South Africa vs. West Indies: ICC World Cup 15th Match Preview
South Africa vs. West Indies: ICC World Cup 15th Match Preview

South Africa and West Indies are ready to battle it out in the 15th match of the ICC World Cup in Southampton on Monday. The game is an extremely important one for the Proteas, who are facing an early exit after suffering three consecutive defeats and will likely need to win at least five of the remaining six matches.

The Rose Bowl in Southampton will be used as the venue for the contest, which will be hosting its 25th ODI on Monday. Highest team score of 373-3 at the ground in a 50-over contest was registered by England against Pakistan in 2019, whereas lowest team total of 65 was registered by United States against Australia in 2004. The highest individual score of 189 not out was registered by New Zealand's Martin Guptill in 2013 whereas best bowling figures of 5-29 was registered by West Indies' Merwyn Dillon in 2004.

In the batting department, South Africa will be relying on the likes of in-form wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, captain Faf du Plessis, left-handers David Miller and Jean-Paul Duminy to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and leg-spinner Imran Tahir to provide timely breakthroughs.

On the other hand, West Indies will enter the match relatively high on confidence after securing one win and a very close defeat out of two matches played. In the batting department, the team will be relying on

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Azeem Siddiqui
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