Fans can watch the India vs. South Africa cricket match live online and see if the Indian squad can continue to gain its footing in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
After a long and ultimately disastrous visit to Australia that included a string of losses, India came into the World Cup with a considerable lack of momentum. But the defending World Cup champions started the tournament out strong, defeating Pakistan.
Now, the Indian team will move on to a matchup against South Africa. The match starts at 2:30 p.m. local time (3:30 a.m. GMT) from Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Fans who watch the India vs. South Africa cricket match live online will likely see a much tougher test than their first match. The South African team is a stronger fielding team than Pakistan, and Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendlukar believes it will take a total team effort to defeat them.
“They are a terrific fielding side, and it won’t be easy to consistently pick the singles, hitting the ball three-four yards around the fielder,” Tendulkar told Headlines Today.
“The South African unit is far, far superior to Pakistan, especially when it comes to fielding. They are much faster and their throwing arm is far more powerful.”
Tendulkar noted that South Africa has strong batting as well, led by AB de Villiers.
“I think he [de Villiers] is unbelievably talented, and very innovative,” Tendulkar said.
“T20 has also taken his batting to a different level. He’s definitely one of the top batters in the world. I don’t think there is any weakness in him.”
Fans who watch the India vs. South Africa cricket match live online could see a South Africa team playing at a disadvantage. Dale Steyn has been out with a flu, one that bothered him during the team’s opening match against Zimbabwe, and even if he is able to play against India the sickness could affect his play.
Fans who want to watch the India vs. South Africa cricket match live online will have plenty of options. They can tune in to Star Sports. ESPN is also offering live streaming video of all 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup matches, though a fee is required. A full list of places with legal live streaming video of the the India vs. South Africa match online can be found here.
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