Just two days left to start the world cup 2019. Host England will face South Africa in the opening match of the ICC cricket world 2019. Both teams could not win the world cup. So they can try to start the tournament with the winning note. However, before the match, bad news for South Africa as their star bowler Dale Steyn ruled out from this match.
Cricket South Africa head coach Ottis Gibson said,
“He’s not quite ready yet. He’s not far away … but not quite yet. We think with a six-week tournament; there is no real need to force the issue. We know that he is close and he’s getting closer every day. We’ll give him as much time as we can to get him ready. We hope that if not by Sunday then by the India game.”
South African head coach Otti Gibson said that we hope that if not by Sunday then by the India game. Dale Steyn Injured during Indian premier league 2019. Dale Steyn joined Royal Challengers Bangalore in the later half of IPl 2019. He came as the replacement of Nathan Coulter Nile. Styen played only two matches after that he ruled out from the rest of the IPL 2019 due to injury.
Also, Kagiso Rabada injured during the Indian premier league 2019. He could not play IPL 2019 playoff matches. But he declared fit and ready to play the opening match of Icc cricket world cup 2019.
Before the world cup, South Africa played two world warm-up matches. They won first warm-up matches and second match washed out due to rain. South Africa will face India on June 5. Fafa Du Plessis will lead the South Africa side in the world cup 2019.