Who Will Win Bangladesh vs South Africa – T20 World Cup

Who: Bangladesh vs South Africa
What: ICC T20 World Cup Group D Match
When: Monday, June 10, 10:30 AM local time (14:30 GMT)
Where: Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York, US

Bangladesh vs South Africa South Africa heads into their crucial clash against Bangladesh with a clear objective: a win will secure their place at the top of Group D in the T20 World Cup.

The Proteas’ Challenge

The Proteas have experienced mixed results on the challenging pitch at New York’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. However, the familiarity gained from playing two matches at the venue might give them an edge in their encounter with Bangladesh on Monday.

A victory for Aiden Markram’s side will solidify their leading position in the competitive Group D, which also features Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, and Nepal.

Bangladesh vs South Africa

Despite this potential advantage, Markram remains cautious of the threat posed by Bangladesh’s versatile bowling attack.

“It’s going to be a proper challenge for us against a really strong Bangladesh team,” the South Africa captain told reporters on Sunday.

Having played all their matches in New York so far, the Proteas have a slight advantage over Bangladesh, who last played at the venue in a warm-up match against India on June 1. Markram emphasized that their understanding of the conditions would be crucial.

“We can strategize to reach a target score of around 140 if we bat first, and then rely on our bowlers to handle the rest.”

Bangladesh had strong fan support in their first match against Sri Lanka in Dallas. Markram expects a similar turnout in New York but emphasized that his team would focus on their performance on the field.

“I believe there’s a sizable South African community here, so it’s been fantastic to see them show their support in large numbers.”

Bangladesh Ready for a ‘Good Fight’

Bangladesh’s coach Chandika Hathurusinghe expressed relief after their narrow victory over Sri Lanka and anticipates better performances in the remaining group matches.

“Lately, we have been inconsistent,” the coach said, attributing it to a lack of confidence.

“Confidence plays a big part in T20 cricket and it’s a difficult format because you have to be on the go from the start.”

Bangladesh’s batting has been inconsistent in recent games, but middle-order batters Liton Das and Towhid Hridoy have found form in the T20 World Cup. Both players were the top scorers for the Tigers against Sri Lanka, with Hridoy smashing four sixes in his 20-ball 40.

However, the conditions in New York will differ, and Hathurusinghe anticipates challenges for the batters despite improvements in the playing surface Bangladesh vs South Africa.

“If they [batters] can’t adapt to the conditions, it’s difficult for them. Their success depends on their ability to adapt.”

Hathurusinghe also noted the threat posed by South Africa’s bowling attack but assured that his team is prepared for a “good fight.”

Pitch and Weather Conditions

The much-discussed New York pitch has shown signs of settling since its opening match between India and Ireland. However, bowlers are still expected to find plenty of assistance.

The India-Pakistan game a day earlier saw both teams surpassing 100 runs on the newly unveiled surface.

The weather forecast predicts partly cloudy skies with a light breeze. There is a chance of intermittent light showers which could briefly disrupt the game.

Head-to-Head

South Africa has historically dominated their South Asian opponents in the T20 format, winning all eight of their previous encounters. Three of these victories came in T20 World Cup matches.

Form Guide

Bangladesh: W W L L W
South Africa: W W L L L

Bangladesh Team News

Bangladesh is expected to field the same lineup that secured a victory against Sri Lanka on Friday.

Team Composition:

  • Captain: Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Litton Das
  • Soumya Sarkar
  • Tanzid Hasan Tamim
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Tawhid Hridoy
  • Mahmudullah Riyad
  • Jaker Ali Anik
  • Tanvir Islam
  • Shak Mahedi Hasan
  • Rishad Hossain
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Tanzim Hasan Sakib

South Africa Team News

Despite the challenges posed by the New York pitch and their close call against the Netherlands, South Africa is likely to stick with the same XI that earned them their second win of the tournament.

Team Roster:

  • Captain: Aiden Markram
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • David Miller
  • Ryan Rickelton
  • Tristan Stubbs
  • Marco Jansen
  • Ottneil Baartman
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Bjorn Fortuin
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa and Bangladesh are both ready to leave everything on the field in what promises to be a thrilling contest at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. With crucial points and a place at the top of Group D on the line, cricket fans are in for an exciting match.

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