South Africa and Bangladesh will fight against each other in the 30th match of the World T20 Cup on Tuesday, 2nd of November. South Africa has become a strong contender to reach the semi-finals after defeating West Indies and Sri Lanka. The match will take place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
South Africa has won its last two matches. The win over West Indies and Sri Lanka has made South Africa a strong contender to reach the semi-finals. South Africa will continue their good performance against struggling Bangladesh today and try to strengthen their semi-final hopes.
South Africa was in very good form against Sri Lanka. The fast bowlers and spinners of the team put the opposition under pressure. In T20 Internationals, No.1 bowler Tabraiz Shamsi showed why he occupies number one while bowlers like Nortje and Dwaine Pretorius are also consistently doing well.
The tournament is not going good for Bangladesh. In 3 matches, the team did not register a single win. Bangladesh suffered another major setback ahead of the match, their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been knocked out of the tournament because of an injury. Bangladesh batsmen looked struggling in the tournament and failed to score big. The bowlers also lacked discipline while fielding was also mediocre.
Soumya Sarkar is likely to replace Shakib in the match. The bowlers have done better than the batsmen and on a slow pitch they can challenge South Africa to some extent.
The minimum and maximum temperatures at Abu Dhabi will be 28 and 32 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 79 percent with no chances of precipitation.
In Abu Dhabi, the day will be very hot and the players will be tested hard. The pitch is also slow and the batsmen may have some trouble. Spinners can create an impact in the match. It could be a low-scoring match. A score of 140-150 can be challenging.
Probable Playing XI For 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
Probable Playing XI For 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
Quinton de Kock