Eoin Morgan's England cricket team will be determined to get their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign off on a winning note against South Africa at The Oval. (Image credit: Twitter)
England and South Africa will start off the tournament in the opening game at The Oval. For England, this will not be the first time where they will feature in the opening game of the Cricket World Cup. For South Africa, this will only be their second time that they have featured in the opening game of this quadrennial event. While England has made it to the World Cup finals three times, South Africa has been knocked out in the semi-final stage four times. Both teams have never won the World Cup title and this gives them the perfect opportunity to break the jinx. England and South Africa have clashed in the World Cup six times.
3- Number of times England and South Africa have won against each other in the ICC Cricket World Cup. While England won the first two encounters, South Africa won the next three before England won the 2011 World Cup.
5 - Number of England players who have hit a fifty against South Africa in World Cups. Graham Hick's 83 is the highest individual score.
4 - Number of South Africa players who have hit a fifty against England in World Cups. Graeme Smith's 89* is the highest individual score for South Africa against England.
1 - There has been only one five-wicket haul in World Cup contests between England and South Africa. Andrew Hall took 5/18 in the 2007 World Cup in Barbados.
0 - No centuries have been scored by any batsmen from South Africa and England in World Cup clashes between the two teams.
2 - Only two times that 200+ score has been registered in contests between England and South Africa. England has the highest score in World Cup contests with 252/6 in the 1992 World Cup semi-final in Sydney.
4 – Only one England bowler has taken a four-wicket haul in World Cups against South Africa. Stuart Broad took 4/15 in England’s six-run win against the Proteas in the 2011 World Cup encounter in Chennai.
103 – The lowest score in contests between England and South Africa in World Cups. England was bundled out for that score at The Oval in 1999.