Bangladesh retain injured Tamim for S. Africa ODIs

Bangladesh retain injured Tamim for S. Africa ODIs

Bangladesh retain injured Tamim for S. Africa ODIs

But conditions are likely to be more bowler-friendly in the second Test starting at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday and, on the evidence of Potchefstroom, the tourists are ill-equipped to counter even a South African attack stripped of four front-line fast bowlers because of injury.

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan also returned to the ODI side after taking a break from the Test series. It won't be an easy outing for the visitors at Bloemfontein where they might be up for a juicy track in the absence of two of their star players.

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Fifteen runs came off Roy's second over, the fourth of the match, and Rahim made a double bowling change, with Mustafizur switching ends. "He's been bowling really well but it gives an opportunity to other guys to stand up and make a name for themselves", Olivier said. "Sri Lanka was a far better team at that time".

The four-day Test against Zimbabwe, the first of its kind, was proposed by then CSA chief Haroon Lorgat to fill the void created by India. I have a lot of confidence in them to return among the runs.

As they face the prospect of a green pitch, the pressure will certainly be increased on Bangladesh, particularly after experienced batsman Tamim Iqbal was ruled out of the match following a recurrence of a thigh injury. This is Mahmudullah's prescription for his team to bounce back after their 333-run defeat in the first Test in Potchefstroom, where they were bowled out for 90 in the second innings.

"With Morne, KG (Kagiso Rabada), Dale and Vernon there is an expectation of what you are going to get, if you don't have those guys you are not always sure".

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