South Africa will be desperate to bounce back from their defeat in their previous game when they take on Bangladesh in the fifth match of this World Cup. Both the teams will lock horns at the Oval, London. The Proteas started their World Cup campaign with a heavy 104-run defeat against hosts England at the same venue. Not much had gone right for Faf du Plessis & Co. in that game as they were all out for just 207 after conceding 311.
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For Bangladesh, they will fancy their chances against the Proteas. If the Tigers manage to do well against South Africa’s quality pacers, they will have a big chance of opening their campaign with a win. Bangladesh, however, will have to move on from their performance in their last outing where they were battered by India in the warm-up game. India had piled up 359 for 7 before bowling out Bangladesh for just 264.
South Africa won the toss and decided to field first against Bangladesh in the fifth match of the World Cup 2019.
Here is what the captains said:
Faf du Plessis:
“We’ll have a bowl. Playing an extra seamer today, and we would like to attack the Bangladeshis in the first 15 overs. We did really well to restrict the strong England line-up to 300ish, and we were one partnership away from a really close chase. Amla’s out, so Miller comes back in. Morris comes in as well, as I said we are trying to take advantage of the bounce on the wicket.”
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“We are confident, had a good preparation. South Africa losing that day doesn’t matter. We have to play hard. It’s a good wicket to bat on. Tamim is playing. Everyone is fit to play. Our top XI are playing.”
South Africa (Playing XI):
Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Bangladesh (Playing XI):
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman