Steyn, Morkel rested, South Africa opt to bat against Bangladesh

Bangladesh take on South Africa in a must-win game at Mirpur

By CricketCountry Staff

Mirpur: Mar 19, 2011

South African captain Graeme Smith won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in their World Cup Group B match at the Shere-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

South Africa have rested their two ace pace bowlers – Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel and brought in Wayne Parnell and Lonwabo Tsotsobe in the side. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir is also back in the side after missing the last game against Ireland in place of Colin Ingram.

Bangladesh have included Naeem Islam in place of Suhrawadi Shuvo.


Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Raqibul Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain.

South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Hashim Amla, Morne van Wyk (wk), Jaques Kallis, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Wayne Parnell, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

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