Dev led the team during India's 1983 World Cup triumph. India defeated West Indies in the final by 43 runs. In this edition of the premier tournament, the team will be led by Virat Kohli, who atop the ICC ODI rankings.
Chasing a target of 331, South Africa got off to a steady start. Both the openers, Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram, played some brilliant shots and formed a 49-run partnership. However, in the 10th over, De Kock got run out after scoring 23 runs.
The 29-year-old etched his name on the Lord's honour board after notching 6/82 along with a half-century to post a memorable victory for the MS Dhoni captained team's match against England in 2014, in his first overseas tour with India.
Bangladesh have improved in multi-nation tournaments. The team had qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2015 edition and finished as semi-finalists of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Along with Warner, Smith will also play in his first game since the 2018 scandal. The right-hander will feature in the middle-order with all-rounders Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell. That would leave Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson and Nathan Lyon jostling for one spot.
West Indies faced Pakistan in the second match of the World Cup. Elworthy stated that they delivered over 700,000 tickets to more than 120 countries but the ones who did not get the tickets will get a refund.
Pakistan, the team which won their only World Cup in 1992 under the leadership of Imran Khan, will aim to break their ten-match losing streak in ODI cricket. They were white-washed by Australia earlier this year and more recently they were handed a 4-0 drubbing by England ahead of the World Cup.
Many cricketing legends like Viv Richards, Anil Kumble, Jacques Kallis were involved in the opening ceremony. Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai represented Pakistan.