South Africa and Bangladesh, two teams that have had contrasting journeys in the 2023 World Cup so far, will clash in match 23 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. South Africa, apart from the shocking defeat at the hands of the Netherlands, have won their other three games while Bangladesh, apart from winning against Afghanistan in their opening game, have lost their other three games.
South Africa comes into this game with a boost of confidence, having recently secured a significant victory over England at the same venue last Saturday. After choosing to bat first, South Africa put up an impressive total of 399 runs, with Reeza Hendricks (85), Rassie van der Dussen (60), Aiden Markram (42), Heinrich Klaasen (109), and Marco Jansen (75) all contributing significantly. In response, England was dismissed for just 170 runs, with Gerald Coetzee being the standout bowler with three wickets. This 229-run victory marked England’s largest loss in ODIs. The Proteas will now look to deliver another batting masterclass at the same venue.
South Africa finds themselves in the third spot in the points table. Their impressive victories by significant margins, such as a 102-run win against Sri Lanka, a 134-run victory against Australia, and a remarkable 229-run triumph over England, have secured them the top spot for the best net run rate in the tournament.
Bangladesh’s performance in the tournament has left much to be desired. Despite a winning start against Afghanistan, they went on to lose three consecutive matches. Their players have struggled both with the bat and ball. To keep their hopes alive for a spot in the semifinals, winning this upcoming match is a must. Presently, they sit at the seventh position in the points table, having secured only one win in four matches.
Ahead of the next game of the Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
South Africa vs Bangladesh Injury Update
For Bangladesh, Shakib, who missed the game against India, is likely to return, while Taskin Ahmed will take longer to recover from his shoulder injury. South Africa do not have any injury concerns.
South Africa vs Bangladesh Predicted XI
South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (capt)/Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Gerald Coetzee, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Lungi Ngidi
Bangladesh: 1 Tanzid Hasan, 2 Litton Das, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 5 Towhid Hridoy, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Mahmudullah, 9 Hasan Mahmud, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
South Africa vs Bangladesh Match Details
Match: South Africa vs Bangladesh
Date & Time: October 24, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
South Africa vs Bangladesh Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen (c)
Batsmen: Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Najmul Hossain Shanto
All-rounders: Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen (vc), Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee
South Africa vs Bangladesh: Mumbai Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Wankhede stadium is batting friendly and going by how South Africa batted here in their previous game, another run-fest could be on the cards.
The weather in Mumbai will be warm and sunny with no chance of rain. The temperature will be around 34 degrees Celsius during the day.
South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between South Africa and Bangladesh here’s will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
South Africa vs Bangladesh Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the South Africa vs Bangladesh match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
South Africa vs Bangladesh ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by South Africa||18|
|Matches won by Bangladesh||6|
South Africa vs Bangladesh match prediction
Bangladesh’s batting and bowling, both has been weak. Unless some of their big names step up, this is going to be South Africa’s game to win.