Daijiworld Media Network
Harare, Jun 19 : Welcome to the T20 match between Bangladesh and South Africa from Harare. Bangladesh suffered a 11 run loss against Zimbabwe in the first match of the tri-series and they will look to bounce back. They will be dented though by the loss of Tamim Iqbal who has suffered an injury.
The first update coming from Harare is that the match has been delayed by 15 minutes due to a power failure.
South Africa, on the other hand, are without Johan Botha who is out due to a knee injury. Hashim Amla will be leading an inexperienced but a confident South African unit.
South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat
South African coach Gary Kirsten says that there are some young players who are exciting to watch. The wickets at this time will be slower but not like Sri Lanka. We do not play as a complete team in T20s. Last year, the team played only six T20Is.
Former Zimbabwe player Dirk Viljoen says that there are places up for grabs in the South African team and the youngsters will want to do well.
Mushfiqur Rahim says that the team has to do well in the middle overs. South African captain Hashim Amla has stated that they had two practice sessions prior to the start of this tournament.
South Africa (Playing XI): Richard Levi, Hashim Amla(c), Colin Ingram, Jean-Paul Duminy, Albie Morkel, Justin Ontong, Dane Vilas(w), Robin Peterson, Marchant de Lange, Wayne Parnell, Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Anamul Haque, Mohammad Ashraful, Jahurul Islam, Ziaur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Elias Sunny, Abdur Razzak, Abul Hasan