Match Prediction @@ South Africa vs Bangladesh-1st Test @@
Match Prediction : South Africa vs Bangladesh-1st Test
South Africa are put to Begin their season of cricket at home with a two-game test series in opposition to Bangladesh. The first of these tests gets started from September 28 at the Senwes park, potchefstroom .
Mushfiqur Rahim’s Bangladesh take on Faf du Plessis’s South Africa in the first Test in Potchefstroom on Thursday with introduction of a number of new rules to the cricket game including umpires being able to send players off for serious offences showing red card.
South Africa will be in suspense to ease new coach Ottis Gibson into his job in a two-Test series against Bangladesh where the home side preserve a one-sided record against their opponents but are light on fast bowlers and with their top order.
Chris Morris, Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn remain sidelined, leaving Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada to lead a thin seam attack while 22-year-old Aiden Markham will make his introduction as the latest opening partner for Dean Elgar.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan misses out after he requested for time off to recover from tiredness. Shakib has played 50 international matches across all formats of the game since 2016, and plays for Twenty20 teams in multiple franchise-based leagues around the world.
Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock have all been in good form over the past few months. Amla has an impressive average of 63.10 in his previous six matches at home and he is going to be the key man for South Africa. Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada will be the team’s go-to bowlers for taking early wickets. Since the pitch is expected to offer assistance to the spinners, Keshav Maharaj could come into play as well.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal are coming off a good test series against Australia. They are one of Bangladesh’s leading run-scorers in the longest format and so the team’s batting is going to depend heavily on these two. For taking wickets, the skipper will turn to his frontline fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman and the extra bounce in the wicket can make him more threatening. Mehidy Hasan has been very impressive in his short test career and the offspinner will be another key figure in this Bangladeshi bowling attack.
South Africa vs Bangladesh-1st Test
South Africa’s last test battle came in England in July-August – a four-match series against the hosts which they lost 1-3. They toured New Zealand for a three-match series where they ended up winning 1-0. The Proteas started this year off with a 3-0 clean sweep over Sri Lanka at home.
Bangladesh surprised Australia at home in their most recently played test series, winning the first match by 20 runs before going down in the second to draw the series 1-1. Prior to this, they lost a one-off test in India before going on to draw the series 1-1 in Sri Lanka.
South Africa vs Bangladesh-1st Test Match Prediction :
Bangladesh have a aptitude of causing upsets, overcoming South Africa on their turf will be an mounting task for them. So we’re backing the hosts here to locked an easy win.