The Guardian – 5.03am EDT
South Africa have won the toss and will – surprise, surprise – bowl first
Tamim Iqbal plays for Bangladesh; Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn are out through injury.
- 5.03am EDT05:03South Africa have won the toss and will – surprise, surprise – bowl firstTamim Iqbal plays for Bangladesh; Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn are out through injury.
- The first four matches of the World Cup have ranged from ultimately one-sided to painfully one-sided, so hopefully Bangladesh and South Africa will produce something a bit more competitive at the Oval today.
- Bangladesh are still a bit underrated, despite plenty of evidence to the contrary; they made short work of West Indies in the recent Tri-Nation Series in Ireland and reached the Champions Trophy semi-finals in this country two years ago.
- On a used pitch – the same one South Africa played on against England on Thursday – they are capable of causing an upset.
- Both teams have injury doubts: Tamim Iqbal for Bangladesh, Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn for South Africa.