South Africa is currently second in Group 1 and in a good position to qualify for the T20 World Cup semi-finals. They defeated Sri Lanka in a close encounter in the previous round playing some good cricket. They will now face another Asian rival in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has had a dismal campaign so far, having lost all three of its matches. Their prospects of qualifying are almost nil.
South Africa seems to have discovered a common purpose to unite its squad, and it is overcoming some significant difficulties. Tabraiz Shamsi’s outstanding bowling effort, followed by a spectacular finish from David Miller, helped South Africa win a match that appeared all but lost at one point. The Proteas will have to win this cricket match to keep their chances of qualification for the semis alive.
South Africa’s batting has been solid, but Quinton de Kock has yet to make a significant impact. Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, and David Miller are all in terrific shape and have runs under their belts. In reality, Temba Bavuma scored runs in the previous game, indicating that he is obviously the weakest link in this batting order.
Once again, the surface in Abu Dhabi will be sluggish and tough to score on. This implies that players may struggle, and the pressure to make swift runs at the top will be enormous. Quinton de Kock matches up well against Bangladesh’s left-arm bowlers, and if he can get past Mahedi Hasan, he might end up scoring freely.
South Africa will also attempt to target Bangladesh’s lineup quickly. That is where Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have been so good in the IPL, and it is also where Bangladesh has historically been most vulnerable.
Bangladesh will be without Shakib Al Hasan for this match, which is a significant setback to their hopes. As a result, Bangladesh will be missing its top batsman and most successful bowlers in the T20 World Cup 2021 edition so far.
Soumya Sarkar might return to the squad in an attempt to fill Shakib’s shoes.
In the matches they have played, Bangladesh’s batting has been pretty poor. The most evident issue has been the absence of a power hitter lower down the order. Mahmadullah is the finisher for Bangladesh, and although he is the best, he lacks the backup required to help the team win more games.
Among the bowlers, Mahedi Hasan may be handed the new ball in an attempt to counter Quinton de Kock at the top, while Nasum Ahmed may also be seen action. Bangladesh’s bowling is efficient in sluggish, difficult-to-score-off conditions, which they should anticipate in this encounter.
Bangaldesh and South Africa have faced each other in 6 T20I’s and South Africa have managed to win all of them.
We’re betting on South Africa to win. In both batting and bowling, THEY AHVE frequently outperformed Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup 2021. Bangladesh’s challenge has now become much more difficult without Shakib.
South Africa is the favourite to win.
Date and Time:
November 1, 2021 (Tuesday), 3:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi