Bangladesh will play two Test matches against South Africa, the first of which will begin at the end of this month. Because this bilateral Test series is part of the ICC’s Test Championship, both teams will be looking to outperform one other. In the ongoing WTC points table, Bangladesh is presently placed second, while South Africa are in third place. Let’s take a look at the Test records between the two sides, venue statistics, and fixtures for the SA vs BAN Test Series 2022.
Noteworthy Test Records between South Africa vs Bangladesh
South Africa and Bangladesh have faced each other in twelve Test matches. Bangladesh have yet to win a Test match against South Africa, with the Proteas leading the head-to-head matches 10-0. Only two of Bangladesh’s matches against South Africa have resulted in a draw. Both matches took place at home in 2015 as part of a bilateral series. On the other hand, South Africa have defeated Bangladesh in six home games and won the remaining matches away from home.
South Africa vs Bangladesh Test Series 2022: Venue Statistics
The longer-version format bilateral series between South Africa and Bangladesh will be contested on two different stadiums. The venues are Kingsmead in Durban and St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
Test stats: Kingsmead in Durban
Matches Played: 44 | Result (win): 30 | Result (Draw): 14 | Highest Innings: 275 (Gary Kirsten) | Best Bowling (Innings): 8/69 (Hugh Tayfield) | Highest Team innings: 658/9d | Lowest Team Innings: 66
South Africa’s record at the Kingsmead: Played: 44 | Win: 14 | Lost: 16
Test stats: St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth
Matches Played: 31 | Result (win): 26 | Result (Draw): 5 | Highest Innings: 196 (Herschelle Gibbs) | Best Bowling (Innings): 8/7 (George Lohmann) | Highest Team innings: 549/7d | Lowest Team Innings: 30
South Africa’s record at the St George’s Park: Played: 31 | Win: 13 | Lost: 13
Fixtures for the SA vs BAN Test Series 2022
South Africa and Bangladesh will play their first Test match at Kingsmead in Durban. The game will begin at 2:00 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). The second match will be held at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth at 2:00 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time).
First Test Match: 31 March – 4 April | Venue: Kingsmead | Time: 2 p.m.
Second Test Match: 7 April – 11 April | Venue: St George’s Park | Time: 2 p.m.
The South African Test team will most likely be favourites to win the two-match bilateral series against Bangladesh. However, nobody can rule out Bangladesh’s possibilities in the longer format, particularly after their inspiring performance in the ODI format. Moreover, some of the current South African Test team’s well-known names will be unavailable for the series. These players will compete in the IPL 2022, a twenty20 franchise competition.
The upcoming SA vs BAN Test series 2022 will be a great opportunity for the Bangladesh team to stun the Proteas national side in the longer-version format for the first time. Besides, winning a match will increase their ICC Test Championship points. The Mominul Haque-led team has the ability to upset an inexperienced Proteas Test team, but they must execute their tactics properly on the field.
Source: United News of Bangladesh