18 March 2011
Bangladesh aim to seal a place in the quarter final stage of the World Cup 2011 as they prepare to face South Africa in the do or die match at Sher E Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur tomorrow. A win against the Proteas will seal a quarter final berth for the Tigers, but a loss will certainly see the end of Bangladesh in the current world cup. Bangladesh remain optimistic on home conditions although it is a tough task for a frail Bangladesh batting line up against the strong pace bowling attack of South Africa. Bangladesh have won the last world cup meeting between the two teams in World Cup 2007.
Bangladesh are likely to make only one change in the playing XI that won against the Netherlands. Off-spinner Naeem Hossain will replace slow left arm bowler Sohrawardi Shuvo as South Africa has a number of left handers in their batting line-up. The match will start at 9:30 AM local time, 03:30 AM GMT.