CWC 2019 South Africa vs Bangladesh 5th Match Preview – Reassess the failures, change the guard and move on. This should be the teams who could not fare well in their openers and South Africa is no more new to it. They would be more equipped to handle a loss in their first match than their opponent Bangladesh who would have to up their game multiple folds to match theirs. But Bangladesh is no newcomer to face this challenge in a World Cup and their drubbing of South Africa in the league games of ICC CWC 2007 should lift their performance.
CWC 2019 South Africa vs Bangladesh 5th Match Preview
South Africa Team Preview
The last time when South Africa took to field in this world cup, all did not go to plan. While their go-to man Hashim Amla’s walking off the field following a bouncer from Archer set off a mini-collapse at the top, their middle orders’ constant failure against wicket line deliveries is a worrying sign as well. however, the South African side would take a great heart from the fact that Amla was declared fit and returned to the field to start his practice session while their front line pacer Steyn would also be seen donning SA jersey in the next match.
The side would like to start batting well with the likes of QDK who showed a great promise with the bat before losing cool on a length delivery. He would be keen to start from where he left in the innings where he played a crucial part in the rebuilding phase as well. His partner Hashim Amla who was undone by a pacy delivery from Archer will be itching to get some runs under his belt before the major clash against India on 05 June. It would also be interesting to see if the team management tries to send Van Der Dussan ahead of Markram at number three who showed great promise with the bat while Markram, an attacking batsman himself, can be played at number 5 with the captain camping the number four position. The right-handed batsman was one of the shining stars in the drubbing against England and the team would be looking forward to promoting him to continue the good work.
The team can make some changes by showing Dwaine Pretorius who looked out of sorts in his bowling as well as brief stay during the batting as well. he might be replaced by the tall and lanky Chris Morris who has the natural talent of hitting the ball and the deck hard. JP Duminy too failed to impress and might make way for David Miller whose services were duly missed in the opener. In the case where Duminy is dropped, the side might also replace him Dale Steyn to bolster the balling line up which looked ineffective up front.
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CWC 2019 South Africa vs Bangladesh 5th Match Preview
The balling under Rabada lacked the precision in the starting part of the inning but came back strongly to keep England tied to 311. While it proved enough for the hosts, the SA would like to hold the opposition with lesser scores as well.
Team: South Africa
Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen.
Expected XI: Hashim Amla, Quinton De Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussan, Faf Du Plessis, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi.
Bangladesh Team Preview
There is no better time than this to hit South Africa harder when their weary and on the back foot. While the team has all the potential in the world, it lacks the conviction of clicking together. The team, however, would draw inspiration to their outing in the last world cup in Australia where they had performed their best by reaching to the Quarterfinals only to lose a closely fought contest against India. The team would look to replicate what is expected of it but this aside England is different geography and adapting soon would be the key besides handling the match pressure against a team being called as favorites. The team has a good mixture of young Turks and old dogs who are raring to go for the team.
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The batting line has been bolstered by the display of form by Liton Das who is expected to open with Tamim Iqbal who himself has shown the firepower in his batting. From batting with a broken hand to being the most subdued senior on the ground, Tamim would leave a mark in what could be his last appearance in a world cup. The team has packed three wicketkeepers in the squad in the form of Mithun, Liton Das, and Mushfiqur Rahim but in most probabilities, Rahim would don the big gloves for the big match. He would also be batting at number four where he looked in good touch in the warm-up match against India. A lot will of batting success of Bangladesh also depend on how Mahmudallah is used in the world cup by the team management. He could be the floater the team badly wants to get the better of the opposition.
The bowling would be commanded under the captain himself who has regained his wicket picking capabilities recently while he would expect due support from Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hussain who was picked over Taskin Ahmed in the squad. The spin department would be handled by Mehidy Hasan and the experienced Shakib Al Hasan who is crucial to the success story of Bangladesh. In what could be the last world cup for Shakib, he would be the most trusted soldier for the Tigers.
Team: 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.
Expected XI: Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Match: RSA vs BAN, Match 5, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Where: Kennington Oval, London
When: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 09:30 AM GMT
Avg 1st inning score: 248
Avg 2nd inning 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
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