India is about to begin their 2019 Cricket World Cup campaign against South Africa in Southampton while New Zealand will take on Bangladesh in the second double header match day of the tournament.
India is starting later than the other nine teams competing for the World Cup because of the Indian Premier League, which ended on 12 May.
South Africa suffered back-to-back defeats against England and Bangladesh since the start of tournament and has yet to win a match.
To make matters worse, senior speedster Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury and has been replaced by Beuran Hendricks.
New Zealand will stick to an unchanged line-up as they seek to build momentum in their second match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against a fired-up Bangladesh during the first day and night match of the tournament at The Oval in London.
The match will be the first between the sides since Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand was cut short in March after a gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 at two mosques in Christchurch.