Hashim Amla is expected to sit out when South Africa takes on Bangladesh in the match 5 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Sunday, June 2. The match will be held at the Kennington Oval in London.
SA: 203/5 in 35.2 overs
South Africa 204/4 in 32 overs
Bangladesh 330 in 50 overs
The match will begin at 9:30 AM GMT, 11:30 AM SAST, 3:30 PM BST.
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This will be South Africa’s second match as they lost their first match against England by 104 runs.
Since their arrival in England, Bangladesh has played one complete warm-up match against India, which they lost. Their other warm-up match against Pakistan was abandoned due to rain.
BANG vs SA Broadcast details
Gazi TV (GTV) will provide the television coverage of BANG vs SA in Bangladesh. Rabbitholebd website and Rabbithole app will provide the online streaming of the match in Bangladesh. SuperSport will broadcast the match live in South Africa. SuperSport website and the app will provide the live streaming of the match in South Africa. Star Sports will telecast the match in India while Hotstar will provide the online streaming via the app and the website in the Indian subcontinent.
Tamim Iqbal unlikely for Bangladesh’s campaign opener
Bangladesh has arrived in London with some injury worries within their team. Tamim Iqbal was hit during the practice session a few days ago, and his injury will be monitored by the support staff prior to the match. Mashrafe Mortaza has also been suffering from an injury but he is likely to carry it onto the field on Sunday. Sabbir Rahman is another player who has been having some trouble with his fitness. It will be interesting to see whether all these three players get a game or not.
Amla injury might give Miller a chance
South Africa is likely to make two changes to their line-up from the previous match against England. Hashim Amla who suffered a concussion in the opening match after being hit by a bouncer off the bowling of Jofra Archer is likely to be rested for this match as he recovers from his condition. Aiden Markram will open the batting in Amla’s absence and David Miller might come into the XI. Chris Morris might come into the side as well replacing Dwaine Pretorius, who didn’t have a good outing against England.
The pitch in London has surprisingly a bit patchy and slow when South Africa faced England in the opening match here. Considering that, it can be predicted that the pitch will be no different for the SA vs BANG match. Seamers might get some assistance from the turf as the weather will be cloudy for most of the day.