The fifth fixture of the ICC 2019 World Cup will witness South Africa taking on Bangladesh at Kennington Oval, London. After being hammered in their previous encounter by England, South Africa will be hoping to bounce back in this crunch game while Bangladesh will look to open their World Cup 2019 account with a win over the Proteas. We can expect another high-voltage drama when these two unpredictable sides will go head-to-head tomorrow.
South Africa started their World Cup campaign on a forgettable note when the hosts, England registered a thumping 104-run win against them in the inaugural match. Faf du Plessis must be willing to lead his batting lineup by example on these flat English tracks. Quinton de Kock(68) and Rassie van der Dussen(50) made the only contribution with the bat while other batsmen found unusual ways to get out. The lack of experience was quite evident in the opening match when South Africa failed to pounce on the opportunity even after finding the England side on the back foot. The Proteas would be eyeing to register their first win in this World Cup campaign heading into their second fixture.
Bangladesh, on the contrary, can be the most vulnerable yet unpredictable side in this edition of the World Cup. Masrafe Mortaza has a balanced squad with the right combination of youth and experience which can surprise many teams in this World Cup. With match winners like Tamim Iqbal, Shakib-al-Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman in their ranks, the Asian outfit certainly has the talent, but it’s their temperament which will be tested in this long tournament.
Date: Sunday, 2nd June 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
League: ICC World Cup 2019
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Avg 1st Innings score: 247
Avg 2nd Innings score: 213
Highest Total: 398/5 (50 Ov) by NZ vs Eng
Lowest Total: 103/10 (41 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Highest Chased: 322/3 (48.4 Ov) by SL vs IND
Lowest Defended: 241/10 (49.4 Ov) by PAK vs Eng
- Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the tournament following his injury.
- Aiden Markram might be given another chance at the number-3 spot.
- Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar will complement each other at the top of the order.
- Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan will be the X-factor for the Bangladesh tigers in this tournament.
Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir
Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal
- Quinton de Kock
- Faf du Plessis
- Kagiso Rabada
- Tamim Iqbal
- Shakib al Hasan
- Mustafizur Rahman
Probable Playing XI
Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram / Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (C), JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib-al-Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(WK), Md. Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman /Mosaddek, Masrfe Mortaza(C), Mehidy Hasan, Saifuddin/Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman