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SA vs BAN Test Series 2022: Ten Expected Milestones for Bangladesh Players

South Africa will host Bangladesh for a two-match Test series beginning on March 31 (Thursday). The series is part of the second cycle of the ICC Test Championship (2021–2023). Therefore, this longer-version format bilateral series is crucial for both sides. Bangladesh’s players will give it their all during the clash in an attempt to upset the South African side. In addition, the series allows players to attain a number of personal milestones. The milestones that Bangladesh cricketers can accomplish in the SA vs BAN Test series 2022 are discussed in this article.

South Africa vs Bangladesh Test Series 2022: Ten Attainable Milestones for Bangladesh Cricketers

Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, and a number of other Bangladesh players are nearing personal milestones. Let’s look at some of the achievements that Bangladeshi players may achieve during the forthcoming SA vs BAN Test series 2022.

200 International Wickets

Off-spinner, Mehidy Hasan Miraz needs 13 more wickets to surpass the 200-wicket mark in international cricket. He has 187 wickets in 102 matches for Bangladesh.

50 International Wickets

Left-arm medium-pacer Shoriful Islam just needs six wickets to reach 50 international scalps. He has 44 wickets in 32 international matches.

50 International Wickets

Right-arm pacer Abu Jayed Rahi has 39 international wickets to his name, and he just needs 11 more to get 50 for Bangladesh.

100 International Catches

Tamim Iqbal has 99 catches for Bangladesh and only needs one more on the international level to reach 100.

5000 Test Runs

Mr. dependable Mushfiqur Rahim only needs 127 runs to become Bangladesh’s first player to score 5,000 runs in Test cricket. He has scored 4,873 runs in 78 Test matches for Bangladesh.

5000 Test Runs

Left-handed top-order batter, Tamim Iqbal has 4,788 runs in 64 Test matches for Bangladesh. He needs 212 more runs to complete his 5,000 Test runs.

1000 Test Runs

Najmul Hossain Shanto has scored 713 runs in 13 Test matches for Bangladesh since his debut in 2017. Najmul needs 287 more runs to accomplish his 1,000 Test runs.

150 Test Wickets

Left-arm orthodox spinner, Taijul Islam has 144 Test wickets in 35 games. He only needs 6 more wickets to reach 150 Test wickets.

50 Test Matches

Bangladesh’s Test captain, Mominul Haque has 49 caps for his country. He will play his 50th Test match for Bangladesh in the next series against South Africa.

Third Most Appearances as Test Captain of Bangladesh

Mominul Haque will captain Bangladesh in 15 Test matches if he leads them in both matches against South Africa. Mominul will lead the team for the third-most in the Test format, behind Mushfiqur Rahim (34) and Habibul Bashar (18).

Bottom Line

All of the expected players are available for the bilateral Test series against South Africa, with the exception of Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib has been granted leave for family reasons. Though he could be available for the second Test. Bangladesh players are hopeful of upsetting the Proteas Test side in the upcoming longer-version series after a stunning ODI series triumph over them. On the other hand, some Bangladesh players will have the opportunity to attain personal milestones during this Test format series. These players will accomplish their respective milestones if they can find their best form in the SA vs BAN Test series 2022.

Source: United News of Bangladesh