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SA vs BAN 2022: South Africa Announced Fixtures for Bangladesh Series

The South African Cricket Board has released the official schedules for their upcoming bilateral home series against Bangladesh in March-April. Bangladesh will visit South Africa for a three-match ODI series and a two-match Test series. The Test series is part of the ICC Test Championship, and the ODI series is part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, hence this is a crucial tour for the Bangladesh men’s national cricket team. Let’s look at the whole schedule for the SA vs BAN 2022 series.

Full Fixtures of the South Africa-Bangladesh Series 2022

The Bangladesh national men’s cricket team will travel to South Africa for a Test and an ODI series in March. The tour will begin with a limited-overs format before moving to a longer-version series. Centurion, Johannesburg, Durban, and Gqeberha will host the matches. Here is the full schedule for the bilateral series between South Africa and Bangladesh.

The Importance of Bangladesh Tour of South Africa 2022

Bangladesh will accomplish a great deal by playing against a prominent cricketing nation on their territory. Because playing in challenging conditions assists Bangladeshi cricketers to develop as international players. Players that compete regularly against strong opponents in difficult conditions have a better chance of succeeding on the international stage. Bangladeshi players have had a poor overall record in South Africa. Therefore, it will be yet another excellent opportunity for the players to gain valuable experience. They will gain confidence for future tours if they do well.

Bangladesh will play two ICC Test Championship matches during their visit. They are presently in 7th place in the Championship with 25 PCT. Oppositely, South Africa are in fourth place with 66.66 PCT. The series is critical for South Africa if they want to climb the points table. On the other hand, Bangladesh will be hoping to do well in the series, and a draw would be a great triumph for the tigers. Mominul Haque is expected to captain Bangladesh in the Test series.

The ODI series is part of the Cricket World Cup Super League, which is organized by the International Cricket Council. The top eight teams, including host India, will qualify for the World Cup 2023. Bangladesh must therefore finish in the top eight to qualify for the next 50-over World Cup. Bangladesh are now in second place in the points standings, with 80 points, while South Africa are currently in tenth place.

Given the present state of the points table, South Africa will be aiming for a limited-overs whitewash over Bangladesh. On the other hand, Bangladesh would be trying to win at least one match in the ODI series. Bangladesh’s veteran opener Tamim Iqbal is most likely to lead the team in the One-Day International series.

Bottom Line

Bangladesh have never beaten South Africa in a match played in South Africa. Bangladesh national team has played six Test matches, eight One-Day Internationals, and three Twenty-20 Internationals in South Africa and has lost all of them. According to these stats, Bangladesh men’s team has struggled in South Africa. Therefore, anticipating positive outcomes from the upcoming SA vs BAN 2022 bilateral contest will be unrealistic. However, Bangladesh’s Test team recently defeated New Zealand in their own backyard for the first time. They may draw a lot of inspiration from that historic triumph when they face the Proteas in South Africa next month.

Source: United News of Bangladesh