RSA vs BAN Match Preview

Barring their shocking loss against the Netherlands, South Africa has been in brilliant form in this World Cup. Much of the team’s success has been powered by the incredible form of its batsmen. The last match saw South Africa score 399 runs against a quality bowling attack of England, which was their 3rd 300+ total in 4 matches.

As many as 4 batsmen scored 50+ runs, with Heinrich Klaasen scoring a memorable century. Quinton de Kock is the top run-getter for the team with 233 runs. The likes of Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, and Reeza Hendricks are all in good form and will look to post yet another big total in this match.

Marco Jansen is shaping up to be an excellent all-rounder. He scored an unbeaten 75 of 42 deliveries in the last match and also picked up 2 wickets. He is the joint-highest wicket-taker for South Africa along with Kagiso Rabada.

The others in the seam attack include Lungi Ngidi and Gerald Coetzee, picking up 13 wickets between them. Keshav Maharaj is the lone spinner in the team and has picked up 6 wickets.

Bangladesh did win its opening fixture against Afghanistan, but it has been in a downward spiral for them since then, facing 3 consecutive losses. The team is placed 6th on the points table and another loss here will greatly diminish its chances of finishing in the top 4.

Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das put up 93 runs for the opening wicket in Bangladesh’s latest outing and the team will need another strong start from them. The form of the team’s two key batsmen, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy remains patchy.

Shanto is the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in 2023 and he will need to shoulder more responsibility. Mushfiqur Rahim has been a consistent performer in the middle order, scoring 2 half-centuries in his last 3 innings. Coming to the bowling, Shoriful Islam has done well with the new ball, picking up 5 wickets. However, Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed haven’t been up to the mark.

Bangladesh sorely missed the services of Shakib Al-Hasan in the last match. He should hopefully be fit in time for this game. 


Weather Report

While the skies are expected to remain overcast, the weather in Mumbai is likely to be warm and humid. The temperature will remain above the 30-degree mark and the humidity will be over 60%. 


Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai generally offers a good batting surface and that was once again proved by South Africa in the last match. Batting first, they posted a mammoth 399-run total on Saturday. The average first-inning total in the last 5 ODIs played on this ground is 269. The team winning the toss will look to bat first to make the most out of this pitch.

There is some assistance for the seamers provided they are accurate with their line and length. The boundaries aren’t the biggest ones around and the outfield is pretty fast too.

We can expect yet another high-scoring encounter on Tuesday. 


Notable stats

Markram: Batter To Watch Out For

Aiden Markram is the leading run-scorer for South Africa this year. He has scored 782 runs at an average of 60.15 and a strike rate of 124.72.

Team News

Shakib Al-Hasan missed the last match due to an injury and updates regarding his return are awaited. 


RSA vs BAN Probable 11

RSA Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Aiden Markram (C)
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • David Miller
  • Marco Jansen
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Keshav Maharaj

BAN Playing 11

  • Najmul Hossain Shanto (C)
  • Tanzid Hasan
  • Litton Das
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk)
  • Towhid Hridoy
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Mahmudullah
  • Hasan Mahmud
  • Nasum Ahmed
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Shoriful Islam`
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing South Africa to win this match. The team has been clinical in its performance so far, and the batting has been especially outstanding. South Africa also has a dependable seam attack which can take on any opposition.

On the other hand, Bangladesh needs to improve in all aspects of the game and will find it difficult to overcome a quality opposition like the Proteas. 


Top Picks

Heinrich Klaasen: Heinrich Klaasen is in red-hot form of late. He has scored 469 runs in the last 10 matches at a strike rate of 149.41.

Marco Jansen: Marco Jansen is a reliable all-rounder for South Africa. He has scored 387 runs in his ODI career and also picked up 26 wickets.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz: Mehidy Hasan has scored 98 runs in this World Cup and has also picked up 5 wickets. 


RSA vs BAN Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Kock, H Klaasen (C), M Rahim, L Das

Batters: R van der-Dussen, N Hossain Shanto

All-rounders: A Markram (VC), M Jansen, M Hasan Miraz

Bowlers: K Rabada, K Maharaj

RSA vs BAN Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction