Who will win Ind vs SA Champions Trophy 2017, 11th Match?
India and South Africa will go head-to-head in the 11th match of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in a bid to make it to the semi-finals. This penultimate group-stage fixture is scheduled to be played on June 11 at the Kennington Oval, London with live action to begin at 10:30 AM local time. The winner of this match will advance further in the tournament while the loser will be eliminated.
Ind vs SA CT 2017: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Star Sports 1, Fox Sports, SkySports, Channel 9
Live Streaming: Hotstar, Bet365, Foxtel
There is a big toss bias at the Kennington Oval as the side batting second here has won 11 of the past 15 one-day internationals. So taking into consideration the weather conditions and the fact that the pitch tends to offer assistance to bowlers early on, the toss-winning skipper is more likely to bowl first in this match.
Read on for team previews, latest betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Ind vs SA, Champions Trophy 2017....
India Team News & Playing 11
There are no reports of injuries in the Indian camp and the team is likely to go unchanged into this game.
Shikhar Dhawan is continuing to better his batting record in the ICC tournaments. With scores of 68 and 125 in the two games, the opener seems to be the man in form for India. His partner Rohit Sharma too has played big knocks on both the occasions and the two will be backed by the team to stitch another solid opening partnership against South Africa. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have not been easy to deal with so far and India will have high hopes pinned on the pace duo.
India's seven-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the last game was their second defeat in the five one-day internationals they have played so far this year. Their batting has stood up to its reputation this Champions Trophy, having posted scores in excess of 300 in both the matches. The team will however be disappointed with their bowling effort the other day against Sri Lanka.
India Predicted Playing 11
V Kohli (c), RG Sharma, S Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), HH Pandya, KM Jadhav, RA Jadeja, B Kumar, UT Yadav, JJ Bumrah
South Africa Team News & Playing 11
There are no injury concerns for the South African team ahead of this must-win clash with India. The selectors are likely to retain their faith in the eleven that lost the rain-affected last game against Pakistan.
With AB de Villiers out of form, the onus will be on Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis to get the big runs against India. Both scored 103 and 75 respectively at this ground against Sri Lanka in their opening game and South Africa will want these two batsmen to replicate their performance on Sunday. Imran Tahir claimed a four-wicket haul in that game on a surface that was not conducive for spin bowling. The legspinner along with Morne Morkel who bowled his heart out against Pakistan will be the key figures in the South African bowling lineup.
After kicking off their Champions Trophy campaign on a positive note with a 96-run bashing of Sri Lanka, South Africa were left stunned by Pakistan in their second game as they suffered a big batting collapse. The Proteas have now faced three defeats in their previous five ODIs.
South Africa Predicted Playing 11
AB de Villiers (c), Q de Kock (wk), HM Amla, F du Plessis, DA Miller, JP Duminy, WD Parnell, CH Morris, K Rabada, M Morkel, Imran Tahir
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
India: L W L W W
South Africa: L W W L L
India vs South Africa Head to Head in ODIs
India and South Africa have played 73 one-day internationals against each other with the latter leading the scoreline 45-28. The two teams last met in India for a five-match ODI series in 2015 which South Africa won 3-2 by clinching the final match by 214 runs. This is the first time that India and South Africa will be going head-to-head in an ODI at the Kennington Oval.
India vs South Africa Betting Odds
Both India and South Africa were among the favorites to win the title before the start of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 but now only one of them will be going ahead in the tournament. They are both tied at odds of 1.95 with betfair and the reason for this is that both the teams are evenly matched. However, bet365 who have India at 1.80 are offering slightly higher odds of 2 on South Africa. This could be because of the dismal batting performance of the Proteas in their last game against Pakistan. But being the no. 1 ODI side in the world, they are still good value at 2 with Bet365.
India vs South Africa Prediction
The last time these two teams met in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in England, it was India who got the better of South Africa and so they will be taking a lot of confidence from that win. However, the latter have played much more ODI cricket this year and have a superior win-loss ratio. And while India lost their last match against Sri Lanka at this ground, South Africa had demolished the same opponents at the very same ground earlier in the tournament. Moreover, the Proteas boast a healthy record against India whom they have beaten 8 times in their previous 12 attempts. Although India do have the requisite resources to overcome any team in the world, we predict South Africa to avenge their 2013 Champions Trophy defeat and march into the semi-finals.
Final Verdict: Back South Africa to beat India in the Group B match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at 1.95 with betfair and 2 with bet365.