Dale Steyn of South Africa will not be able to play in this match due to injury
On the field of Oval, 3 out of the last five have scored more than 300
Sports desk The first match of the One Day World Cup will be played between England and South Africa on Thursday at the Oval of London. This time the England team is considered to be the strongest contender of the title. Talking about the past one year, he has won 17 ODIs in 25 matches, while in 5 he has lost. The results of the three matches did not come out. During this time he played 13 ODIs on home ground. Of these, he won 11 and lost a match. One match was pending.
South Africa also has a better record. He has won 16 of his 21 ODIs in the last one year, while he lost 5. During this time, it has been better performing abroad too. He has won five out of 8 ODIs. However, his performance on this field has been disappointing.
South Africa win three out of 9 matches at Oval
South Africa have played 9 ODIs so far in the Oval Of these, he has won 3, while losing 6. He played a match for the World Cup on 22 May 1999 on this ground. Then he defeated England by 122 runs.
England: Ian Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Moin Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jopra Archer, Adil Rashid, Tom Karan, Mark Wood, James Vince, Liam Dawson
South Africa: Fifth Duplessis (Captain), Hashim Amla, Quintan Dickak (wicketkeeper), Rasie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andy Fehlukiewo, Dwayne Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Engidae, Imran Tahir, Eden Markram, Tabrez Shamsi, Chris Morris