July 25, 2024, 6:20 am

Bangladesh Faces South Africa in T20 World Cup

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  • Update Time : Monday, June 10, 2024


Match in New York

Bangladesh is set to face South Africa in their second match of the ongoing T20 World Cup on Monday in New York. The Bangladeshi team has never defeated South Africa in this format.

South Africa’s Strong Start

South Africa has already secured wins against Sri Lanka and the Netherlands in their first two matches at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. Their familiarity with the venue’s challenging pitch might give them an edge.

Pitch Challenges

The newly constructed stadium has seen five matches, with a highest score of only 137 runs by Canada. The unpredictable pitch has made batting difficult, with no team surpassing 100 runs in an innings during the initial matches. The uneven surface causes the ball to behave erratically, adding to the challenge.

Bangladesh’s Strategy

Despite the tough conditions, Bangladesh’s coach, Chandika Hathurusingha, believes both teams have an equal chance. He acknowledged the difficulty of batting on this pitch and noted the strength of South Africa’s bowling attack but remains confident in his team’s capabilities.

Player Updates

Bangladesh pacer Shoriful Islam has been declared fit and is back in the nets. Bangladesh is unlikely to change their playing XI, but final decisions will depend on the pitch conditions and the opponent’s strengths.

Historical Context

Bangladesh has played eight matches against South Africa without a win. As they prepare for this crucial match, the pitch conditions will play a significant role in their strategy.

Looking Ahead

With two wins, South Africa is well-positioned to advance in the World Cup. Bangladesh, having won their first match against Sri Lanka, aims to continue progressing despite past defeats and inconsistent performances.

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