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T20 World Cup 2021: Match 30, South Africa vs Bangladesh Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

The Tigers have never beaten the Proteas in a T20I out of six matches.

South Africa
South Africa. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview

Bangladesh and South Africa are set to lock horns in Match No.30 of the T20 World Cup 2021 on Tuesday, November 2 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The Tigers, captained by Mahmudullah, are all, but out of the tournament, having lost all their three matches thus far in the Super 12 round.

Moreover, they have been jolted with a big blow as Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the tournament due to a hamstring injury. The Proteas, meanwhile, have climbed to second in the points table. In their previous match, they beat Sri Lanka by four wickets on Saturday, October 29.

Match Details

Match – South Africa vs Bangladesh – Match 30

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi hasn’t been a good one for batting by any means. The average first innings score in the World Cup suggests that batting first may not be a great idea. Moreover, 75 percent of the games have been won by the chasing teams.

Average first innings score: 128 (8 T20Is in Abu Dhabi in T20 World Cup 2021)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs

South Africa

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Bench: Heinrich Klaasen, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Wiaan Mulder

Bangladesh

Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Liton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed/Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed

Bench: Shamim Hossain/Nasum Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 6, Bangladesh – 0, South Africa– 6, Tied- 0

In T20 World Cups

Matches- 1, Bangladesh – 0, South Africa– 1, Tied- 0

Probable best batter of the match

Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Quinton de Kock has been at the forefront of a few controversies in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup. With the bat, he is yet to put forth a knock of substance for his team. In two matches, the left-handed batter has notched only 19 runs at an average of 9.50. But keeping in mind the talent he has, De Kock is expected to stage a comeback.

Probable best bowler of the match

Anrich Nortje (South Africa)

Anrich Nortje has been exceptional for South Africa in the T20 World Cup. The right-arm fast bowler has picked up five wickets and has an economy rate of 5.16, the best among his teammates in the tournament. The Bangladesh batters need to be cautious while facing him. Nortje has bowled with a lot of fire and venom over the last few months.

Today’s match prediction: South Africa to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.