ICC Champions Trophy 2017, IND vs RSA 11th Match Live Score Ball By Ball Highlights Result 11th June :- “The team that can have the most composure, I would say, to sum it up, will have a better chance of winning the game tomorrow.” Virat Kohli’s words in the pre-match press conference on Saturday plays important role in the quarter-final round against South Africa on Sunday, and it was a crucial match in ICC events.
With both teams extravagance, the momentum gained from their victories their campaigns of victory has been started. The equation at the moment is pretty simple — both remaining games in Group B are knockout games, with all four teams on two points apiece.
Few would have imagined the top two sides in world cricket battle to the death for a spot in the semi-finals, ahead of the tournament. Defending champions India and top-ranked ODI team South Africa were easily the favorites for finishing as the top two teams in the group, and one would have even expected the two sides to meet in the summit clash.
IND vs RSA Live Score 11th Match ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Then again, uncertainties are made any sport especially, cricket match glorious, and the resurgence of both Pakistan and Sri Lanka made the things captivating in this ‘group of death’. Now, every team has an equal chance of making it to the next stage, and this also brings some changes in the tournament.
South Africa hold the clear periphery over the Indians when it comes to the head-to-head record, leading them 45-28 in the 76 matches the two have contested in so far. The rivalry between the two sides is more even when it comes to ICC events.
While India snapped their losing run to the Proteas in the ICC World Cup in the 2015 edition, Kohli and Co enjoy a 3-0 record against them in the Champions Trophy, having beaten them perfectly from the last edition of the tournament in 2013.
The Indians will be looking to make a change this time in this heading game, bringing Ravichandran Ashwin into the mix due to the presence of three left-handed batsmen in the likely South African team. Ashwin is having some of the best runs on his kitty in the recent times — suffering a hunch during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, before opting out of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Despite being overlooked for the first two games of the tournament, a player will be having their perfect strategy for the game. Fielding wise Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja together can South Africa’s weakness against spin to the fore once again and there are some expectations fans can have from Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez, after opting to bat against Pakistan.
The impetus was never with them thereafter as they lost regular wickets, they were also restricted to 219. For India to do the same, Jadeja will need to fire alongside Ashwin after looking off-colour against Sri Lanka.
The other aspect that the Indians must rectify is they must need to give powerful act in the innings as the tournament requires so. India has been the slowest in the tournament so far and in the run-rate on their first 10 overs of the match. While openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have helped India get to felt their presences at the tournament so far, putting up partnerships of 136 and 138, their slow approach might have resulted in the Indians falling short by 15-20 odd runs.
Skipper Kohli showed promise of returning to his old glory with the bat during his unbeaten 81 against Pakistan. But his five-ball duck against Sri Lanka will be bringing him back and gave his critic more fodder to target him.
What adds to the challenge that Kohli faces in the upcoming game is the fact that his record against the South Africans (39.68) is his lowest amongst all 10 Test-playing nations.
In the South African camp, captain AB de Villiers really delivers a good job with his bat and enjoying captaincy, though his recent records would show the fact. Much like Kohli, Ab de Villiers is the pillar in the South African and they are in the lineup at the batting.
His ability to shift gears in the blink of an eye can create somehow difficulties and confusion for the opposition. Ab de Villiers is also most feared batsman in limited-overs cricket. His form in the IPL isn’t particularly worth a mention here, and his performance against Pakistan was massive, the first in his 12-year ODI career, this time but he failed to perform.
“I’m still in good form. Still hitting the ball well, as always. It’s just a matter of going out and doing it,” is what de Villiers was quoted as saying and this will be a big-ticket match. What might ease his act in the game is his excellent strike-rate against the Indians (111.21) in ODIs, the second highest for a batsman against an opposition against which he at least faced 1,000 balls.
Quinton de Kock is the other batsman that the Indians need to watch out. The wicket-keeper batsman has been in powerful form for fairly some time now and has been responsible for guiding the South Africans to with good starts they have in their kitty. With his exploits helping him sweep the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Awards that were held last month.
His average of 74.11 against the Indians is the highest for any batsman with a minimum of 500 runs against the ‘Men in Blue’, and the wicket-keeper batsman is hopeful to improve that record in this game.
It might be a tough prospect to predict the winner of this game, but we can see most of the teams this time giving good performance at the cricket champions’ trophy. But fans will be loved to see a quality contest in the match and eventually teams will come as a winner.
South Africa: AB de Villiers has declared himself fit for the game. South Africa really works hard for this game. The loss in the previous game can give some contemplation, but given that they lost a rain-shortened game, it’s unlikely that they are going to tip the balance of the side that and it obviously worked well for them.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Wayne Parnell, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir
India: Virat Kohli and Co. might have some more thinking to do than and the counterparts after the loss against Sri Lanka, mainly with the balance of their bowling line-up. R Ashwin being included in place of a pacer is a possibility that they will wrestle with hard.
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
When: June 11, 2017, at 10:30 AM Local Time
Venue: The Oval, London
Who win won the match 🙂 🙂