The first match of the world cup is between South Africa vs England. This will be the most amazing match because both sides have equal power. If England has the ability to beat South Africa than South Africa also has some good players who can lead South Africa to victory. Dale styen is the most dangerous player in South Africa. He has a pace of roundabout 148kph and could give a tough time to the South Africa batsmen. Whereas, England has Chris work and Mark wood who can also give a tough time to South Africa batsmen. So, there become Equality between the two teams.
Dale Steyn has been ruled out of WC19 opener:
But now the news came, Dale Steyn has been ruled out for the first ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 against England. Due to this news, there comes an inequality between both teams. This happens because of Dale Styne injury in the Indian Premier League(IPL). In the IPL2019 when he was playing for RCB, He got a long-standing right shoulder injury He had been under observation for all the time.
Today, Coach Ottis Gibson confirmed that he won’t fully fit in time for the tournament opener at the Oval on Thursday. Steyn will remain unfit for the second match, against Bangladesh at the same venue on Sunday. But he is optimistic for his return on the 5 June games against India.
Dale Stey interview to Tabraiz Shamsi:
Steyn did not take part in South Africa’s warm-up against Sri Lanka. But South Africa wins that match even without Dale Steyn. According to reports, He cannot train in full flow, only jogging in with a shortened run-up.
Gibson says when he was training his team “Yet, Steyn is not quite ready. He’s not far away … but yet, not quite,”.He also added We think with a six-week tournament, there is no real need to force the issue.
He also told that “We know he is close and he’s getting closer every day. We will give him as much time as he needs to get ready. We are very sure that he will play against India if he can’t against Bangladesh.”
Graeme Smith a legend from South Africa also reacts to Dale Steyn ruling out of tournament opener:
He told that South Africa is one of the biggest teams who have a potent pace bowling attack. But injuries have been a concern. Even without Steyn, Faf du Plessis has the option to ask Dwaine Pretorius or Chris Morris to step into the attack.
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All this news has been revealed by Icc cricket world official website.