After dominating Bangladesh in the recently concluded test match series the Proteas and new coach Ottis Gibson are in good shape as the teams head into the first One Day International at Kimberley on Sunday.
Bangladesh never got in a blow in the test series and whether they can be more competitive in the 50 over format is open to question. In their favour they can call upon all rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who sat out the test series and they will hope his presence helps to galvanize the squad.
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin
Although the Proteas are still without a couple of first choice fast bowlers the squad that has been assembled for Ottis Gibson’s first ODI as coach has a formidable look about it. AB de Villiers is back in the fold for selection and the likes of Quinton de Kock and David Miller provide additional fire power.
South Africa: Faf du Plessis(c), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada
Neither of these teams have played an ODI since the Champions Trophy in the middle of this year. Bangladesh sneaked through their group, mainly due to a surprise win over New Zealand before being completely outgunned by India in the semi finals. The Proteas failed to make it out of their group but last summer’s home form was excellent in this format and they have a record of 6 wins and 1 no result when hosting Bangladesh.
Head to Head
Overall the teams have met 17 times with the Proteas winning 14 and Bangladesh have won 3.
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South Africa 1 / 7
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Bet: Player Performances, Q De Kock Over 59.5 at 5/6
Quinton de Kock will be looking to take on the Bangladesh bowlers after a very quiet test series and he looks a good bet in the play performance market where 1 point is awarded per run, 20 points per wicket, 10 points per catch and 25 points per stumping.