There is a lot of confidence for the South Africa squad as they prepare for this week’s match with West Indies in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Their match-up is one that holds a lot of intrigue and could go a long way in pool play. Make sure to watch the match streaming live online from the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Both teams have already tasted defeat in this World Cup, and they are looking to avoid another early loss.
South Africa won their opening match against Zimbabwe by 62 runs in an impressive victory. After that, they took on India and were totally outmatched as they lost by 130 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
West Indies lost their opener against Ireland by four wickets in what many are already calling the upset of the World Cup. They have rebounded nicely, though, as they defeated Pakistan by 150 runs and then Zimbabwe by 73 runs.
CricBuzz is reporting that South Africa has had a recent series win over West Indies, and it’s done a lot to boost their confidence. Faf du Plessis said the team will draw from that good showing for the Cricket World Cup match.
“Whatever we did against them in South Africa means absolutely nothing… What we can do is draw confidence from that series win at home. From their perspective, they lost to us quite badly. But, we have to be on top of our game on Friday and if we are not, they are the kind of team that will beat you on that day.”
South Africa was dealt a blow, though, as fast bowler Vernon Philander was ruled out for the match against West Indies, per ESPN Cric Info. He’s also doubtful against Ireland next week after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain.
The match between South Africa vs. West Indies is scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (03:30 GMT) on Friday, February 27, at the the Sydney Cricket Ground.
ESPN will begin online streaming at 10 p.m. E.S.T. on Thursday, February 26, but that is just one option to watch South Africa vs. West Indies live. ESPN does charge a fee to watch all of the matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, so be aware of that.
Some of the other options include CricHD, PTV Sports, Sky Sports 2, or Star Sports, and these will be good to check out South Africa vs. West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. You will be able to enjoy any of these streaming options to watch the match live and not miss a moment of the action.
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