Bangladesh and South Africa will take centre stage on Tuesday, October 24, as the 2 groups will battle it out in match no. 23 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. South Africa beat reigning champions England by 229 runs on Saturday, making it three wins in 4 matches within the match. They additionally gained towards Sri Lanka and Australia, earlier on this World Cup. Their solely loss within the match has come towards the Netherlands within the rain-curtailed encounter. (World Cup factors desk)
Meanwhile, Bangladesh have misplaced three matches on the bounce – versus England, New Zealand and India – since their opening recreation win towards Afghanistan.
Bangladesh had been overwhelmed by seven wickets by India of their final match. Batting first in Pune, the openers, each scoring fifties, bought the Bangla Tigers off to a flyer with a 93-run opening stand. However, constant wickets and tight bowling curbed the Bangladesh circulation within the center overs. Mahmudullah, then, smashed 46 off 36 in direction of the top, guiding Bangladesh to 256/8.
India, nonetheless, made gentle work of the run chase, successful with 51 balls to spare. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill laid the platform at first whereas Virat Kohli slammed a 97-ball 103 to proceed the Indian staff’s successful streak.
Similarly, Bangladesh additionally did not register a aggressive complete towards New Zealand, scoring 245/9. The Kiwis chased it down with 43 balls to spare. Bangladesh, earlier, had been outclassed by reigning champions England in a 137-run defeat.
The Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, in the meantime, is anticipated to return to the taking part in XI after lacking out towards India on account of an sickness. His return will invariably strengthen each the batting and bowling departments for the Bangla Tigers, who will hunt for his or her second win within the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Openers: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das
Flamboyant opener Tanzid Hasan showcased his expertise towards India with a 43-ball 51 to attain his maiden ODI fifty. He smashed 5 fours and three sixes whereas placing at 118.60. Tanzid’s means to clear the ropes to pacers and spinners alike will make him a harmful proposition on the Wankhede Stadium.
Litton Das, in the meantime, notched his second fifty of the match within the final match towards India. He has averaged 38.75 within the 4 matches thus far.
Middle order: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim
The Bangladesh center order shall be anticipated to step up on the batting-friendly Mumbai pitch.
Mushfiqur Rahim, the skilled wicketkeeper-batter, has 157 runs in 4 matches, making him the staff’s highest run-getter within the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Rahim has notched two fifties and a century towards the Proteas on this format.
Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy, however, common beneath 25 on this match. An upturn in type for these two batters might go a good distance in Bangladesh scoring freely within the upcoming match.
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahmudullah
Shakib Al Hasan smashed 606 runs in eight matches, together with two tons and 5 half-centuries, ending because the third-highest run-getter on the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The Bangladesh skipper, nonetheless, has failed to duplicate his heroics in 2023, averaging solely 18.33 within the three matches thus far. But with the ball, he has been probably the most economical bowler for the staff selecting up 5 wickets.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz has scalped 5 wickets and scored 98 runs on this version. Mahmudullah, in the meantime, averages 87 with the bat whereas placing at 102.35 within the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
The Bangladesh tempo battery, spearheaded by Mustafizur Rahman, shall be anticipated to profit from the early tempo and bounce together with the swing on supply on the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.
Shoriful Islam has picked up 5 wickets whereas Mustafizur Rahman and Hasan Mahmud have taken two and one wickets respectively within the match thus far.
Mustafizur Rahman has an financial system charge of 4.25 and has scalped eight wickets towards South Africa in ODIs. Shoriful Islam, in the meantime, has taken three wickets in three ODIs towards the Proteas.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
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