South Africa will face Bangladesh in their second Super 12 match of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. While South Africa had to deal with the disappointment of their first Super 12 game against Zimbabwe, which was washed away by rain, Bangladesh are full of confidence after registering a convincing victory against the Netherlands. The Preoteas hope the weather remains clear at SCG for the game to unfold.
South Africa take on Bangladesh on the 22ndn/a 2022 T20 World Cup match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday 27 October. The Proteas would be looking for two important points after their opener against Zimbabwe was washed away by rain.
The weather in several cities across Australia is now a growing concern for this T20 World Cup. After South Africa’s washed-out game against Zimbabwe, England’s match against Ireland at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday was also affected by rain. The rain continued to spoil the party as the match between New Zealand and Afghanistan was abandoned without a ball being thrown.
South Africa, who entered the T20 World Cup as one of the favorites to win the tournament, are hoping for good weather on Thursday.
Bangladesh are said to be confident after registering their first-ever victory in the Super 12 phase of the tournament in their previous game against the Netherlands. They would bet on Taskin Ahmed after getting his career-best numbers of 4/25 in the last game. Bangla Tigers are hoping for a repeat performance from their main point guard. Hasan Mahmud and Mustafizur Rahman also performed well. But it’s Bangladesh’s stick that needs to click if they want to upset South Africa. Najmul Hossain Shanto looks good at the top but needs to find a big shot. Afif Hossain will be looking to continue his good form from the previous game.
South Africa, on the other hand, would like to put in a clinical performance after losing a point due to elimination against Zimbabwe. Quinton de Kock can spell doom for Bangladesh if they beat the same way they did in the last match. He broke 47* on 18 balls. Proteas’ batting unit appears to be in full control with the presence of in-form Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram and David Miller. Their bowling unit looks menacing with Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell and Anrich Nortje in the ranks. Tabraiz Shamsi can make a return to the spinner-friendly SCG playing XI as South Africa can drop a point guard.
Since the terrain of the SCG favors spinners, the slower bowlers may prove to be the deciding factor in the game.
Form guide (last five games)
South Africa: NR-WLLW
Bangladesh vs South Africa (head to head)
Matches played: 7
South Africa: 7
The SCG terrain has some grass cover but should be dry and can help spinners. Hitters would like to hit on this strip.
Rain is expected in Sydney on Thursday afternoon. Temperatures will fluctuate between 24°C and 14°C.
Possible Bangladesh 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, Hasan Mahmud
Possible South Africa 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
Top Fantastic Picks Suggestions
Drummers: Afif Hossain, Litton Das, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Aiden Markram
Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock
Versatile: Shakib Al Hasan
Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Betting odds (bet365)
South Africa: 1.16
where to watch
The match starts at 8:30 am IST. In India, the match will be broadcast on Star Sports Network. Online viewers can follow the action live via Disney+ Hotstar.
(Edited by : Prakhar Satchdeo)
First post: STI