ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: South Africa vs Bangladesh | Match Preview

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South Africa vs Bangladesh Match Preview

The 5th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between South Africa and Bangladesh on Sunday, 2 June.

Bangladesh’s 95-run loss in their second warm-up match against India gave them a reality check and significant positives in the same brief. While their new bowlers exploited the conditions to good effect, troubling the Indian top order, lack of wickets in the middle overs saw the game drift away from their hands. Mushfiqur Rahim’s form with the bat comes in as a great positive, as the wicket-keeper batsman is the mainstay of their middle order.

South Africa ultimately suffered an emphatic defeat against England in their last match. South Africa’s bowlers steadily chipped away at England’s top order before Stokes helped the hosts to rally and reach a highly competitive score of 311 for 8. However, South Africa’s bowling was not that bad against England lineup.

Venue

The 5th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between South Africa and Bangladesh will begin at 03:00 pm IST at The Oval, London on Sunday.

Squads

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Quinton de Kock (Wicket Keeper), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Liton Das (Wicket Keeper), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (Wicket Keeper), Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicket Keeper),  Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.

Key Players of the Match

South Africa: Hashim Amla, the right-hander. After being undone by a vicious Jofra Archer bouncer, Amla’s return to the crease in the 32nd over of the innings came in as a huge relief for South Africa. The right-hander indicated his return to form with sublime half-centuries in both warm-up matches and would be keen to better those performances.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, the No.1 all-rounder in the ICC ODI rankings, has always risen on the big occasions for his team. Apart from Shakib batting skills, the all-rounder’s left-arm spin will be crucial considering the number of right-handers in South Africa’s top-order.

Live Telecast

The live TV broadcast of ICC World Cup 2019 match between South Africa and Bangladesh will be available on Star Sports, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Bangla.

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