South Africa and Bangladesh will face each other in Match 22 of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Bangladesh had beaten the Netherlands in their first encounter and will be looking to carry on the momentum. On the other hand, South Africa were on the verge of winning the game against Zimbabwe before the rain came down heavily, and the match was eventually called off.
Pitch and Weather report:
This game will be played on a new track and is expected to be dry. The pitch will provide decent support to batters but provide some assistance to pacers as well. The weather has been dry and warm, and a full 40-overs game is expected to take place.
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
South Africa: WLLWW (last five completed matches, most recent first)
What they said:
“It makes your job a lot easier. It’s difficult when you have two seamers who have to do pretty much everything. We have three or four, and everyone is better at something than someone else. We can always turn to someone else if things aren’t going well. It gives you a sense of calm and also confidence that you need going into a tournament like this,” said South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi ahead of the game.
“This is a very important match for South Africa because they would have expected to have one more point. They will have a bit more pressure on them. It’s almost a do-or-die match for them, whereas we are coming into this game on the back of a win,” said Bangladesh skipper Shakib al Hasan.