South Africa vs Bangladesh, Match 23
ICC World Cup, 24 October, 2023, 2 PM IST, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The World Cup in India is in full flow and the 23rd match will see in-form South Africa vs Bangladesh Bangladesh in Mumbai.
The venue saw England going down to their record defeat in ODIs to the Proteas on Saturday (October 21). South Africa won the match by a massive margin of 229 runs and will be looking to perform in the same vein in their next match.
South Africa seemed to have been rattled after the Netherlands thumped them by 38 runs. They couldn’t chase down 246 runs in the rain-curtailed encounter in Dharamsala but staged a terrific comeback to trounce defending champions England who themselves were coming after an upset defeat to Afghanistan. Nevertheless, the Proteas will be keen on adding one more win to the tally when they take on Bangladesh.
Bangladesh, meanwhile, have been struggling completely after winning their opening game against Afghanistan. Since then, they have lost to England, New Zealand and India pretty convincingly. Their latest defeat to India will be hurting more as they wasted a brilliant 93-run start from the openers with the bat.
However, with conditions for batting likely to better at the Wankhede stadium, they will be hoping for a revival against a team that is known to succumb massively under pressure.
The South Africa vs Bangladesh prediction is certainly in favour of the Proteas. But as they say, cricket is a great leveller and who better than South Africa would understand this. They will know clearly that they cannot take any team lightly, especially after what happened to them against the Dutch.
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for South Africa: W-L-W-W-W
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for Bangladesh: L-L-L-W-L
- 1 SA vs BAN Match Preview Dream11
- 2 Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions for South Africa vs Bangladesh
- 3 South Africa vs Bangladesh Dream11 Match Prediction
- 4 South Africa vs Bangladesh win prediction: Tip Proteas to win
SA vs BAN Match Preview Dream11
The prediction is for South Africa not to make many changes to their winning combination for this match. Everything went perfectly for them, especially scoring runs. Temba Bavuma was ill and missed out on the England match. But his replacement Reeza Hendricks smashed 85 runs off 75 balls.
With his knock though, Bavuma’s position, even as captain, is in trouble. He is yet to score many runs in this World Cup and Hendricks has proved his mettle in his opening game itself. Apart from that, there shouldn’t be any changes to the playing XI for this match.
They could be tempted to bring in Andile Phehlukwayo at the expense of Keshav Maharaj, who hardly had a role to play against England. But the latter has done his job perfectly in this World Cup so far. The only worry now is Bavuma’s fitness and even if he regains fitness, will Hendricks be dropped despite scoring runs?
Probable Best Performers – Dream11 prediction
Probable Best Batter: Aiden Markram
Probable Best Bowler: Kagiso Rabada
Possible Playing XI: Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee.
Bangladesh continue to fret over their skipper Shakib Al Hasan’s fitness. He sustained a left quad injury during their game against New Zealand and subsequently missed the India clash in Pune. The Tigers missed him a lot, especially with the bat as the team lost wickets at regular intervals after the openers posted 93 runs upfront.
With the ball too, the spinners lacked penetration in the absence of Shakib. The team management is pretty confident of the veteran returning to the side for this match. He is very much likely to replace Nasum Ahmed in the playing XI who conceded 60 wicketless runs in his 9.3 overs spell.
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter: Litton Das
Probable Best Bowler: Shoriful Islam
Possible Playing XI: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan/Nasum Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud.
Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions for South Africa vs Bangladesh
The surface at the Wankhede stadium was full of runs in the afternoon for the game between South Africa and Bangladesh. It remained true to its nature in the second half as well but England lost too many wickets and couldn’t chase down the run. If the batters play out the new ball, the batting will come very easy in SA vs BAN clash and lots of runs could be scored.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, ODI Records
Total Matches: 30
Match Won batting first: 15
Match won bowling first: 15
Average 1st innings score: 239
Average 2nd innings score: 200
Expected weather condition: Heinrich Klassen admitted that it was extremely hot and humid in the middle with energy going down in the afternoon. Something similar is expected in Mumbai again with temperature hovering around 33-35 Degrees Celsius during the match. There is no chance of rain whatsoever in this match despite a red alert for a cyclone.
South Africa vs Bangladesh Dream11 Match Prediction
Wicket-keepers: Heinrich Klaasen, Quinton de Kock, Litton Das
Batters: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rassie van der Dussen
All-rounders: Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Recommended Captain: Quinton de Kock
Recommended Vice-captain: Litton Das
There are quality players available in the wicketkeeping department with three of them making way while Mushfiqur Rahim hasn’t been picked. Among batters, only Shanto and Rassie look fine. Here we are presuming that Shakib will not play and accordingly, have included Jansen, Mehidy and Markram in our Dream11 Fantasy playing XI. De Kock and Das are captaincy options given the conditions on offer.
South Africa vs Bangladesh win prediction: Tip Proteas to win
South Africa are clear favourites in this match and our Dream 11 tip is for them to win.
They are in the third position and are coming off a record-breaking win against England. Bangladesh, on the other hand, look deflated and troubled. However, no team should be taken lightly. Despite all warnings, the Tigers are unlikely to threaten the Proteas at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.