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South Africa vs Bangladesh T20 Head to Head – Records & Stats

The 30th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will happen today with South Africa against Bangladesh. It will begin at 3:30 PM IST and will take place at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The match will be broadcast on Star Sports Network and live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website. This will be the first match of the super 12 stage matches to be held at the same venue in one day. 

South Africa stands at position 2 with 4 points, and a net run rate of +0.210, whereas Bangladesh is bottom of Group 1 with a negative net run rate of -1.069. South Africa has won two of their three matches, and Bangladesh has lost in all the three matches they’ve been to in the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup

South Africa has a better net run rate than their opponents in Australia; therefore, they are working hard to increase their chances of qualifying for the tournament’s semi-finals. That would mean they defeat Bangladesh today. Bangladesh is standing at the bottom, and with a negative net run rate, their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals look slim. 

South Africa has won two matches in the same venue and lost one in the T20Is in the last 11 years. Their opponents, Bangladesh, lost their first-ever T20I match to England in the same venue. In a previous match against Sri Lanka, South Africa won over Sri Lanka by four wickets and one ball left. David Miller did some killer blows that secured them a second win in the ongoing T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka, who batted first, were bowled out for 142. 

As they chased down the 142+ target, SA’s opener Pathum Nissanka made an excellent 72 runs, and Charith Asalanka made 21 runs. The batting department went all out to get easy scores. Skipper Temba Bavuma scored 46 runs, and David Miller scored a phenomenal unbeaten 23 runs off 13 balls. That’s how they secured a win! They aim to continue their campaign with wins and be the spoilers of today’s match and the next one against England.

Bangladesh recently lost the services of their all-rounder Shaki Al Hasan because of a hamstring injury he sustained while they were playing West Indies, and they would need to perform well without him to beat SA strong and in-form unit. They lost to the West Indies by three runs, who batted first and scored 142/7 in the first innings. Roston Chase scored 39 runs, and Nicholas Pooran scored 40 runs, whereas Jason Holder hit a five-ball 15 at the end of the game.

In their power play, Liton Das scored 44 runs, and Mahmudullah made 31 runs. The team needed to score 13 runs in the final over to beat West Indies, but they lost three chances. But they were blocked by Andre Russell with his three runs that ensured a win to their opponents. The team players have dropped nine catches in the last six games they’ve been to. At the Super 12 stage, Bangladesh has had three half-centuries hit them off. They have scored two half-centuries, and their bowlers have conceded ten runs six times in one over an inning. For more T20 World Cup match updates, previews and scores, and best cricket betting tips, head to My Casino Guru. 

South Africa vs Bangladesh T20 Head to Head Records

South Africa and Bangladesh have gone head to head in 6 matches. In their last T20I match held in Potchefstroom in 2017, David Miller scored a marvelous 100*(36) of seven fours and nine sixes.  

Overall SA vs BAN T20 Head to Head records

South AfricaBangladesh
Matches Won60
Matches played in Asia20
Matches played at neutral venues00
Matches played in ICC T20 World Cup10
In the last 5 matches50
Average ScoreAgainst BAN 167Against SA 134

Top Players Stats T20 

T20 Head to HeadSouth AfricaBangladesh
Most RunsDavid Miller – 157Soumya Sarkar – 135
Most WicketsKagiso Rabada – 2Mohammed Saifuddin – 2
Most CatchesDavid Miller – 4Mushfiqur Rahim – 4

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

South Africa and Bangladesh will play the T20 match in the afternoon, at the time the temperatures of Abu Dhabi will be about 32 degrees Celsius during the day and in the night to be 28 degrees celsius. With clear skies, the chance of rain is only 5%. The humidity levels are expected to be 74%. 

The grounds do not support high scoring, for the average score in the first innings is 139, and in the second innings, an average of 127 in the T20Is. Cricket spinners are very much favored by the Abu Dhabi Stadium grounds. Also, the paces have an upper advantage at the stadium. Big scores will be hard to come by, and the match-winning total of the venue is 160 in the first innings. 

Probable Playing XIs

South Africa Squad: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, and Tabraiz Shamsi.

Bangladesh Squad: Mahmudullah (captain), Liton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shamim Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, and Mohammad Naim.

Teams Form

South Africa’s expectations of succeeding this far were minimal as they came to the ICC T20 World Cup, but they have found sneaky ways to stay competitive. Against West Indies, player Aiden Markram did a 51 not out, and player Anrich Nortje’s economy rate is 5.16 indeed gets their confidence up. 

David Miller came to a hamstring injury, and Tabraiz Shamsi has been troubled since the warm-up matches. Shakib Al Hasan, injured, may be replaced by Shamim Hossain, or Nasum Ahmed, or Rubel Hossain. Nural Hassan was nursing a low midriff injury and will be unavailable today too. And he may be replaced by Liton Das. 


South Africa seems to be more worried about their match against England that will be on Saturday. The test looms and is heavy on them as they prepare to win today’s match to keep themselves playing for the semi-finals. They cannot afford to lose at this point, and if they keep playing as they have since the start of the tournament, they will stay motivated to bring the title home. Bangladesh seems to be running out of their chances to make it to the semis and looks to make a difference after the losses they incurred. Catch today’s cricket match tips and predictions on these sport’s top betting sites list that includes top leading sites: Uwin, Betway, 22Bet, and Cricsbet.  Access the best odds and amazing bonuses to boost your winnings. 

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