South Africa v West Indies match rained off

Roddy Estwick is confident the West Indies can defeat South Africa

Roddy Estwick is confident the West Indies can defeat South Africa

South Africa vs West Indies, LIVE Score, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Searching for their maiden win in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup, Faf du Plessis' South Africa will face West Indies at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on Monday.

The West Indies, who beat Pakistan before losing to Australia, have three points from as many games.

South Africa have needed some much-needed good news in the ongoing World Cup where nearly everything is going against them. West Indies, meanwhile, will lock horns with hosts England in Southampton on 14 June. We need to start playing better cricket, more consistent, more solid cricket. But we can't control the weather. "It didn't have a big impact", said Du Plessis, of the revelations De Villiers had offered to join the World Cup group.

"Yeah, it was a really good start again by the bowlers, it's unfortunate the weather came", Holder said.

There didn't seem to be much prospect of any batsmen getting themselves in on a tricky deck, however.

Seamer Sheldon Cottrell (2-18 in 4 overs) removed Hashim Amla (6) and Aiden Markram (5), both edged behind the wicket, but opener Quinton de Kock (17 not out) looked in good touch before the rain came.

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"Generally when you are chasing, it always favours the team batting second", he said. "This is a small thing for a friendship that goes so way back".

"We do feel like the news came into the camp and just went through the team. Maybe the story has just got a bit of a different script".

The South Africans were hoping to turn around their campaign after losses to England, Bangladesh and India to open the tournament but did not get the positive start they needed, with veteran Amla continuing to struggle. "We are playing fearless cricket, so it doesn't matter who we play". "We're making them remember when they played well and that you can't just become bad players in a week". They bowled out the Pakistanis for 105 in the opening encounter and dismissed the Aussies for 288 both times at Trent Bridge. "We probably have to win every game going forward", he said.

South Africa's chance of redemption evaporated when their West Indies clash was called off due to rain in Southampton.

They were positioned in ninth place of points table having aimless all their first three matches where Faf Du Plessis and team had been war following some cause offense regarding and they pretension to acquire assertion in winning ways. "I spoke to the coach and the selectors the next day, and we all agreed it was too late to change the team", he added. "Right now, for us, we need to focus on our performance".

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