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10 Jul 2019 by TSZ

The Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 – South Africa vs Trinidad and Tobago Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is South Africa vs Trinidad and Tobago taking place? Friday 12th July, 2019 – 17:25 (UK)

Where is South Africa vs Trinidad and Tobago taking place? M&S Banks Arena, Liverpool

What television channel is South Africa vs Trinidad and Tobago on? This match will be televised live on Sky Sports Action

Where can I stream South Africa vs Trinidad and Tobago? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for South Africa vs Trinidad and Tobago? https://www.ticketquarter.co.uk/NetballWorldCup/online/default.asp

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTH AFRICA

  • South Africa’s head coach Norma Plummer has named a strong squad for the World Cup that will be captained by Bongiwe Pretty Msomi and they will be confident of contending for a medal in Liverpool.
  • South Africa are fifth in the world rankings and they had a notable victory over England in the Quad Series at the beginning of the year and they have continued to improve since Plummer took over.
  • 32-year-old centre Erin Burger boasts 115 international caps for South Africa and she will be competing in her fourth World Cup in Liverpool, and they will be motivated to get a win under their belts in what is one of the tougher groups on paper.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

  • Trinidad and Tobago finished third in Pool A with one solitary victory over Barbados and ended up finishing ninth overall at the 2015 World Cup in Sydney, as they aim to improve on that finish this time around.
  • Rhonda John-Davis will set a world record for the number of World Cup appearances when she makes her sixth appearance in Liverpool and the captain will be a key figure for the team along with Samantha Wallace who has been a standout player for the NSW Swifts.
  • Trinidad and Tobago qualified for the 2019 World Cup in Liverpool by remaining undefeated in the Americas regional qualifiers but they have some tough opponents in their group and none harder than this opening match.

THE PREDICTION

South Africa are five places above Trinidad and Tobago in the world rankings, but they will not face an easy game in their opening fixture of the World Cup. South Africa will rely on key players such as Bongiwe Msomi and expect them to have enough quality to edge past and beat the calypso girls in the opening game but it could be closer than many expect.

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