Bangladesh vs. South Africa, 1st T20I: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

Bangladesh and South Africa begin their two-match T20 series in Dhaka on Sunday. It’s the first match in a tour that includes two T20s, three ODIs and two Tests.

Date: Sunday, July 5

Time: 1 p.m. local (7:00 a.m GMT)

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Live stream and TV info: SuperSport 201 (South Africa), BTV and Gazi TV (Bangladesh), TEN Sports (Pakistan), Star Sports (India)

Weather: The news on the weather front is not good news. It’s monsoon season in Bangladesh and thus, thunderstorms are highly likely. WorldWeatherOnline.com forecasts that dodgy weather is possible for most of the day. 

 

Overview:

Bangladesh have been on the rise over the last few months. After making the World Cup quarterfinals, they recently defeated Pakistan and India in historic series wins. Now, they have another opportunity to add an impressive scalp to their hit list.

South Africa’s T20 side is a far cry from the experience of their Test team. While the batting line-up is packed with some big names like AB de Villiers, David Miller, Faf du Plessis and JP Duminy, the bowling attack is quite green.

The frontline bowlers have just over 50 T20i caps between them, the bulk of those coming from one player: Wayne Parnell. With a busy schedule ahead this year, South Africa have opted to test their second-string bowlers in the shortest format of the game.

If the warm-up game on Friday is anything to go by, though, it hasn’t taken long for South Africa’s rookies to adjust. The Bangladesh Cricket Board XI were bowled out for just 99 on Friday, with Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso and David Wiese being the chief destroyers.

Still, warm-up matches are different kettle of fish to a competitive match environment. Bangladesh’s recent run of form will certainly give them a confidence boost.

While T20 matches are usually nothing more than a filler during a tour, there is a World T20 to look forward to next year, and every single player will want in and will want to prove himself whenever he gets the opportunity.

The series could very well end up being a fascinating contest, provided the weather plays along, of course.

 

Key players:

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal found some fantastic form in the one-day series against Pakistan recently. He struggled in the T20s, but if he can translate some of his recent form into this series, especially against South Africa’s rookie bowlers, he could be a real handful.

South Africa

David Wiese played a key role for Royal Challengers Bangalore during this year’s Indian Premier League, and he has long been touted as the answer for South Africa’s No. 7 conundrum. He is an incredibly useful all-rounder who knows how to get the best out of sub-continental tracks. South Africa certainly have the weight of the batting order to pack a punch, but it’s as a back-up bowler where Wiese’s skills will become incredibly useful.

Squads:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Jubair Hossain, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman,Nasir Hossain, Rony Talukdar, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Soumya Sarkar, Mashrafe Mortaza

South Africa: Beuran Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, David Wiese,Chris Morris, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Eddie Leie, Wayne Parnell, Faf du Plessis

 

 

 

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But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Read what Derek Luke had to say about his role in the movie:

Can you tell us about the movie?

It’s sort of a Sci-Fi/thriller. It’s usually what I’m drawn to; I like Enemy of the State, Fugitive … This movie has a lot of those elements and I thought it wasn’t just a Sci-fi movie. I thought it was more of a movie that has a lot of practical science dialogue. When I think about “shedding,” I’m thinking about how the media and people always try to become someone they’re not, trying to become or switch images. I just thought it was a real good blend of topics.

Would you like to see science to get to a place where preservation of life in that capacity is actually possible?

That’s a theme that I gravitate to because if you’ve ever dealt with anyone who has lost life, I think one of the first things that come to mind is “how do you extend it?” I like the character that I play because he embodies that aspect of can we live forever. Sometimes it takes a minute to think about it because there have been some really good questions asked about this. I think most people feel like if they have a new body they don’t really have any responsibilities and they can just live care free. That’s the same thing with acting, that’s why actors enjoy shedding and playing different roles, it’s like reliving different moments of your life. I think the Action/ Thriller genre is a very universal genre and the subject matter is usually greater than what’s typical than domestic news.

When you read your character’s name [Antone] did it seem like an homage to your former role as Antwone [Antwone Fisher]?

No, but in Antwone Fisher is the story of a character that a lot of people still enjoy and love. The writing is very different but I think if they had Denzel [Washington] in it I’d be like ah shoot. But not at all, it’s close but no.

Describe the film in 3 words.

Am I immortal?

What would you like viewers to take away from this film?

I know what I take away is that “Self/Less” and shedding is more common than people think.

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The film hits theaters July 10.

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