South Africa will face Bangladesh at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 24th October 2023. It promises to be an exciting encounter as the Proteas played a brilliant encounter against England with 229 runs victory at this venue.
The Proteas is currently at number 3 place and would look to consolidate with another dominating performance over Bangladesh. South Africa is on a roll with some lovely performances while Bangladesh would look to register their 2nd win after loss to India in the previous match.
Both teams would be looking for good performances in Mumbai and quality players who can change the course of the game with their abilities.
Here we look at the 5 Players To Look Out For
- Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock was dismissed without opening his account against England. He would be looking to regain his form with an attacking start and put the bowlers under immense pressure.
He has a great record in One-day internationals against Bangladesh with 428 runs from 9 matches ( 9 innings) including 1 century and 2 half-centuries to his name including the best score of 168 not out. De would be looking to provide a flying start in the first 10 overs that would put enough pressure on the Bangladesh bowlers.
De Kock will be eager to showcase their domination over Bangladesh and help South Africa register another victory.
- Liton Das
Liton Das is an excellent player who puts pressure on the opponent bowlers with his attacking mindset. He struggled initially and kept the momentum going for Bangladesh along with Tanzid Hasan.
He showed intent and made life tough for Indian bowlers. Playing his first World Cup match against South Africa, Das would be looking to provide an attacking start against South Africa’s opening bowlers that will help Bangladesh post or chase down the target.
Das has a decent record against South Africa in the ODI format with 176 runs from 9 matches (9 innings) including the best score of 50. He would be eager to showcase his abilities in the first 10 overs on a brilliant batting pitch in Mumbai.
- Heinrich Klassen
The dashing Heinrich Klassen showed his best performance with a superb century against England. With wickets falling on the other end, he looked impressive taking singles and keeping the scoreboard ticking.
He upped the ante putting enough pressure on the England bowlers. After completing his half-century, Klassen hammered century and was dismissed for 109. With a poor record against Bangladesh, he would be eager to come up with another brilliant knock that would help South Africa put enough pressure on the Bangladesh bowlers.
- Shakib AL Hasan
The Bangladesh captain Shakib AL Hasan would be returning to the squad and would look to lead from the front after missing the previous match against India due to an injury.
He has performed brilliantly with both and ball against SA in the ODI format. The veteran all-rounder scored 492 runs from 17 matches ( 16 innings) with 5 half-centuries including the best score of 77. With the ball, he grabbed 16 wickets from 17 matches at an economy of 4.67 runs per over with best figures of 3 for 33. During the 2019 World Cup, Shakib AL Hasan scored 75 off 84 deliveries that helped Bangladesh post 330 for 8.
Shakib AL Hasan would be eager to perform with both and ball helping Bangladesh register victory over the South African team.
- Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada picked the wicket of Ben Stokes in the previous match against England. He gave away 38 runs in his 6 overs. He would be eager to pick early wickets in the first 10 overs and put enough pressure on Bangladesh batters who struggle on swing pitches.
He has a decent record against Bangladesh in ODI format with 19 wickets from 10 matches at an economy of 4.88 runs per with figures of 6 for 16. His bowling was not up to the mark against Bangladesh in the 2019 WC as he did not pick any wickets giving away 57 runs.
Rabada would be hoping to pick early wickets that would put pressure on the Bangladesh batting lineup.