Bangladesh will tour South Africa this month for an ODI and Test series beginning March 18. The two teams will begin their bilateral battle with a three-match limited-overs series. The tour is crucial for Bangladesh since the limited-overs series is part of the ICC World Cup Super League, while the longer-version series is part of the ICC Test Championship. Take a look at the ODI records between two sides, venue statistics, and important players for the SA vs BAN Series 2022.
South Africa vs Bangladesh: Head-to-Head Statistics for One-Day Internationals
South Africa and Bangladesh have met in twenty-one ODIs. South Africa have a 17-4 edge in the head-to-head meeting. Bangladesh have won two matches at home against South Africa, with the other two triumphs coming on neutral grounds. Bangladesh defeated South Africa for the first time in the 2007 ICC World Cup in the West Indies, and their most recent triumph came in the 2019 ICC World Cup in England. On the other hand, South Africa have won seven games in Bangladesh against the hosts. South African team has stayed undefeated with nine wins in a row at home. However, the Bangladesh team has a 2-1 advantage at a neutral venue.
2022 South Africa vs Bangladesh ODI Series: Stats of ODI Venues
The three One-Day Internationals of the bilateral series between South Africa and Bangladesh will be played at two different grounds. SuperSport Park in Centurion and Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg are the venues.
ODI stats: SuperSport Park in Centurion
Matches Played: 57 | Bat-first (won): 23 | Bat-Second (won): 31 | Highest Innings: 178 (Quinton de Kock) | Best Bowling (Innings): 5/15 (Trent Johnston) | Highest Team innings: 392/6 | Lowest Team Innings: 118
South Africa’s record at the SuperSport Park: Played: 43 | Win: 26 | Lost: 15
ODI stats: Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg
Matches Played: 50 | Bat-first (won): 21 | Bat-Second (won): 29 | Highest Innings: 193 (Fakhar Zaman) | Best Bowling (Innings): 5/20 (Shaun Pollock) | Highest Team innings: 439/2 | Lowest Team Innings: 109 (twice)
South Africa’s record at the Wanderers Stadium: Played: 22 | Win: 17 | Lost: 5
Bangladesh’s record at the Wanderers Stadium: Played: 1 | Win: 0 | Lost: 1
Fixtures of 2022 SA vs BAN ODI Series
The first and third ODIs will be played at SuperSport Park in Centurion, with both games starting at 5 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). The second match will take place at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, and will begin at 2 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time).
First ODI: 18 March | Venue: SuperSport Park | Time: 5 p.m.
Second ODI: 20 March | Venue: Wanderers Stadium | Time: 2 p.m.
Third ODI: 23 March | Venue: SuperSport Park | Time: 5 p.m.
Players to Watch in the SA vs BAN ODI Series 2022
The selectors of both teams have named a strong squad for the ODI series. Key players of each side will be available for the series with the exception of Shakib Al Hasan. Bangladesh’s best all-rounder has yet to confirm his participation in the series. Let’s take a look at the key players on both teams for the limited-overs SA vs BAN Series 2022 excluding Shakib Al Hasan.
Three Key Batters: Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim
Three Key Bowlers: Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed
Bangladesh’s Predicted Playing XI (1st ODI)
Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicket-Keeper), Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed.
Three Key Batters: Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, David Miller
Three Key Bowlers: Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Predicted Playing XI (1st ODI)
Quinton de Kock (Wicket-keeper), Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (Captain), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.
The hosts will start the SA vs BAN Series 2022 as favourite because Bangladesh have never won a match against them in South Africa. The Proteas national side will strive to win all three ODIs to improve their current position in the ICC ODI World Cup Super League.
On the other side, Bangladesh will be hoping to win at least one match in order to improve their Super League standings. Bangladesh would need a spectacular effort from its players if they are to beat South Africa in their own backyard. The Tamim Iqbal-led team has the potential to shock the Proteas side, but they must execute their strategy effectively on the field to do so.
Source: United News of Bangladesh