ICC World Cup 2019: Match 5, South Africa vs Bangladesh – Weather forecast | Hourly temperature and chances of rain

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 5, South Africa vs Bangladesh – Weather forecast | Hourly temperature and chances of rain

There will be 70 percent cloud cover during the game. Will it rain?

Faf du Plessis, South Africa, World Cup
Faf du Plessis. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

South Africa will be looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat in the World Cup-opener when they take on Bangladesh at  Kennington Oval, London. This will be their second game of the tournament while Bangladesh will be opening their account this season. Both the teams are locking horns on the back of a defeat in the previous outing although the Tigers lost the warm-up game.

South Africa had a tough day at the office against hosts England in the tournament opener. England thoroughly outplayed the Proteas to win the game by a massive margin of 104 runs. The fifties from Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes helped England post a daunting total of 311 for 8. In reply, South Africa batsmen failed to deliver as England bowled them out for just 207. New boy Jofra Archer starred with the ball, picking up 3 for 27 in his 7 overs.

On the other hand, Bangladesh suffered a crushing loss at the hands of India in their second warm-up game. Centuries from MS Dhoni and KL Rahul helped India put up a mammoth total of 359 for 7. Bangladesh started off well but eventually lost their way and were all out for 264 to lose the game by 95 runs. Both the teams will be desperate to get back to winning ways today.

However, they can find it tough due to some injury concerns. For South Africa, their veteran Dale Steyn looks set to miss the clash. Steyn, who missed the first game, is still nursing a shoulder injury while Amla was hit on his helmet by an Archer bouncer that made him leave the field. On the other hand, Bangladesh can be without their talismanic opener Tamim Iqbal who is suffering from a wrist injury.

How’s the weather expected to be?

As far as the weather is concerned, there is no reason to worry at the start as AccuWeather has predicted zero per cent chances of rain in London. However, the heavens might open up just for a brief a period later in the day and the chances of that happening are also very grim. The cloud cover will be around 70 per cent throughout the match while the temperature will be 21 degree Celsius at the start of the game and will be hovering in the early 20s throughout.