Cricket World Cup 2019: West Indies v South Africa stream, score, teams, betting odds, weather, how to watch
Like tourists passing on a chairlift — the West Indies are going up and South Africa is heading down.
The contrast could hardly be more stark.
West Indies are full of vitality. Batsmen Shai Hope, 25, Nicholas Pooran, 23, and Shimron Hetmyer, 22, are growing alongside older hands Chris Gayle & Andre Russell.
SOUTH AFRICA v WEST INDIES
MONDAY, JUNE 10, SOUTHAMPTON, 7.30PM (AEST)
World ODI rankings: South Africa 4 (rating 112); West Indies 8 (rating 79)
Southampton weather forecast: showers, 14C
TAB odds: West Indies $1.90, South Africa $1.94
HOW TO WATCH: Every match of the World Cup is LIVE and ad-break free during play on Fox Sports or live stream on Kayo Sports.
South Africa has not adequately replaced the legendary AB de Villiers and it continues to put veteran Hashim Amla in the fast-bowling firing line despite the waning of his once-immense skills. Perhaps it’s time for Aiden Markram to open and Amla to bat No.3.
The West Indies’ fast-bowling pack dismissed Pakistan for 104 and had Australia 5-79 while South Africa is missing pacemen Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi through injury.
South Africa lacks explosiveness with the bat, but boundary-hitting is built in Caribbean DNA. Crucially, Hope is the batsman which Jason Holder’s team builds an innings around.
With showers forecast and the possibility of a rain-shortened game, the West Indies’ greater ability to push the scoring accelerator is a considerable advantage.
Kagiso Rabada is the most obvious fast-bowling threat. Quinton de Kock is by far the Proteas best ODI batsman (he’s top scored for his team in eight of their past 23 matches). And Imran Tahir’s leggies have often troubled the Windies, but he’s not anywhere near his best.
This tournament’s form line tells us everything.
South Africa has lost heavily to England and India and also fallen to Bangladesh. It has injury and form issues.
West Indies thumped Pakistan and should have beaten Australia. There’s a lot more positivity in the Caribbean camp.
West Indies for me.
2 units on West Indies to win at $1.90.
Game 14: Australia v India
1 unit on Jasprit Bumrah to take the most wickets for India at $3.75.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-50) dismissed Adam Zampa with the LAST ball of the match to halve our winnings. Bumrah (3-61) was also unlucky not to bowl David Warner with his first delivery when Warner played on to his stumps, but the bails failed to dislodge. Still, nice to have a collect, even if small.
TOURNAMENT BALANCE: +4.82 units
Originally published as Rising stars to deliver more pain on Proteas