South Africa will lock horns with Bangladesh in match 30 of the 20-20 World Cup. The Proteas are coming off a win in their last match against Sri Lanka. It was a much-needed victory considering the cutthroat competition in the group. South Africa have also moved up the ladder and are currently sitting pretty at the second position.
The Temba Bvauma-led side has looked solid in both departments of the game. The bowling looks formidable with good depth in pace and spin. Pacer Anrich Nortje has been phenomenal so far. He has taken five wickets in three games. Shamsi and Maharaj are hard to get away and have perfectly applied the choke. The batting also looks decent with skipper Bavuma and Miller back among runs.
The Asian team so far have had a disappointing campaign with three back-to-back losses. The batting has let them down. On slow tracks, the likes of Mushfiqur Rahaim, Liton Das, and Mahamadullah have struggled. Worst, the team also lost Shakib Al Hasan due to a hamstring injury. It will be a stiff challenge for them to go past this South Africa unit.
The match is going to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, which is comparatively tough to bat than the other two grounds in UAE. It will also be a day game and history suggests that batting second would be a bit easy.
It will be quite sunny through the day, with the temperature hovering around 31 degrees celsius
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 20- 20 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