Afghanistan vs. South Africa: World Cup Match 21 Preview

Afghanistan vs. South Africa: World Cup Match 21 Preview

South Africa will look to secure their first win when they face Afghanistan in the 21st match of 2019 World Cup at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Saturday. At this ground the average 1st inning score is 271 while the highest score chased is 302 while doing so. Pacers have dominated in this ground where they haven taken 80 percent of the wickets.

While looking at the team performance first comes South Africa, who have a lot more strength in both the batting as well as in bowling departments. However, despite that, they are still searching for their first win in the World Cup as their main bowlers got hit by their injuries. Looking at their batting depth, batsmen like Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, and Rassie van der Dussen have already struck a half-century each in the tournament and will be the key batsmen against Afghanistan. While bowlers like Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, and Imran Tahir each picked four wickets to their name and will play a key role in registering their first win in the tournament.

On the other hand, Afghanistan, who are underdogs in this World Cup, are searching for their first World Cup win to make history, even if the chances look slim against South Africa. Moreover, Afghan bowlers managed to pick just 16 wickets in three matches where they heavily depend on their spinners in a condition where pacers get more advantage. Pacer Aftab Alam claimed three wickets in his previous

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