The main event of the biggest stage of the world cricket competition will start from tomorrow. Here Dream11 expert previewing the match England vs South Africa.

England vs South Africa match previews:

Hot favorite England will be starting their world cup campaign against mighty South Africa exclusively from Oval, England.

Match details, when and where to play:

Tournament: ICC cricket world cup 2019.
Match: 1st match (opening match).
Date: 30th May
Time: 9:30 a.m GMT and 1:30 IST.
Venue: The Oval, London.



Eoin Morgan (C), Jason Roy, Johny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

South Africa:

Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir.

Team News:


  • Mark Wood was injured but England cricket board and skipper clear the vague report. They informed that he is all right now.
  • Will update.

It’s the best possible news. With Woody being a fast bowler it’s inevitable we would have injuries but to come back with the scan as clear as it could be is great, so we are all ready.

Eoin Morgan

South Africa:

  • The 35 years old aggressive Dale Steyn ruled out due to soldiers injury in Indian Premier League. The South African team management does not want to take a risk in the very first match.
  • Will update.

He is getting closer everyday; we hope that if not by Sunday then by the India game (June 5). He is not fully ready yet and we feel that in a six-week tournament there is no need to press the issue right now.

Coach Gibson

Pitch and weather reports:

The short hot summer day yet delays to coming in the United Kingdom. In that occasion, the pitch would be slightly wet as compared to normal. The condition will pace friendly but spinning attack also can do better as we saw in the warm-up matches.

There are plenty of clouds available over the stadium. We can expect to see the rain. We are already familiar with the condition.

Key Players:

  • Jos Buttler: The destructive batsmen flowing in his own style and consistency. England batting line up is so deep, though Jos Buttler will get the freedom at no.6.
  • Kagiso Rabada: Most crucial player for South Africa. According to some various records, the condition is very suited tor him.
  • Jofra Archer: Archer finished a good IPL campaign three weeks ago. He did a great job with bat and ball. In the other hand, Jos and Jofra were in the same team in IPL. It could be X- factor of the match.

Tv and Live Streaming:

Television: Star Network in Indian subcontinent.
Live stream: Hostar.