SA vs BAN 1st Test Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
Bangladesh tour of South Africa
SA vs BAN, 1st Test
South Africa were left dismayed and faced heavy criticism after losing the ODI series 1-2 against Bangladesh. They will be without the services of a majority of their key players for this Test series which makes them even more vulnerable. Dean Elgar who led the side to a series victory against India recently on their home soil will shoulder the batting responsibility for the Proteas. They made an emphatic comeback to draw the series 1-1 against the Kiwis when they toured New Zealand last month. It’s an exceptional opportunity for most of the local talents to go far and make a name.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be elated by the series victory in the ODIs and now they will look to carry the winning momentum and take advantage of the fragile South African unit. Their last test series victory came against Zimbabwe. They scripted a famous comeback when they displayed immense courage and character against the Kiwis in their own backyard a couple of months back to draw the series. Now, it’s their time for them to conquer the Proteas.
Match: SA vs BAN, 1st Test, Bangladesh tour of South Africa, 2022
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022 - Monday, April 04, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
Kingsmead is hosting a Test match after 3 long years. South African wickets have traditionally assisted the quicks and the batters who are persistent and patient have been successful. Out of the 16 Test matches played at this venue, only 2 have ended in a draw.
SA vs BAN Squads
SA: Dean Elgar (c), Kyle Verreynne (wk), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Simon Harmer, Duanne Olivier, Lutho Sipamla, Lizaad Williams, Khaya Zondo, Daryn Dupavillon, Ryan Rickelton, Glenton Stuurman
BAN: Mominul Haque (c), Liton Das (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Nurul Hasan, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shohidul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Mahmudul Hasan Joy
SA vs BAN Probable Playing XIs
SA: Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma, Khaya Zondo, Wiaan Mulder, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lutho Sipamla, Lizaad Williams / Daryn Dupavillon
BAN: Shadman Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain
Bangladesh have a great chance of taking a lead in the test series. South Africa are low on confidence and have plenty of inexperience in their lineup. But, one cannot completely write off the hosts. We fancy the Proteas to draw first blood in this two match series
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