Date & Time: Sunday, June 02, 15:00 IST
Venue: Kennington Oval, London, England
Batsmen in focus as South Africa face off Bangladesh
After a mediocre batting performance in the tournament opener, South Africa will face on Bangladesh in their second fixture of the week at the very Kennington Oval. So, the Proteas batsmen need to address their batting issues as quickly as possible, as the format of the tournament might not give teams many chances to bounce back. On the other hand, Bangladesh batsmen have to cope up with the strong Proteas attack, to get things underway in the tournament.
There is uncertainty around Amla’s participation in the match as he is still recovering from Archer’s bouncer. If he is does not participate on Sunday, South Africa will bring in David Miller. On the other hand, Bangladesh is uncertain about Tamim Iqbal. If he is unavailable for selection on Sunday, Linton Das is likely to replace him. Apart from that Saifuddin, Abu Jayed and Mosaddek-Hossain are likely to be rested today.
The Surface at Kennington Oval is likely to behave the same as it did in the Tournament opener. Once again runs can be expected to fly. Weather-wise there is no chance of rain;a clear sky expected throughout the day.
Quinton de Kock
He is continuing his good form in the tournament from where he left off in the IPL. This is what makes him one of the most valuable picks for Dream11 fantasy cricket players in Sunday’s match. He also has an impressive record against the Bangladesh bowlers in the 5 last encounters where he scored 210 runs at a strike rate of 105. In addition to the above factors, he has scored 2 half-centuries in the last 2 games at the venue.
He holds the key for Bangladesh’s batting with uncertainty loomed over Tamim Iqbal’s participation in the match. His recent form makes him a must-have batsman in Dream11 fantasy cricket team, as he scored 256 runs in last 5 encounters, which include 90 against India in the recent warm-up fixture.
South Africa may have lost the opening game against England, but their bowling has received a lot of praise from all corners. One of the reasons for that is Lungi Ngidi, who has shown immense character to bounce back after England batsmen took him to the cleaners early on. On Sunday, there is every chance he will replicate the same form against Bangladesh.
He might have been dismissed early against England, but he has come into the World Cup on the back of a good county stint. There is every chance that he will come good on Sunday as he holds good record against Bangladesh in past 3 encounters.
He may not have been at his best with the ball in recent times, but he is in good form with the bat which is what Bangladesh needs against the good Proteas attack. As he was known to be a big match player in pressure situations, he certainly is a big bet player to have in the Dream11 fantasy cricket team for the clash against South Africa.