We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for South Africa vs Bangladesh, T20 World Cup 2022
1st innings average score: 163
2nd innings average score: 138
Type: A batting wicket through and through, with some help for spinners.
Probable Playing XIs for South Africa & Bangladesh
Probable XI for South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Probable XI for Bangladesh: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud
Kagiso Rabada has taken a mere 5 wickets in his last 10 T20Is.
Shakib Al Hasan has been blowing hot and cold of late, but his all-round skills keep fantasy players in the hunt. In his last 10 professional T20s, he has scored 4 fifties, 4 single-digit scores, and a duck. With the ball, however, he has put up slightly better performances, scalping 10 wickets.
Wayne Parnell’s comeback to the South African team has been effective. He has taken 12 wickets in 9 T20Is – most of which have come with the new ball. Moreover, he has added batting skills to his talents and can deal in boundaries at will.
Soumya Sarkar has been a handy player in fantasy leagues. He has taken 2 wickets and has the top score of 23 in the last 3 T20Is. However, it is his numbers against South Africa that make him an exciting pick. In 5 games against the Proteas, he has collected 135 runs at an average of 27 and a strike rate of 155.
Lungi Ngidi has been South Africa’s best strike bowler of late. In his 10 T20Is, he has sniped up 17 wickets at an excellent strike rate of 10.2.
Litton Das could not find his feet against the Netherlands, but he will remain Bangladesh’s prominent batter at the top. After all, he averages 29 this year.
The wicket at the SCG provides ample turn, and the accurate Keshav Maharaj will play a key role. With 13 wickets, he is South Africa’s second-highest wicket-taker in 2022.
Since the previous T20 World Cup, Aiden Markram has scored 354 runs at 51. He has scored below 20 only twice in 12 innings.
Quinton de Kock’s numbers for this game are superior. His last 3 scores read 69*, 68, and 47*. In Australia, he has scored 163 runs at an incredible average of 41 in 5 T20Is. Against Bangladesh, he averages 33 in 4 T20Is.
David Miller isn’t too far behind. Against Bangladesh, he has 4 unbeaten knocks in 5 games – one of which is a hundred. In 2022, he has smashed 283 runs including a thirty, a fifty, and a hundred.
Afif Hossain yet again top-scored for Bangladesh, smashing 38 off 27 against the Netherlands. He is also their highest run-scorer for the year. His 426 runs have come at a healthy average of 32.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
South Africa have a dominating batting line-up, while Bangladesh boast of a better spin attack. As witnessed in the opening game, batting first was beneficial. However, on paper and in fantasy leagues, South Africa are well ahead.