Last Update on: March 20th, 2022 at 09:38 am
South Africa would be disappointing after suffering a 38-run defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in the first ODI of the three-match series on Friday. With that defeat, their winning streak against Bangladesh at home also came to an end.
Only 2 matches are left in the series and the Proteas ought to win the next game to keep themselves alive in the series. In this article, we take a look at our predicted playing of the South African Cricket Team for the second ODI against Bangladesh.
SA vs BAN: South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI Against Bangladesh, South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI
Openers: Kyle Verreynne and Janneman Malan
Quinton de Kock is likely to be unavailable for the second ODI as well which means Kyle Verreynne will continue to don wicket-keeping gloves. Kyle Verreynne got a good start in the first ODI but he couldn’t convert that into a big score. He got out after scoring 21 runs in 25 balls, a knock which was laced with 2 fours and 1 six. Janneman Malan’s recent form doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. He should look to play a solid knock on Sunday.
Middle-Order: Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller
South Africa have a pretty solid middle-order. Skipper Temba Bavuma, unfortunately, got out after scoring 31 runs in the last match, while Markram couldn’t even open his account. Rassie van der Dussen (86) and David Miller (79), however, played valuable knocks with the bat. Unfortunately, neither of them could stay till the end and South Africa, eventually, fell 38 runs short of the target.
All-rounder: Marco Jansen
Andile Phehlukwayo had a forgettable outing in the last game and might be dropped in the second ODI. Marco Jasen picked 2 wickets for 57 runs in 10 overs. The South African left-arm seamer has impressed a lot in a very short period of time. South Africa is likely to persist with him in the second ODI.
Bowlers: Kagiso Radaba, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, and Tabraiz Shamsi
Both Kagiso Rabada (1 for 57) and Lungi Ngidi (1 for 75) had poor outings with the ball. You expect them to come back stronger. Keshav Maharaj picked 2 wickets for 56 runs in 10 overs. Given that the pitch in Johannesburg has assistance for the spinners, Tabraiz Shamsi is likely to play the second ODI.