Day 4 of the ICC 2019 World Cup and South Africa is all set to play their second game of this prestigious tournament. Given that they succumbed to a loss against England in the opener, they really need to win this second game against Bangladesh as their third game is going to be another tough one against India, one of the favourites of this tournament.
Bangladesh is not to be taken lightly as this team has grown and matured over the years and them winning against a top team is no longer considered an ‘upset’. Bangladesh is a more settled team coming into this world cup and there’s less burden of expectation on them. However, they have a few injuries troubles. Keep reading for our complete Rotobash (sign-up to get Rs.100 FREE) fantasy preview of the SA vs BAN match…
- Tournament: 2019 ICC World Cup.
- Date: 2nd June 2019, 3:00pm IST
- Venue: Kennington Oval, London.
- Capacity: 23,500+
- Series status: Match 5 of the round robin stage.
Form (recent first)
- SA: L W W W W
- BAN: W W W W L
- South Africa have only won 3 of their 10 ODIs at this ground.
- Bangladesh have won NONE of their 3 previous ODIs here.
- Tamim Iqbal has 223 runs in 2 ODIs at this ground.
- Imran Tahir has 7 wickets in 3 games here.
- Average 1st innings score here – 248 runs.
- Head to head at neutral venues, 1-1.
First name on your team sheet should be Imran Tahir. He’s coming off 26 wickets and winning the Purple Cap at IPL 2019 and we saw what a big game changer he is, striking off his second ball against England. He has a good record here and he is a must-have in your team. The next big name to consider is Hashim Amla, who got hit on the head by a Jofra Archer bouncer and he will be checked prior to the start of the game.
Again, Dale Steyn will stay out of the side, yet to get to 100% fitness. South Africa may consider playing the same team if Hashim Amla is fit, or else Aiden Markram will get his World Cup debut today. Pick Quinton de Kock as your wicket-keeper for today, someone who amassed 500+ runs in IPL 2019 while Rassie van der Dussen is a must-pick, probably even as vice-captain. He scored 50 in the last game and has 5 fifties in just 10 ODIs of his career so far.
Bangladesh have a lot of injury concerns and you will have to change your Rotobash (sign-up to get Rs.100 FREE) fantasy team after the toss happens. Tamim Iqbal is in doubt with a wrist injury. If he plays, please pick him as he has a century and fifty in 2 games here, or else you can pick his replacement Liton Das. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza is also in doubt but his participation is likely as he has been playing with injury through most of his career.
Rubel Hossain plays on adrenaline and it’s that adrenaline that knocked England out of the World Cup in 2015. Mohd Saifuddin has a back injury which means Rubel may feature. If he does, please pick him. Another person for big occasions is Mahmudullah who was clearly Bangladesh’s star at the ICC 2015 World Cup, with a couple of centuries and a fifty. Pick him.
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