Watch live online as Bangladesh try to keep their red-hot form in ODI matches going, with the First One Day International match of three in a series against South Africa. Bangladesh has played less T20 cricket than any other top cricket nation, and it showed as they lost both matches to open the South Africa tour. Now they hope to make the ODI series a different story.
To find out how to watch the South Africa vs. Bangladesh First ODI cricket match live online from Shere Bangla National Stadium in the Bangladesh capital city of Dhaka, see the information at the bottom of this article. Gametime for the day-night match is set for 3 p.m. local time in Dhaka on Friday, July 10. That’s 5 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 2 a.m. Pacific.
Bangladesh won 10 home ODI matches in a row before dropping one to India in the third and final ODI of their series last month.
South Africa arrived in Bangladesh missing several top players, mainly from the bowling attack, as they rest for an upcoming home series against New Zealand in August and a lengthy series against England starting in December, when the England team plays four Tests, five ODIs and a pair of T20s in South Africa.
South Africa left bowlers Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, and Imran Tahir at home — and now they’ll be missing another big name for the ODI series.
A.B. de Villiers, considered by many cricket experts to be the world’s leading current batsman, has been granted permission to leave the team for the ODI series, as well as the two Test matches to follow.
The prolific run scorer will head back to South Africa to be with his wife for the birth of the couple’s first child — and his absence will also take care of a one-game suspension de Villiers must serve from his stint as South Africa captain during the Cricket World Cup when he was penalized for a slow over rate.
“Obviously he has been an incredible batsman over the years. We love him having him as our leader and captain,” said South Africa all-rounder Ryan McLaren. “We will miss him. He is a freak of nature but we will have to make do without him. Simple as that.”
Bangladesh will bring two key players back from injury, with the returns of Mahmudullah and Anamul Haque, while Mominul Haque and Rony Talukdar were dropped from the ODI side.
There are a few options to watch the South Africa vs. Bangladesh 1st ODI International live online. Willow TV has a live YouTube feed at this link. Also, this link. BTV, the government-run TV network, is scheduled to broadcast the match, with a live online stream available at this link. Pakistan network Star Sports is also planning to stream the match at this link. Finally, CricHD carries the live stream here. Check back with this page as the match approaches for updated info.
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