Bangladesh will open their World Cup campaign against South Africa at Kennington Oval, London. The Tigers will like to get off to a winning start and they would have their work cut out against South Africa. However, Bangladesh will need to deal with their injury woes in their opening match. We take a look at Bangladesh’s Predicted Playing XI for the fifth match of the ICC World Cup 2019.
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On the other hand, South Africa will like to get off the mark in the ODI showpiece. The Proteas had lost their opening match against England and they would like to bounce back stronger. Furthermore, Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the match with a shoulder injury. Moreover, Hashim Amla didn’t partake in the practice session.
Here is a look at Bangladesh’s Predicted Playing XI:
Soumya Sarkar could open the innings in the absence of Tamim Iqbal. The left-hander has scored 1467 in his One-Day career and he would like to give a good start.
Liton Das had scored a good knock of 73 runs in the warm-up match against India. Thus, the right-hander will like to continue his good form going.
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is going to hold the key for the Bangladesh team. Hasan has all the experience under his belt and he would aim to be at his best.
The wicketkeeper-batsman had played a fine knock of 90 runs in the warm-up match against India. Hence, the veteran batsman will like to continue his good form going.
The right-handed batsman has been a consistent batter for the Bangladesh team. The right-hander will like to deliver the goods for the Tigers.
The right-hander has done a good job for Mashrafe Mortaza-led side. Rahman will aim to provide the finishing touches to Bangladesh’s innings.
Tigers will like to get off to a winning start.
The young all-rounder has done good work with both bat and ball. Hasan had scored 27 runs in the warm-up match and he would like to hit the ground running.
Bangladesh skipper has led with aplomb. Mortaza has been a consistent performer for his side and he would like to hit the straps.
Rahman had bowled with pace against India in the warm-up match. The southpaw seamer is going to hold the key for Bangladesh as he has variations under his belt.
Mohammad Saifuddin has impressed with his brisk pace. The young fast bowler had also got the big wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the warm-up match.
The fast bowler has done a good job for the Bangladesh team. Hossain has the experience and he would like to be right on the money with his line and length.