South Africa vs Afghanistan, Match 21 ICC World Cup Live Score 15 June 2019
Since this is the first day-night game at Sophia Gardens in this tournament, Kau has picked up something different with the way team's practised - South Africa had an unusually extended high catching drills at specific parts of the long square boundary here two days ago. The word from the team is that this Cardiff stadium isn't equally illuminated under the lights with certain pockets curiously less brighter than the others. Just something to hold on to in case you see catches go down later in the evening.
Cricbuzz's agent, Kaushik, has more inputs on the Proteas' team - "South Africa practised under lights two days out from the game but their afternoon session yesterday was washed out . Lungi though was at the indoor nets getting more deliveries under his belt. But SA are happy not to rush him because of what Beuran Hendricks did in the nets the previous day - pinged a few batsmen on the gloves ! #Sharp". He further spots, "Lungi and JP not partaking in the fielding drills too. Guess they wont be playing this one".
|South Africa vs Afghanistan, Match 21 ICC World Cup Live Score 15 June 2019|
These two sides may be miles apart in terms of ODI accomplishments but find themselves strangely squeezed next to each other at the bottom of the points table. Afghan expectations have been dampened by green tops and the English weather, while South Africa's propensity for internal chaos has been placed to one side by a weirdly restorative point against West Indies in Southampton.
Afghanistan (From): Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib(c), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali khil(w), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Asghar Afghan
South Africa (From): Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jean-Paul Duminy