England vs South Africa: Start time, TV channel and team news for TODAY’S Cricket World Cup opener


ENGLAND are set to get their Cricket World Cup campaign underway with a big match against South Africa.

Eoin Morgan’s side go into their home tournament as favourites and know that both of the previous World Cups were won by the host nation.

England being their quest for Cricket World Cup glory against South Africa
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Australia beat New Zealand in 2015 while India were winners over Sri Lanka in 2011.

What time is England vs South Africa?

England vs South Africa will take place on Thursday, May 30.

The match will commence at 10.30am, or 11.30am in South Africa.

This Cricket World Cup opener will be played at The Oval.

What TV channel is England vs South Africa on and can I live stream it?

England vs South Africa will be live on Sky Sports Cricket.

If you are a Sky Sports subscriber you can stream the match live via your SkyGo account.

If you don’t have Sky Sports, never fear as you can purchase a grab a NOW TV pass from just £8.99 to stream on your mobile, TV box, tablet or PC.

Team news

England squad

Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper), Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

South Africa squad

Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen


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