at The Oval is batting paradise as the games played in the competition have seen scores in excess of 300 runs. The rain might not play a huge role as winning the toss will key both the teams.
India (Total games 2 Won 1 Lost 1 Tie 0 NR 0)
India will try to shrug off the disappointment faced against Sri Lanka in the last game. The new-look Sri Lankan side showed guts and determination to see Indian bowling get badly exposed as the side lacked variation with Ravi Ashwin benched for the game. India did not put a foot wrong with the bat as Dhawan scored a superb hundred followed by fifties from Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni to see the side post 321 runs from 50 overs. The Indian started out well in the second half as Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Niroshan Dickwella but the attack looked one-dimensional in absence of a finger spinner on a surface that looked batsmen’s paradise.
India will be confident as the side might see changes with Ashwin coming into the game either replacing Yadav or Pandya. Virat Kohli will once again be the pick for India after his duck against Sri Lanka. The Indian captain does have a knack of producing big runs in crunch games in the past as well. India needs to press on in the middle orders it cost them in the game against Sri Lanka.
India will be favorites for this game and would be tipped to beat South Africans in a knockout game of the competition. Ravi Ashwin or Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the pick for India among bowlers.
South Africa (Total games 2 Won 1 Lost 1 Tie 0 NR 0)
South Africa have not yet produced their best game as the side did win against Sri Lanka in their first game but produced a timid performance to concede a defeat against Pakistan at Edgbaston. South Africa will need to win against India or they will out of this competition. The side labeled as “Chokers” will once again under immense pressure as they always failed in the knockout games since their readmission to cricket in 1992.
David Miller, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock have all chipped in with runs in the two games played but all eyes will be on AB de Villiers as South Africa will be praying that captain produces a magical innings to upstage India at The Oval. AB de Villiers will be the pick for South Africa among batsman. Also Jean Paul Duminy might score runs in this game as well.
Kagiso Rabada will hold the key to South Africa’s chances with the ball in hand as young fast bowler has not yet quite hit purple patch and has been expensive in both the games played by the side in ICC Champions Trophy. All eyes will be Rabada as a good performance against star-studded Indian batting lineup could see South Africa through to the semifinals of the competition.
Head to Head record: Total games 76: South Africa 45 India 28 Tied 0 NR 3
Record in Champions Trophy: Out of three games, India has 100% winning record with 3 victories against South Africa. The last encounter was in England in 2013 ICC Champions Trophy where India won the game at Cardiff four years ago.
Likely XI: AB de Villiers (c), Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Wayne Parnell/ Dwaine Pretorius, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel
Likely XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, Kedhar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravi Ashwin/ Hardik Pandya, Ravendra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav/Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.