India going to meet South Africa 11th match of of ICC Champions trophy 2017 on 12 June at the Oval. India’s expertise batting lineup can put immense pressure on all of the South African bowlers to perform. South Africa played three match in Champions Trophy and lost all three of its previous games against India. AB de Villiers scored six centuries and five half-centuries against India with an average of 53.29 at a strike rate of 111.21. South Africa made highest total 438 in Mumbai in October 2015 against India where three batsmen scored centuries.
IND – RSA 11th Match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Match: India Vs South Africa
Group: Group B
Date: Sunday, June 12
Venue: The Oval, London
Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Manish Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Jasprit Bumrah.
South Africa Squad:
Jean-Paul Duminy, Wayne Parnell, Faf du Plessis, Vernon Philander, Hashim Amla, Theunis de Bruyn, Kagiso Rabada, Stephen Cook, Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Duanne Olivier, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj.
Head to Head: South Africa and India played 73 match against each other. South Africa leads the tally with 45 wins compared to the 28 wins by India. South Africa won (21-5), while India showed better result in subcontinent conditions (15-13).
12 Oct 2016: RSA v Australia at Cape Town – Proteas won by 31 runs
9 Oct 2016: RSA v Australia at Port Elizabeth – Proteas won by 6 wickets
5 Oct 2016: RSA v Australia at Durban – Proteas won by 4 wickets
2 Oct 2016: RSA v Australia at Johannesburg – Proteas won by 142 runs
30 Sep 2016: RSA v Australia at Centurion – Proteas won by 6 wickets
Jan 15, 2017: IND v England at Pune – India won by 3 wickets
Oct 29, 2016: IND v N. Zealand – India won by 190 runs
Oct 26, 2016: IND v N. Zealand – Black caps won by 19 runs
Oct 23, 2016: IND v N. Zealand – India won by 7 wickets
Oct 20, 2016: IND v N. Zealand – Black caps won by 6
Prediction: Both are favourite of this tournament as well. On the basis of the venue, should keep ahead the team of AB D Villiers due to similar pitch and environment of them at England. Specially, Proteas play far better in English ground. Cause of better batting and bowling lineups including a balanced team, should give favoure to Proteas. Batting lineup is the main strength of Indian cricket team those have ability to make the game anywhere. But their records in English ground isn’t so well indeed. Overall statistics, performance and skill giving 70% priority to Proteas and may the team of Virat lose the only match of group stage against them.