After receiving thrashing defeat against England, South Africa will be looking to bounce back when they meet Bangladesh on 2nd June 2019 at Kennington Oval, London. The match will be live form 3:00 pm IST.
South Africans are going to be playing three matches in the opening week of the cricket world cup. They have already lost one against England and have another tough encounter against India as well. This makes their game against Bangladesh very crucial. The Proteas lost their first match by 104 runs. The positives from the match were Ngidi, Tahir and Rabada getting some wickets but was not able to bowl economical spell. Quinton de Kock scored 68 runs off 74 balls and Van der Dussen also scored 50. Rest all the batting line up failed miserably. Faf du Plessis and Amla need to take more responsibility against Bangladesh to ensure that the team does well.
Player To Watch Out For – Kagiso Rabada
Bangladesh will enter the tournament with the tag of underdogs. The team surprisingly reached the quarterfinals of World Cup 2015 after that team hadn’t done much. The big challenge for Bangladesh is going to be getting its bowling sorted out. Mustafizur is doing good but needs other bowlers to support him. The experienced players like Shakib, Rahim and Mortaza need to take responsibility for the team to do well. The bad news for Bangladesh is that Tamim got injured in the practice and will have to pass the fitness test before the match against South Africa. Bangladesh also suffered a loss against India in the warm-up games. So the team has to really up their game against the Proteas to turn the table.
Player To Watch Out For – Shakib Al Hasan
The pitch at the Oval was bouncy but did not have the pace that it usually does. The groundsman would have had a couple of days in between matches to fix that and we could see an even better batting surface in this match. A score of 330 seems to be the minimum that teams need to aim for batting first.
Probable Line Ups ( Playing XI )
South Africa – Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir and Lungi Ngidi.
Bangladesh – Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman.
South Africa is expected to get better of Bangladesh and register their first win.