South Africa vs Bangladesh Preview: TSR presents Predicted Playing 11, Toss prediction and Weather report for Match 5 of Cricket World Cup 2019
The ‘Battle of the Crown’ has begun and we have already been treated with with some exceptional cricket from formidable sides, an unpredictable side and a team touted as the ‘Dark Horse’. On Day 4 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, it will be South Africa vs Bangladesh, as the two sides will lock horns at the Kennington Oval, London on Sunday.
The South Africans will be playing their second match tomorrow, after their 104-run loss against the red-hot tournament favourites- England in the first match of the tournament.
Bangladesh on the other hand, were hammered by the formidable Indian side by 95 runs in their second Warm-up match, while their first match against Pakistan was washed away due to rain.
South Africa vs Bangladesh Preview
The formidable South African batting fell apart when they needed it to fire the most on Thursday. While Quinton de Kock carried on with his form with his 68 runs off 74 deliveries, the likes of the experienced Faf Du Plessis and Hashim Amla failed to deliver whilst chasing 311 against England. In fact, apart from de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen (50 off 61), no other batsman was able to take the responsibility of taking their side close to the target.
In the bowling front, it looked like Tahir would get all over the English batting order after the Proteas skipper decided to open the bowling with him. After picking up his wicket just off the second delivery of the match by dismissing Jonny Bairstow, it looked as if someone has found a way through the strong English batting, only for it to turn into a delusion. Rabada looked good up front, but Lungi Ngidi was way too ordinary with the new ball.
Although the bowlers were successful to pick up wickets at regular intervals, as many as 5 English batsmen were able to bring up their half-centuries. Just another testament regarding the strength of the England batting.
Bangladesh,on the other hand, were pretty ordinary with the bat the other day against India. They tried out as many as 9 bowlers, but failed to leave an impression as India plundered them for 359 runs in the 50 overs. Their spinners- Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan bowled at an economy rate of 9.7 and 8.0 respectively.
The pacers- especially Mustafizur Rehman did trouble the batsmen with the new ball, while even dismissing Shikhar Dhawan with a beautiful incoming delivery in the third over. The Bangladesh team is also suffering with quite a many injury woes. Their most experienced batsman, Tamim Iqbal has just injured his wrist, with chances of even a fracture. Other injury concerns are regarding their captain Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman (calf injury) and all-rounder Mahmadullah (shoulder).
Bangladesh displayed an all-round performance, both with bat and ball against the Windies and the Irish side in the recently concluded Tri-nation ODI series. In fact they had not lost even a single match in the entire series and went on to clinch their first ever multi-nation tournament in the One-Day format.
South Africa vs Bangladesh – Predicted Playing 11
Dale Steyn has not been declared fit as yet and is likely to miss tomorrow’s match against Bangladesh. Hashim Amla, after having hit on the helmet, had returned to bat in the later part of the innings vs England the other day. His form will certainly be crucial for South Africa in their World Cup campaign.
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They are more likely to go in with an unchanged side, as there are still many a games to go before the knock-out stage. If at all, Chris Morris might be roped in as all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius’ replacement. But, that too would be too harsh on him, as he was unfortunately run-out in the previous game, thanks to some brilliant fielding in the outfield.
For Bangladesh, pacer Abu Jayed was pretty ordinary in the lone Warm-up match against India, as he went for 41 runs in his 3 overs. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, and the experienced Rubel Hossain are more likely to form the fast-bowling trio.
Tamim Iqbal is their best best in the batting department, but an injured wrist might sway him away from tomorrow’s clash. Thus, in that case it will be the left and right hand combination of Soumya Sarkar and Litton Das- who has been in incredible touch off-late would make the cut.
Mehidy Hasan and veteran all-rounders- Mahmadullah and Shakib Al Hasan should also form the three integral players in the line-up.
South Africa Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (Wk), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf Du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius/Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.
Bangladesh Playing 11
Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmadullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mossadek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
South Africa vs Bangladesh- Pitch and Weather Condition
The temperature is expected to be around 24 degrees Celsius tomorrow at the Kennington Oval in London. With only 10% chance of rain tomorrow, we are likely to have a disruption-free match match at our disposal tomorrow.
Both the Warm-up games at this venue were low scoring ones, with assistance to the seamers first-up. Moreover, with cloud cover predicted tomorrow, the bowlers might expect some returns from the pitch.
The captains have looked to bowl first, and are backing to chase down any total posed in front of them. Moreover with the hype created around the pitches in England being high scoring ones, the bowling team might take advantage of the same. Thus, it might not be a different story tomorrow as far as the toss is concerned.
Where would the match telecast?
The clash between the two sides will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network and Hotstar, and will commence from 03:00 IST.