Big image: Crucial sport for Bangladesh
South Africa have scored 300-plus each time they’ve batted first on this World Cup – with their prime order laying a powerful platform for a strong end, of which Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen supplied a devastating instance on the Wankhede.
While South Africa are properly positioned to push for a semi-final spot, Bangladesh are struggling to be a severe contender, having misplaced three video games – to England, New Zealand and India – after a gap victory in opposition to Afghanistan. They are one among 5 groups caught on one win after 4 matches, and one other defeat will nearly definitely extinguish their flickering probabilities of qualification.
Mushfiqur Rahim has been their greatest batter, with the likes of Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy and Mehidy Hasan Miraz unable to make vital contributions within the center order. Tanzid Hasan scored a fifty in opposition to India after a troublesome begin to his worldwide profession, whereas Litton Das has been cold and warm on the prime of the order. Whether Shakib Al Hasan, who missed their earlier sport in opposition to India with a niggle, is handed match to play is vital, as Bangladesh will probably be with out the injured Taskin Ahmed as soon as once more.
South Africa WLWWW (final 5 ODIs, most up-to-date first)
In the highlight: Klaasen and Mushfiqur
Team news: Will Bavuma and Shakib play?
South Africa (possible): 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (capt)/Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Gerald Coetzee, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Lungi Ngidi
Shakib missed the sport in opposition to India with a left quadriceps damage however he mentioned he educated with out points on Sunday and hopes to be match for the sport. Taskin stays unavailable due to a shoulder damage.
Bangladesh (possible): 1 Tanzid Hasan, 2 Litton Das, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 5 Towhid Hridoy, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Mahmudullah, 9 Hasan Mahmud, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
Pitch and situations: Another sweltering day
Expect one other scorching afternoon with temperatures within the mid-30 celsius with excessive humidity. Jos Buttler conceded he had maybe made a mistake by fielding first in such situations on Saturday, so count on the workforce that wins the toss to bat first on a flat Wankhede pitch and put on out the opposition by the point the chase begins.
Stats and trivia
- Bangladesh have received their final two World Cup matches in opposition to South Africa, in Providence (2007) and at The Oval (2019).
- Klaasen’s strike-rate of 147.95 this yr is the second highest amongst batters who’ve scored greater than 700 runs in ODIs.
- In 2022, Bangladesh received an away ODI collection in opposition to South Africa for the primary time
“We haven’t done particularly well against them in the past, so that’s extra motivation for us to come out and replicate what was a good performance against England.”
Aiden Markram on South Africa shedding three of their final 4 ODIs to Bangladesh and having a 2-2 head-to-head file in World Cups
“I really don’t think there’s any need to motivate players in the World Cup. Everyone is well motivated and trying hard. We have had some individual performances, so if we can pool it together, we can have a good result.”
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan on workforce morale forward of the sport in opposition to South Africa
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84
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