The 22nd encounter of the ongoing T20 World Cup will see South Africa lock horns with Bangladesh at the SCG. The game will start at 8.30 AM IST on the 27th of October.
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South Africa had an unfortunate start to their World Cup campaign, as their first game against Zimbabwe was called off due to rain. Chasing a mere 80 to win in nine overs, the Proteas raced their way to 51 in three overs. But to their misfortune, rain entered the scene, and two points were shared equally by the two teams. Therefore, it’s a must-win game for them to keep their playoff hopes alive.
On the other hand, Bangladesh had a great start to the World Cup, defeating the Netherlands by nine runs in their first game. Afif Hossain emerged as their rescuer once again, as his 38-run knock propelled Bangladesh to 144. Taskin Ahmed recorded a spectacular four-for on the bowling front to ensure Bangladesh’s clinical victory. However, the Tigers would like better performances from the experienced duo of Litton Das and Shakib Al Hasan, who recorded single-digit scores in the first game.
Match: South Africa v Bangladesh (22nd match)
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Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Venue: SCG, Sydney
Date & Time: 27th October, 9:30 PM IST
The pitch in Sydney is not as quick as the other pitches in Australia. It can also get slower with time. Thus, batting first will be ideal, Spinner will play a vital role in the middle overs. Anything above 170 is a good score to defend. The Captain winning the toss will look to bat first.
Head to Head
South Africa and Bangladesh have clashed in seven T20Is, with the Proteas winning all the matches. The contests have been so one-sided that the Tigers have failed to put up a fight on all occasions.
Probable Playing XIs
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Bangladesh: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud
Probable Match Winner
South Africa will definitely start as the favourites. But Bangladesh will enter the field with a nothing to lose mindset, which makes them lethal.