Bangladesh vs South Africa, Match 5 Prediction2019-06-03
Kennington Oval, London
Man of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan
?Bangladesh doesn’t hold a very good record in ODI against South Africa. They lost 3-0 in the previous series against South Africa.
?Nevertheless, the Bangladesh team would be positive and confident as they beat the Windies in the final of the tri-series ODI in Ireland last month.
?Since 1 Jan 2000, South Africa has an 85%-win record against Bangladesh. They have won 17 matches out of 20 ODI and just lost three games.
?South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton De Kock likes to bat against Sri Lanka. He scored 331 runs in six innings at an average of 66.20
CRICBETTINGBUZZ prediction is favorited South Africa to win the game against Bangladesh!
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Bangladesh and South Africa will lock horns in the fifth match of ICC cricket world cup 2019 at Kennington Oval in London on Sunday.
Bangladesh lost to India in their last warm-up game. However, Bangladesh seems well prepared with the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarkar in fine form over the last month or so. They look confident and most of their senior players are in terrific form. Although they are not the favorites, have got all the required skills needed to beat South Africa.
On the other hand, South Africa didn't have the ideal start in the 2019 world cup campaign. They lost to host nation England in their opening encounter by a massive margin of 104 runs while chasing the target of 312 on batting friendly pitch. However, South Africa has many match winners like Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, and Kagiso Rabada, and they can torment any other side on their day. Hence, South African will be looking for some clinical performance and eagerly hoping to get the momentum back in their favor.
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Mashrafe's men will have to pull up the socks to scale certain heights at the World Cup. Their most decorated batsman of all time, Tamim Iqbal is playing a very important World Cup of his career. He consistently has been amongst the runs when it mattered the most for his side and would be keen to deliver on this big stage. He scored 618 runs in last 14 innings at an average of 56.18.
Former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has been in great form in last year. He scored 840 runs in last 20 innings at an average of 52.50 and would be keen to continue his impressive run. Shakib al Hasan who is undoubtedly one of the best all-rounder’s in the world at the moment. With 5717 runs and 249 wickets to his name in 198 ODI matches and he has portrayed a pivotal role in Bangladesh success in international cricket.
The bowling department will be lead by skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman. Both were amongst the highest wicket-takers for Bangladesh in last year. Mustafizur Rahman has claimed 32 wickets in last 19 ODI innings. A lot would depend on this bowling duo to deliver initial breakthroughs with the new-ball.
Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Chris Morris, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
South African team has to work on many things to get back on track. Although De Kock and Van der Dussen showed some fight in the last match, they would be looking to score more runs. Faf du Plessis and Duminy South Africa’s most experienced batting duo also faded pretty quickly in the previous match, but they need to take more responsibility in the middle order to put a decent score on the board.
Wicketkeeper and opener batsman Quinton de Kock has been in outstanding form in the last couple of years. He has scored 810 runs in last 17 innings at an average of 47.44. South Africa will be hoping De Kock carries on his form and acts as the fulcrum of their batting line-up. Additionally, their most prolific batsman Hashim Amla didn't have the pleasant outing in the last game. The team requires him to bat for longer duration and hold one batting end.
Bowling wise, both Ngidi and Rabada were the top wicket-takers for South Africa in last year. Rabada has claimed 33 wickets in last 19 innings and Ngidi took 29 wickets in last 15 innings. The bowling duo has gathered some momentum in last game and they have to build on it. Dale Steyn is expected to be back in the playing eleven after recovering from a shoulder injury. With the likes of experienced bowler, Dale Steyn gets back into the side; the Proteas bowling attack looks a pretty formidable one.
Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal
Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
The weather forecast for this game on Sunday is partly cloudy. A shower is expected in the afternoon time, but a full game can be expected to play. The Kennington Oval ground in London is expected to be good for batting. In the first ODI between England and Pakistan, England scored 300+ in the first inning. Wicket is expected to get slower as the game's progress.
Overall, 26 out of the 65 completed ODIs were won by the team batting second. Also during the warm-up games, the team batting second won comfortably. Though the records are in favor of the chasing team, they would want to put runs on the board and bat the opponents out of the game. Like England did to South Africa in the first game here, winning the match by 104 runs.
Hence, it won’t be a surprise if the teams opt to Bat first.
South Africa will be looking to turn their fortunes around in this game against Bangladesh. They desperately need to show their dominant performance in all facets of the game to beat Bangladesh. On the other hand, Bangladesh will be relying heavily on their experience player to deliver significant contribution. The side needs to put up a good show with both bat and bowl to compete against a strong South African team. Overall, recent ODI matches performances and statistics are in favor of South Africa. Also, they hold a very good winning record against Bangladesh.
Thus, we predict South Africa to win handily in their second game and get necessary momentum for their following matches.
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