highlights 165 – the most number of runs in India vs South Africa contests in World Cup. Jacques Kallis holds the record for most runs, having hit 96 and 69 in two World Cup contests in 1999 and 2011.307 – The highest score in contests between India and South Africa in World Cups. India smashed that score in the 2015 World Cup in Melbourne. South Africa has also hit 300 in the 2011 World Cup in Nagpur.137 – The highest individual score in World Cup clashes between India and South Africa. Dhawan holds the record when he smashed the Proteas in Melbourne in 2015.9 – Number of wins for India in all ICC contests against South Africa. In the World Cup, India has won only once but in the ICC Champions Trophy and the World T20, India have won four games apiece.6 – the most number of wickets in India vs South Africa contests by a bowler in World Cups. Dale Steyn leads the pack.1 – Only one five-wicket haul has been taken in contests between India and South Africa in the World Cup. Steyn took 5/50 in the 2011 World Cup clash in Nagpur. New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team will begin their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 quest against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton and they will be determined to get their campaign off to a great start. The South African side are currently low on confidence, having lost two of their games against England and Bangladesh. Faf du Plessis’ side are currently reeling with injuries to Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi while both the batting and bowling have not clicked as a unit. When it comes to South Africa and India in ICC World Cups, the Proteas hold a slight advantage but when it comes to overall encounters, India holds a massive edge. Here are some of the key numbers in contests between India and South Africa.3 – Number of wins for South Africa in four ICC Cricket World Cup encounters. South Africa won in 1992, 1999 and 2011 but India won their last encounter in the 2015 World Cup in Melbourne.2 – Number of centuries in World Cup contests between India and South Africa. Only India’s batsmen have hit centuries against South Africa in the World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar was the first with 111 in the 2011 clash in Nagpur while Shikhar Dhawan blasted 137 in Melbourne in 2015. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India has beaten South Africa only once in World Cups.India has a 9-4 record in all ICC contests against South Africa.Dale Steyn is the only bowler to take five wickets vs India in World Cups.
Fantasy gunJames Tedesco (WFB, $483,000): Tries, tackle breaks, run metres – James Tedesco gives you exactly what you want in an NRL Fantasy fullback. The fact the Wests Tigers No.1 is also a gifted playmaker – producing a dozen try assists last year – is icing on the cake. He’s had his problems with injury (he’s only managed to play 20 or more games once in his four full seasons in the NRL) but he looks likely to be the dominant winger/fullback in Fantasy this season, particularly if his chief rival Cameron Munster shifts to the halves for Melbourne to accommodate the returning Billy Slater.WildcardsMatt Ballin (HOK, $214,000): He’s not getting any younger but if he’s fit and starting for the Tigers in 2017, Matt Ballin will be an absolute bargain in NRL Fantasy. He was practically a non-factor in an injury-affected 2016 campaign, making him a steal at the start of the new season at $214,000. Ballin averaged 39 points per game in 2015, which corresponds to a value of about $370,000. But after an injury-wrecked season and with time not on his side, will a youngster like Jacob Liddle get the nod ahead of him at hooker?Mitch Moses (HLF, $375,000): A revelation for the Tigers at the end of the 2016 season, Mitch Moses is an interesting Fantasy prospect this year. He’s a tricky option as he’s always a risk of dropping points through errors or missed tackles, but on his day can be a great value buy. In the last six rounds of 2016 he averaged 54 points a game; before that his average was 34. Will he carry on that brilliant late-season form in 2017, or revert back to his old self? Traditionally, consistency is not his strength – last season he had three scores in the teens, four in the 20s, four in the 30s, eight in the 40s, one in the 50s and three 70+ efforts. No doubt he’s a gamble, but he could be a gamble worth taking.Cash cowJamal Idris (CTR, $194,000): He’s big, he’s talented, and he’s pretty much a mystery now that he’s back in rugby league after departing the Panthers in 2015. It’s unclear at this stage what role Idris will play at the Tigers in 2017 – a bench spot looks more likely than a starting role in the centres with Kevin Naiqama and Tim Simona already doing a good job there – but the key factor for Fantasy coaches is Idris’s cheap starting price of $194,000. That means if he can manage to eke out scores in the high 20s he should be able to earn about $100,000 in price rises – but getting enough game time will be vital.2017 NRL Fantasy prices James Tedesco (WFB, $483,000)David Nofoaluma (WFB, $436,000)Aaron Woods (FRF, $435,000)Elijah Taylor (2RF, $399,000)Mitchell Moses (HLF, $375,000)Sauaso Sue (2RF, FRF, $346,000)Kevin Naiqama (CTR, $345,000)Chris Lawrence (2RF, $341,000)Tim Grant (FRF, $338,000)Kyle Lovett (2RF, $313,000)Ava Seumanufagai (FRF, $308,000)Luke Brooks (HLF, $293,000)Tim Simona (CTR, $269,000)Josh Aloiai (2RF, $231,000)Jordan Rankin (WFB, $225,000)Jacob Liddle (HOK, $221,000)Joel Edwards (2RF, $215,000)Matt Ballin (HOK, $214,000)Jamal Idris (CTR, $194,000)Jack Littlejohn (HLF, $179,000)JJ Felise (FRF, $176,000)Michael Chee-Kam (2RF, CTR, $158,000)Justin Hunt (WFB, $143,000)Matt McIlwrick (HOK, $143,000)Dallas Graham (FRF, $138,000)Rod Griffin (FRF, $138,000)Nathan Milone (CTR, $138,000)