New Zealand and South Africa will take the field at Edgbaston in Birmingham with a different set of agendas. While for the Kiwis, they stand a great chance to go atop the points table, while for the South Africans a win will mean secure their dismal ICC World Cup 2019 campaign to a certain extent.
For the Faf du Plessis-led side a win would mean avenging the heartbreaking defeat they received against New Zealand in one of the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2015. Also, a win could see them jump to the fifth place, ahead of Bangladesh. New Zealand, on the other hand, will have their eyes set on the prime position of the points table.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Point Table:
With a thunderous victory against Afghanistan, England have acquired eight points climbed up to the top slot with the virtue of a better run-rate than Australia, who also have eight points in their kitty.
Leading Run Scorer ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:
Courtesy his brilliant unbeaten hundred versus Windies, Shakib Al Hasan has moved to the top spot in the run-getters list. Following him at the second is Australia’s David Warner, Rohit Sharma (3rd spot) and David Warner at the fourth.
Leading Wicket Taker ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:
Owing to his stupendous shows, against Australia and India, Mohammad Amir himself at the top of the wicket-taker’s list. While Australia’s new-ball duo of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are at the second and third position respectively. England’s X-factor Jofra Archer is also in the top five along with Bangladesh’s Mohammad Saifuddin.
With rain affecting heavily in the ongoing World Cup, the points table somehow doesn’t reflect the actual image of the mega event. Many matches have been washed out and teams had to be satisfied with one point each.
Stay tuned to india.com for further more updates on the point tables.