World Cup 2019, BAN vs SA: Toss, team news, pitch report, weather

Hashim Amla is out of South Africa's playing XI while Tamim Iqbal finds a place in the Bangladesh team. South Africa has won the toss and elected to field.

South Africa has won the toss and elected to field.   -  getty images

Toss:  South Africa has won the toss and has opted to field

Team news: For South Africa, Hashim Amla's out; David Miller comes back in. Chris Morris finds a spot in the XI as well. For Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal's fit and will play in today's match.

Pitch report: "The square boundaries in general are really short. A really good surface early on, a bit of rolling, watering, and it's been shaved on the top. There will be some carry and bounce to the keeper. There are some bowler's footmarks, and that's a good area for Mustafizur to exploit with his signature cutters. Otherwise, it's a fantastic surface for the batsmen," reckons Ian Bishop.

Weather:  There's bright sunshine. 23 degrees celsius, all "clouds and sunshine". There's 0% chances of rain according to Google weather.

Quotes:

Mashrafe Mortaza: We are confident, had a good preparation. South Africa losing that day doesn't matter. We have to play hard. It's a good wicket to bat on. Tamim is playing. Everyone is fit to play. Our top XI are playing.

Faf du Plessis: We'll have a bowl. Playing an extra seamer today, and we would like to attack the Bangladeshis in the first 15 overs. We did really well to restrict the strong England line-up to 300ish, and we were one partnership away from a really close chase. Amla's out, so Miller comes back in. Morris comes in as well, as I said we are trying to take advantage of the bounce on the wicket.

Playing XIs:

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman