T20 World Cup: South Africa vs Bangladesh- Fantasy Preview

South Africa is all set to take on Bangladesh in the Group D match of the T20 World Cup. Both teams are coming into the match after registering a win.

South Africa is all set to take on Bangladesh in the Group D match of the T20 World Cup. Both teams are coming into the match after registering a win in their previous matches against Netherlands and Sri Lanka. The match is a crucial one for both teams as a win would help them inch closer to booking a place in the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup.

In this article, we will look at all the aspects of what promises to be a keenly contested match in the T20 World Cup.

T20 World Cup: South Africa vs Bangladesh

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South Africa

The Aiden Markram-led side has had a good start to the tournament with two wins in as many games and would like to book a spot in the Super Eight with a win against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup match which is scheduled to take place on June 10.

The Key Factors

If we talk about the factors that have contributed to the Proteas’ success then the one that stands out is the team’s fast bowling. The pace quartet of Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, and Ottneil Baartman have created havoc among the opposition batters with their spicy pace bowling. Along with the fast bowlers Keshav Maharaj who happens to be the lone specialist spinner in the playing XI has also chipped in with crucial wickets after the powerplay.

The Concern

The only concern for South Africa before the match against Bangladesh is their fragile top order which hasn’t contributed much with the bat in the first two matches and the team management would hope for them to come good against the Bangladesh.

Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottneil Baartman.

Bangladesh

For Bangladesh, the match against South Africa provides an opportunity to upset the rhythm of an in-form team and consolidate their position in Group D. The biggest positive for the team in their opening match against Sri Lanka was their bowling with both fast bowlers and spinners making significant contribution which helped the Najmul Hossain Shanto led side restrict Sri Lanka to a low score.

The Worry

As far as Bangladesh’s effort with the bat is concerned the team management would like the batters to put up a batter show in the batting department and would expect the top order to contribute more in order to entertain the team’s chances of defeating a strong South African side and make a solid case for a spot in the super eight stage of the T20 World Cup.

Probable XI: Tanzid Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Tawhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman.

Squads

Bangladesh Squad: Tanzid Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das(w), Najmul Hossain Shanto(c), Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahedi Hasan, Tanvir Islam, Shoriful Islam, Jaker Ali.

South Africa Squad: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram(c), Tristan Stubbs, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottneil Baartman, Gerald Coetzee, Ryan Rickelton, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi.

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Dream 11 Prediction For South Africa vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup Match

Batters: Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassaen, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah

Bowlers: Anrich Nortje (c), Ottneil, Barttman, Mustafizur Rahman (vc)

Wicketkeepers: Litton Das, Quinton de Kock

All-Rounders: Marco Jansen, Shakib Al Hasan

Head to Head in T20 World Cup

 Bangladesh: 0, South Africa: 3

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium is known for its uneven bounce with some balls keeping low and some bouncing from the same length as a result batting hasn’t been easy on this surface and the team that wins the toss usually prefers to bowl first.

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Match Winner Prediction

 We predict South Africa to win this T20 World Cup match.