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Edgbaston Pitch Report: Help for Bowlers Likely In Overcast Conditions At Edgbaston

Cricketnext Staff |June 19, 2019, 9:08 AM IST
Edgbaston Pitch Report: Help for Bowlers Likely In Overcast Conditions At Edgbaston

New Zealand will be facing South Africa in a key clash of the ICC 2019 World Cup on Wednesday at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

This will be the first match of the tournament at the venue. While it is considered as a good batting pitch, seamers will find movement with cloudy weather expected throughout the day. Also with rain likely to cause major interruptions, both teams will be counting upon their pacers to get early wickets.

Side chasing has won four out of the last five encounters at the ground. South Africa don’t have fond memories of the stadium having lost their group game against Pakistan at the Champions Trophy with the DLS method intervening.

The Kiwis have been unbeaten in the tournament so far and will look forward to continuing the winning run. On the other hand, South Africa will be hoping to gain momentum from their first win in the tournament against Afghanistan.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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