The main event of World Cup 2019 will kick off on May 30. The first match will be played between the third-ranked team South Africa and the No.1 team England at The Oval. The match will begin at 10.30 local time.

TV Telecast and live streaming info

Sky Sports will broadcast the match in England. SuperSport will broadcast in South Africa. In India, one can watch it on Star Sports and online streaming will be available on

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The opening ceremony will be held at The Mall on Wednesday.

Andrew Flintoff and comedian Paddy McGuinness are the hosts.

Team News:

South Africa have done good enough since their last defeat against India. They also beat Sri Lanka comfortably in their first warm-up match. But there are issues for concern with injuries. They will miss the veteran Dale Steyn in the first two matches.

Kagiso Rabada has to lead the pace attack along with Lungi Ngidi. But Both of them are also prone to injuries so they have to be careful while being destructive.

There is Imran Tahir who can be a key factor. Hashim Amla's return to form along with a good showcase of Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, and the talented Rassie van der Dussen is a positive for South Africa.

England will start their campaign as the most favorite team. They have the home condition in their favor. Eoin Morgan will be joining the team after missing the warm-up matches due to injury.

England cannot boast about the bowling attach the have. But all eyes will be on Jofra Archer. Archer has the ability to run through a line-up. Although England will miss Alex Hales, they have James Vince.

Pitch and Weather:

Batting friendly pitch and England will be expected to go on from the very first ball. Cloudy weather and a dry day; although one can expect a bit of sunlight at times as well.