South Africa defied all odds and held their composure well against Sri Lanka in their last game to win a thriller by six wickets. The team put the C-word to rest as David Millier and Kagiso Rabada’s heroics boosted their hopes of qualifying to the semifinals.
South Africa will now face Bangladesh on Tuesday (November 2) at the Abu Dhabi Stadium. So far, the team’s bowling has looked solid with Tabraiz Shamsi and Anrich Nortje leading the charge. All-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has also looked good, picking six wickets in three games. The batting is a bit of concern with Quinton de Kock still not at his usual best. Skipper Bavuma got among runs by scoring 46 and that should augur well for the team.
For Bangladesh, nothing seems to be going right. The team have lost three matches and are almost out of the qualification race. Worst, the team has also been hit by injuries as Shakib-Al-Hasan has been ruled out of the event due to a hamstring injury. He was the leading wicket-taker for the team with 11 scalps. It would be even more challenging for Bangladesh to win without its talismanic all-rounder.
The match is going to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the slowest of the three surfaces. Batting has been quite difficult here with the average score being 140. It is a day game and dew won’t have a say.
The forecast predicted for Tuesday (November 2) is 31 degrees Celsius. It will be sunny through the day.
Playing Combinations South Africa
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Playing Combinations Bangladesh
Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Liton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed/Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed
Matches- 6, Bangladesh – 0, South Africa– 6, Tied- 0
In T20 World Cups
Matches- 1, Bangladesh – 0, South Africa– 1, Tied- 0
South Africa vs Bangladesh Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 03:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney + Hotstar