first_imgSouth Africa will take on West Indies in the 15th match of ICC World Cup 2019 at Southampton on Monday.The Proteas might have had a disastrous start to the World Cup 2019 campaign, they can take inspiration from history to change things.The two heavyweights have met six times in the competition, with South Africa winning four of those matches including the previous three.Jason Holder’s team will be aiming to get back to winning ways having faced a narrow 15-run defeat in a thriller against Australia in their second encounter of World Cup 2019.Recent formRecent form doesn’t matter for the West Indies as they have got all their big names, including the likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, and Shimron Hetmyer, for the World Cup campaign. The Windies have emerged as a dangerous team, as they blew off Pakistan before losing the thriller against Australia.The Proteas, meanwhile, have recorded their worst start in eight World Cup campaigns. After losing their first two matches, to England and Bangladesh, they went down by six wickets to Virat Kohli’s men on June 5.Pitch prediction – The Ageas Bowl, SouthamptonThe Ageas Bowl in Southampton has been a batting paradise in the recent past but last match between India and South Africa saw a low-scoring battle as the batsmen struggled for runs.Rain is predicted for Monday and a little bit of swing can be the only relief for bowlers at Trent Bridge.Playing XI prediction: South Africa vs West IndiesadvertisementWest Indies are unlikely to change the playing XI that lost a close battle against Australia.On the other hand, South Africa may replace Rassie van der Dussen with Aiden Markram. Der Dussen has a groin injury and is unlikely to feature against West Indies.South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (captain), Aiden Markram, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz ShamsiWest Indies: Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Jason Holder (captain), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane ThomasAlso Read | Class act: Darren Lehmann lauds Virat Kohli as India captain stops fans from booing Steve SmithAlso See:last_img

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