South Africa and Bangladesh will face each other in the 23rd match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on October 24. Both teams are in Group 1 of the tournament, along with England, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Netherlands. Here are some predictions and tips for this match based on the current form, squad and head-to-head record of both teams.
South Africa have had a mixed start to their World Cup campaign, winning two and losing two of their four matches so far. They began with a convincing win over Sri Lanka by six wickets, but then suffered a shock defeat against Netherlands by 38 runs. They bounced back with a thrilling win over Pakistan by one run, but then lost to England by 21 runs in a high-scoring encounter. They are currently third in the group with four points, behind England and New Zealand.
Bangladesh have had a dismal run in the tournament, losing all four of their matches so far. They were bowled out for 84 by South Africa in their opening match, losing by six wickets. They then lost to New Zealand by eight wickets, England by nine wickets and Pakistan by 45 runs. They are bottom of the group with zero points and have a slim chance of making it to the semifinals.
South Africa have a balanced squad with experienced players and young talents. Their batting has been led by captain Temba Bavuma, who has scored 153 runs in four matches at an average of 51. He has been supported by Rassie van der Dussen, who has scored 132 runs at an average of 44. Their bowling has been spearheaded by Kagiso Rabada, who has taken nine wickets at an economy rate of 5.25. He has been complemented by Anrich Nortje, who has taken eight wickets at an economy rate of 4.50.
Bangladesh have been hampered by injuries and poor form in the tournament. Their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a hamstring injury in the match against England. Their captain Tamim Iqbal has also missed two matches due to a knee injury. Their batting has been dependent on Mushfiqur Rahim, who has scored 113 runs in four matches at an average of 28.25. Their bowling has been led by Taskin Ahmed, who has taken six wickets at an economy rate of 6.37.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma – The South African captain has been in fine form with the bat, scoring two fifties in four matches. He has also led his team well on the field, making smart decisions and changes. He will be keen to continue his good run and guide his team to a crucial win over Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim – The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has been the lone bright spot for Bangladesh in the tournament, scoring more than a third of his team’s total runs. He has shown his class and temperament in difficult situations and has also kept well behind the stumps. He will be hoping to inspire his team to a consolation win over South Africa.
According to Bet365, South Africa are the clear favorites to win this match, with odds of 1.16. Bangladesh are the underdogs, with odds of 5.00.
South Africa have a clear edge over Bangladesh in terms of form, squad and head-to-head record. They have won 18 out of 24 ODIs against Bangladesh, including the last seven in a row. They also have a better record at the Wankhede Stadium, winning three out of four matches there.
Bangladesh have nothing to lose and might play with more freedom and aggression. They have some quality players who can challenge South Africa on their day. However, they will need to improve their batting, bowling and fielding significantly to pose any threat to South Africa.
Based on these factors, our prediction is that South Africa will win this match comfortably.
South Africa vs Bangladesh is a match that could have a significant impact on the standings of Group 1 in the World Cup 2023. South Africa will be looking to secure their spot in the semifinals with a win, while Bangladesh will be playing for pride and respect. Based on the current form, squad and head-to-head record of both teams, we predict that South Africa will win this match comfortably.
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