Rain plays a role in Protea battle


The start of the World Cup match between South Africa and the Netherlands in Dharamsala, India, is delayed by rainy weather.

Temba Bavuma did win the toss and decided to bowl first. The Protea captain has Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Gerald Coetzee at his disposal.

In cloudy conditions, the Protea fast battery can be very dangerous.

However, the same group of batsmen will want to flex their muscles again in the game – weather permitting of course, added.

Quinton de Kock will open the batting with Bavuma, while Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller make for a formidable boundary hitting group.

The match has meanwhile been shortened to 43 overs per team.

  • Teams:

South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma (captain), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee and Lungi Ngidi.

The Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (captain), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt and Paul van Meekeren.