<पी शैली="पाठ-संरेखण: औचित्य सिद्ध करें;">World champion England is clashing with South Africa in the 20th match of the ICC ODI World Cup being played in India. In this world, both England and South Africa have been victims of upsets. Afghanistan gave a crushing defeat to England. Whereas South Africa had to face defeat at the hands of Netherlands. Now in the World Cup, both the teams will aim to win and remain in the race for the semi-finals. This match is very important for England. A defeat here can make the path to the semi-finals impossible for England.
England started the World Cup as the tournament favourites. But in the very first match, New Zealand defeated England by 9 wickets. Since then, England have not had much chance to recover. Both England’s bowling and batting flopped against Afghanistan. However, the biggest relief for England in the tournament is that its star batsman Ben Stokes will return to the team. Stokes will be included in the playing 11 in place of Livingstone. But this effect will also have to be faced. England will have one less option for spin bowling.
Whereas South Africa had started the tournament very strongly. South Africa’s batsmen were looking in such form that no other team had the courage to stop them. But in just the third match, South Africa’s weakness came to the fore. The lowest ranked team like Netherlands defeated South Africa. Captain Bavuma also admitted that he needs to improve his performance a lot to move ahead in the tournament. If South Africa manages to win against England, then its chances of going to the semi-finals will increase.