Such a pity and Australia and South Africa who, over the years, have produced one of the greatest rivalries in cricket, will feature in a game of no consequence at Manchester on Saturday. Twenty years back in England, these two sides produced back-to-back fascinating games which concluded in the Edgbaston humdinger. Things have been drastically different this time.
One of the most-awaited clashes of the World Cup, Australia vs New Zealand, will take place at Lord's on Saturday. The two sides last met in a World Cup match in the 2015 final at Melbourne, where the Aussies easily thumped New Zealand. Traditionally too Australia have had the upper hand over the Kiwis, so Kane Williamson will be keen to change history.