South Africa will play Bangladesh in their second Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. While South Africa was disappointed that their first Super 12 match against Zimbabwe was rained out, Bangladesh is full of confidence after a convincing win over the Netherlands. The Proteas will be hoping that the weather remains clear at the SCG throughout the match.
On Thursday, October 27, South Africa will face Bangladesh in the 22nd match of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Proteas will be looking for two important points after their first game against Zimbabwe was rained out.
The weather in multiple Australian cities is now a growing concern for this T20 World Cup. Following South Africa’s match against Zimbabwe, England’s match against Ireland at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday was also rained out. The rain continued to play havoc, as the match between New Zealand and Afghanistan was called off before a ball was bowled.
South Africa, who entered the T20 World Cup as one of the tournament’s favorites, will be hoping for good weather on Thursday.
Bangladesh will be confident following their first-ever victory in the Super 12 stage of the tournament against the Netherlands. They would rely on Taskin Ahmed, who had a career-high 4/25 in the previous match. The Bangla Tigers would like to see their senior pacer repeat his performance. Hasan Mahmud and Mustafizur Rahman also performed admirably.
However, if Bangladesh is to pose a threat to South Africa, their batting must improve. Najmul Hossain Shanto looks good at the top, but he needs a big knock. Afif Hossain will look to build on his strong performance in the previous match.
South Africa, on the other hand, would like to put up a clinical performance after losing a point to Zimbabwe due to a washout. Quinton de Kock’s batting performance in the last match could spell disaster for Bangladesh. He hit 47* off 18 balls.
With the presence of in-form Rilee Rossouw, Aidee Markram, and David Miller, the Proteas’ batting unit appears to be in complete control. With Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, and Anrich Nortje among their ranks, their bowling unit appears to be dangerous. As South Africa may drop a pacer, Tabraiz Shamsi may make a comeback to the playing XI at the spinner-friendly SCG pitch.
Because the SCG pitch favors spinners, slower bowlers could be the difference in the match.
Guide to Forms (last five matches)
- Bangladesh: W-L-L-L-L
- South Africa: NR-W-L-L-W
South Africa vs. Bangladesh (Head to Head)
- 7 matches have been played.
- 0 for Bangladesh
- 7 South Africa
The SCG pitch has some grass cover, but it’s expected to be dry, which could help spinners. Batters would have a good time batting on this strip.
On Thursday afternoon, rain is expected in Sydney. Temperatures will range from 24° C to 14° C.
- Bangladesh could field an XI.
Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (WK), Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, and Hasan Mahmud are the players who took part in the match.
- South Africa as a potential XI
Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje/Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje/Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi
Suggestions for Fantasy Picks
- Afif Hossain, Litton Das, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, and Aiden Markram bat.
- Quinton de Kock, wicketkeeper
- Shakib Al Hasan, all-rounder
- Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Taskin Ahmed, and Mustafizur Rahman are the bowlers.
Odds on Betting
- 5.00 for Bangladesh
- 1.16 South Africa
What to look out for
The game starts at 8:30 a.m. IST. The match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network in India. The live-action can be viewed online via Disney+Hotstar.
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