India have never beaten South Africa in World Cup in 3 times. Now again change in WC 2015 on February 22, they will aim to change history.
India opened title defence with a convincing 76-run win over Pakistan in Adelaide. This ensured an unbeaten record over the neighbours in World Cup history, with a 6-0 advantage.
Kohli played 13 matches against the South Africa, Kohli's best has been 87 not out in January 2011. No century against South Africa.
India Vs South Africa World Cup Stats:
• India have never beaten South Africa in World Cup. All 3 previous meetings (1992, 99, 2011) have resulted in losses.
•This will be the first match without Tendulkar. He played in all 3.
•Tendulkar is the only Indian to have scored a century against South Africa in World Cup. He hit 111 in 2011.
•Tendulkar is the highest run scorer for India Vs SA in World Cup. He has 153 runs in 3 innings.
•Harbhajan Singh with 3 wickets (best - 3/53 in 2011) is the leading wicket-taker for India.
•For SA, Jacques Kallis is the leading run scorer with 165 runs.
•No SA batsman has scored a ton against India in World Cup. The best is 96 by Kallis in 1999.
•Dale Steyn is the only bowler to have taken a five-wicket haul. He had 5/50 in 2011 and is SA's leading bowler Vs India with 5 scalps in 1 game.
•South Africa's former batsman Gary Kirsten, who coached India to World Cup glory in 2011, is now his home team's consultant.
•Kapil Dev has the highest batting strike rate for India with 144.82 (42 off 29, 3x4, 1x6) in 1992.