Faf du Plessis: “We’re playing the extra seamer today so we want to try and attack Bangladesh with some extra pace. We want to take the learnings from the previous game. I thought he did really well to restrict a strong England batting line-up. Today we are playing a slightly different team. Obviously, Hashim Amla got hit on the head so David Miller comes back in and then the other change is Chris Morris, we’re trying to get some extra pace with this wicket. There was a bit of extra bounce and we’re trying to make use of that.”
Mashrafe Mortaza: “I’m fine. We are pretty confident. We’ve had good preparation. It’s a used wicket. It should be good to bat on. Depends on how we bat. Everyone is fit to play. Tamim is fit.”
The pitch will be the same one used in the first match against England, so South Africa will know what to expect: a tinge of green, some early nip, and decent bounce. An overcast day will add to the early challenges for the batsmen, but this wasn’t the quickest track on Thursday, and any wear-and-tear to the surface may well help Bangladesh, who could easily rattle through at least 30 overs of spin. That said, Imran Tahir suggested that there wasn’t too much grip for the slow bowlers against England and there should still be plenty of runs in the track.
Watch SA v BD cricket highlights videos today – 5th match, ICC Cricket World Cup from Kennington Oval, London (England) Sunday, 2-6-2019.
Bangladesh v South Africa Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
SA won the toss and will bowl first.
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman.
South Africa team
Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.
Hashim Amla did not take part in training on Saturday as a result of the blow to the head he received courtesy Jofra Archer in the opener. If he does not play on Sunday, it could mean Aiden Markram will be pushed up to open – a position he is comfortable in – and David Miller could slot into the middle-order. Dale Steyn, meanwhile, did bowl in the nets on Friday and Saturday, but it has been confirmed that he wouldn’t be making his comeback in the Bangladesh game. There’s an outside chance that Tabraiz Shamsi could also play as a second spinner if South Africa feel the conditions warrant it, though they probably wouldn’t want to ring too many changes.
Bangladesh had a couple of injury concerns ahead of their first game, with injuries to Tamim Iqbal (wrist), Mashrafe Mortaza (hamstring), Mustafizur (calf) and Saifuddin (back), while Shakib Al Hasan has recently recovered from a back spasm. Tamim had a lengthy net session on the eve of the match, but he didn’t look too comfortable on the drive, taking his hand off the bat as he played the shot. But even if he isn’t 100%, Tamim might play.
Match Timings: 10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Umpires – Joel Wilson, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Bruce Oxenford
Match number – ODI no. 4147