Time: 20 Mar, 1.30 PM IST
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Decent pace and bounce will be on offer for the pacers. That said, given the fast outfield, the batters too will enjoy playing their shots.
Quinton de Kock’s participation in this game will depend on his fitness.
Probable XI for South Africa: Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne/Quinton de Kock (wk), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Probable XI for Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
After a quiet series against Afghanistan, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan finished as the top scorer (77) for Bangladesh at Centurion. Although he went wicketless, we know what he is capable of with the ball.
South Africa would want premier batter Rassie van der Dussen to continue his golden run with the bat. His last four ODI innings read 129*, 37*, 52, and 86.
Litton Das is clearly enjoying his purple patch. His last three ODI scores read 50, 86, and 136.
After struggling to time the ball initially, Yasir Ali changed gears and finished with 50 off 44 balls in the first ODI. He is built ideally for clearing the ropes.
Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jensen, and Lungi Ngidi were far from their best at Centurion. That said, with more pace and bounce on offer at Johannesburg, the South Africa pace bowling trio will be a lot more effective.
Mehidy Hasan once again proved why he is valuable in limited-overs cricket. After getting hammered in his initial spell, the off-spinner came back and turned the game in Bangladesh’s favour by picking 4 quick wickets.
Temba Bavuma might have been dismissed for 31 in the last game, but the South African skipper averages 55.5 in his last 5 ODIs.
At the highveld, David Miller can clear the ropes quite comfortably. Although the hosts fell short in the last match, he blasted 79 in 57 balls.
With pace and bounce on offer at Wanderers, Taskin Ahmed can be a handy customer to negotiate. He finished with figures 10-1-36-3 in the opening ODI.
After registering their first-ever ODI win on South African soil, Bangladesh will be cock-a-hoop. That said, the Proteas will be confident going into this clash at Johannesburg, where the conditions are likely to be in their favour.