Bangladesh will begin their 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup journey on Sunday (2nd June) when they will face South Africa at The Oval (London).
Meanwhile, it will be the second game for South Africa in this tournament. They played the opening game of this tournament against the host side England at The Oval (London) and suffered a 104-run defeat.
Before this encounter, let’s look at some vital statistical preview of this match.
Teams’ recent ODI form
Bangladesh (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Lost, Won, Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Won, Won and Won.
South Africa (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Won, Lost, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won and Lost.
ODI records at The Oval (London)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (20 matches): Bangladesh won 3 ODIs; South Africa won 17 ODIs
At neutral venues (2 matches): Bangladesh won 1 ODI; South Africa won 1 ODI
In England (1 match): Bangladesh won 0 ODIs; South Africa won 1 ODI
At The Oval, London: Never played
In the World Cup (3 matches): Bangladesh won 1 ODI; South Africa won 2 ODIs
In the last ten matches: Bangladesh won 2 ODIs; South Africa won 8 ODIs
Shakib Al Hasan
i) The left-arm spinner Shakib-Al-Hasan has taken 249 wickets in ODI career. With one more wicket, Shakib will become the second Bangladesh bowler, third overall left-arm spinner and sixth overall left-arm bowler to take 250 ODI wickets. Among the Bangladesh bowlers, only Mashrafe Mortaza (265 wickets) has taken 250+ ODI wickets.
Meanwhile, Shakib will become the fifth overall cricketer and first Bangladesh cricketer to score 5,000 runs as well as to take 250 wickets in ODI career. The left-handed batsman Shakib Al Hasan has scored 5,717 ODI runs.
i) The opening batsman Hashim Amla has scored 7,923 runs in ODI career. With 77 more runs, he will become the fourth South African batsman to score 8,000 ODI runs. He has played 172 ODI innings and no batsman has completed 8,000 ODI runs before 175 innings (record holder is Virat Kohli who completed 8,000 ODI runs in 175 ODIs).
i) The leggie Imran Tahir has taken 31 wickets in Cricket World Cup career. South African pacer Dale Steyn has also picked up 31 CWC wickets while only Allan Donald is ahead of them as a South African bowler with 38 CWC wickets.
i) South African pacer Dale Steyn has already taken 196 ODI wickets. He is four wickets away to complete his 200 ODI wickets. Till the date, four South African bowlers have taken 200 or more ODI wickets.
i) The middle-order Proteas batsman David Miller has scored 2,922 ODI runs. The left-handed batsman is 78 runs away to complete his 3,000 ODI runs.