As the Super 12s is about to finish on November 6, the big teams started to find their form in the final stages of this round in their quest for a semifinal berth. It seems three teams are currently fighting for a place in the semifinals from Group 1, while the scenarios in Group 2 are a bit complicated. Let’s take a look at the semifinal qualification scenarios for the T20 World Cup 2022. Semifinal qualification scenarios for the T20 World Cup 2022 As it stands in the points tables of both groups, the semi-final lineup will likely be from the teams that started their campaign as favorites in the Twenty20 World Cup 2022. Australia, New Zealand, and England are the favorites from Group 1 to advance to the knockout phase. On the other hand, India and South Africa are in a strong position in Group 2. Here are the current scenarios for both groups' points tables. Read More: Pakistan vs South Africa T20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI Group 1 New Zealand are in a strong position in the points standings to finish top of Group 1. They have five points with better run rates than England and Australia. The Kiwi side will face Ireland in their final group stage fixture and will advance to the next round if they simply beat them. England and Australia will likely battle it out for the second spot in this group. Both have 5 points each, but England ahead of Australia thanks to better run rates. England will take on Sri Lanka in their final group phase fixtures, while Australia will face Afghanistan. In a realistic point of view, Sri Lanka have a better chance to beat England than Afghanistan have to overcome Australia. The reigning champions, Australia, will be hoping for Sri Lanka to defeat England in their final fixture so that they can advance to the next phase by beating Afghanistan. On the other hand, England will qualify for the next phase if they beat Sri Lanka. The Lankan side is in fourth place with 4 points, and they have a chance if they beat England. But at the same time, Australia have to lose their fixture against Afghanistan in order for Sri Lanka to advance to the next phase. Besides, Ireland and Afghanistan have no chance to move on to the semifinals as they are in the fifth and sixth positions, respectively, with 3 and 2 points each. Read More: When playing against India, we’re often close to the finish line: Shakib Group 2 India are currently at the top of the points table with 6 points after four games, and they will advance to the semifinal phase should they win against Zimbabwe in their final fixture of the Super 12 Round. South Africa are in the second position with 5 points and will have two matches left against Pakistan and the Netherlands, respectively. The Proteas side is the hot favourite to finish in the top two in the standings as they have a strong run rate. Bangladesh are in third position with 4 points and can have 6 points if they beat Pakistan in their final fixture on November 6. On the other hand, Pakistan can earn as many as 6 points if they win their final two fixtures against South Africa and Bangladesh, respectively. Both Bangladesh and Pakistan have an outside chance to finish in the top two of the points table, but that completely depends on the outcomes of India and South Africa’s fixtures. Besides, Zimbabwe and the Netherlands are currently in the fourth and sixth positions, respectively. These two teams have no chance of making it to the knockout stage. Read More: T20 World Cup 2022: Despite fighting tooth and nail, Bangladesh lose to India Bottom Line Australia, England, New Zealand, India, and South Africa are expected to advance to the next round based on the current point standings scenarios for a semifinal spot from both groups. These teams deserve to go to the knockout round, as they are considered hot favourites to win the T20 World Cup 2022.
India’s place in the semi-finals may well be confirmed today when they take on South Africa today (October 30) at the Perth Stadium. On the other hand, South Africa will get one step closer to a spot in the knockout phase if they overcome India. Let’s take a look at the head-to-head record, venue stats, predicted playing XI and where to watch the India vs South T20 World Cup 2022 match live. IND vs SA Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Match Preview India started off their Twenty20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a victory against their arch rivals, Pakistan, at the MCG, Melbourne. They then thumped the Netherlands side at the SCG , Sydney. India are currently in good form and can almost certainly secure a place in the semifinals if they defeat South Africa in today's match. Read More: T20 World Cup: Bangladesh opt to bat first vs Zimbabwe On the other hand, South Africa are also in a strong position in the points table after winning by a big margin over Bangladesh in their second match at the SCG. They have a very good net run rate, which could help them later in the point standings. The Proteas side will be eager to beat India in this contest to stay firm in the standings. South Africa vs India head-to-head T20I Record India are slightly ahead in the head-to-head T20I record against South Africa. The Indian side has 13 wins out of 23, while the South African team has 9 wins. India won a bilateral T20I series (2-1) earlier this month over South Africa. India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022 match schedule The India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022 match will take place at the Perth Cricket Stadium in Perth today (October 30). The contest will begin at 5 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time), which is 4.30 p.m. in Indian Standard Time and 1 p.m. in South African Standard Time. SA vs IND T20 World Cup 2022 match venue: Perth Cricket Stadium’s T20I stats The Perth Cricket Stadium in Perth will host the IND vs SA Twenty20 World Cup 2022 match. Five Twenty20 Internationals have been played at this ground so far. Here are some key T20I statistics for the venue. Matches Played (T20I): 5 | Bat First Won: 2 | Bat Second Won: 3 | Highest Team Innings: 208/6 | Lowest Team Innings: 112 | Highest Run Chased: 158/3 | Highest Individual Innings: 84 | Best Bowling Figure: 5/10 Read More: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T 20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI Perth’s weather and pitch report There are chances of rain in Perth today, but it’s pretty slim. The pitch will offer bounce and pace, and that will come into the equation when picking the playing XI. The toss-winning may prefer to chase at this venue. India vs South Africa ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Predicted playing XI The Indian team is unlikely to make a change to their playing XI that won the previous two contests. On the other hand, South Africa may include one more pacer in the team in place of a spinner. India (probable playing XI)Top-Order: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Middle-Order: Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Ravi Ashwin, Lower-Order: Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep SinghSouth Africa (probable playing XI) Top-Order: Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rilee Rossouw, Middle-Order: Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Lower-Order: Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada Where to watch India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022 match live On various platforms, the T20 World Cup contest between India and South Africa can be watched live. Some notable platforms are Star Network, Star Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN, PTV, GTV, TSports, ARY Digital Network, Disney+, Hotstar digital platforms, and Rabbithole. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: BAN vs ZIM H2H Record, Venue Stats, Predicted XI Aftermath The Indian side will be eager to secure a place in the semifinals by winning this contest and resting some of their top players for the next two matches. On the other hand, South Africa will be more keen to win the match as they don't want to have a do-or-die contest against Pakistan. Therefore, the India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022 matchup promises to be a thrilling one.
The quest for a semi-final berth in Group 2 of the Super 12 Round has heated up as all the teams are still alive in contention. However, Bangladesh’s chances in the competition may well be over if they lose against Zimbabwe on Sunday (October 30). Team Tigers' T20 World Cup 2022 match against the Chevrons will be crucial to stay in the competition. Let's have a look at the BAN vs ZIM head-to-head record, venue stats, and predicted playing XI. Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Match Preview Bangladesh started off their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a victory against the Netherlands side in Hobart. But they were horrendous against South Africa in Sydney, resulting in a 104-run defeat, their biggest ever margin of loss in the shortest format of the game. The Tigers have three matches left in the tournament, including the fixtures against India and Pakistan. Bangladesh should defeat Zimbabwe by a big margin on Sunday if they are to advance to the next round. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Tigers aim to make a comeback against Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, on the other hand, are in a good position after earning three points in the first two fixtures against South Africa and Pakistan respectively. They could well advance to the semifinals if the results of the Bangladesh and Netherlands fixtures come in their way. Zimbabwe will be even more motivated and will try to give their best in the contest. Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh: Head-to-head T20I Record Bangladesh have a better h2h record over Zimbabwe in the Twenty20 Internationals, winning twelve matches out of 19 meetings. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, have seven wins. However, the Zimbabwean side won a bilateral T20I series 2-1 last July at home, which will certainly boost their confidence heading into Sunday’s World Cup fixture against Bangladesh. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20 World Cup 2022 match schedule The Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe match will take place at the Gabba cricket stadium in Brisbane on Sunday (October 30). The game will start at 9 a.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). The Gabba Cricket Ground’s T20I stats The Gabba Cricket Stadium in Brisbane will host the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe contest. Six Twenty20 Internationals have been staged at this venue so far. Here are some key T20I statistics of the ground. Matches Played (T20I): 6 | Bat First Won: 4 | Bat Second Won: 2 | Highest Team Innings: 209/3 | Lowest Team Innings: 114 | Highest Run Chased: 161/4 | Highest Individual Innings: 96 | Best Bowling Figure: 4/20 Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Current scenario of Super 12s points table Brisbane’s weather and pitch report The recent weather report suggests that on Sunday, Brisbane will be sunny, which is perfect for staging a cricket match. The toss-winning captain may opt to bat first since defending a total has better records at this venue. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Probable playing XI The Bangladesh team may make a change in the playing XI in place of off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz. On the other hand, Zimbabwe will be unlikely to make any changes to the team that thumped Pakistan in Perth. Bangladesh (predicted playing XI)Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Yasir Ali, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wicket-keeper), Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur RahmanZimbabwe (predicted playing XI) Craig Ervine (captain), Wessley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (wicket-keeper), Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Richard Ngarava, Brad Evans, Blessing Muzarabani Read: T20 World Cup: Australia-England match also washed out due to rain Aftermath The Zimbabwean team will be keen to give it everything they have got to beat Bangladesh, given that they are in a great position to go to the semifinal stage. On the other hand, Bangladesh's aim will be to defeat Zimbabwe in order to keep their hope alive in the T20 World Cup 2022 competition. The Bangladesh team has an edge in the h2h record between the two sides, and the match's venue is the Gabba, where who will play in the contest will be important. This match is expected to be intense overall due to the circumstances of both teams.
The eighth edition of the Twenty20 format World Cup has heated up as all the teams in both groups are still in the race for a semifinal spot. The tournament’s Super 12 Round has been haunted heavily by the inclement weather as four matches have already been abandoned this round. Let’s take a look at the current scenario of the Super 12s points table of the T20 World Cup 2022. Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Points standing scenarios for Group 1 and Group 2 Prior to the Super 12 Round, three teams from each group were considered favourites to earn a place in the semifinals. But that equation has changed since this round started on October 22. The cricket world has already seen two upsets in each group of Super 12s. Read: T20 World Cup: Australia-England match also washed out due to rain The group stage scenarios have become even more intriguing after Ireland defeated England by 5 runs and Zimbabwe defeated Pakistan by 1 run, making the group stage scenarios even more intriguing. Here are the current scenarios for each group. Group 1 The hot favourites and reigning champions, Australia, started their campaign with a disappointing 89-run loss to New Zealand on October 22. The Aussie side’s massive defeat to the Blackcaps was a shock to many, but it immediately made the competition even more interesting. Five matches have been staged in this group so far, and three matches were abandoned due to rain. The cancellation of the fixtures has had a huge impact on the overall points standings in this group. The matches that have been abandoned so far are Afghanistan vs New Zealand, Afghanistan vs Ireland, and the big contest between Australia and New Zealand were canceled due to inclement weather conditions. Afghanistan are sitting at the bottom of the points table with 2 points without winning a contest. On the other hand, New Zealand, England, Ireland, and Australia all have 3 points each and hold the top four spots based on run rates. New Zealand and Sri Lanka are in a favourable position to move to the semifinals as they have three matches left each. The rest of the teams in Group 1 have two matches left each. Group 1 points standings (as on October 28) Team Match Win Loss N/R Points NRR New Zealand 2 1 0 1 3 4.450 England 3 1 1 1 3 0.239 Ireland 3 1 1 1 3 -1.169 Australia 3 1 1 1 3 -1.555 Sri Lanka 2 1 1 0 2 0.450 Afghanistan 3 0 1 2 2 -0.620 Read: T20 World Cup: Ireland-Afghanistan match abandoned due to rain Group 2 The Group 2’s Super 12 Round started with a big match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on October 23. The Indian side overcame the nerve-wracking contest by 4 wickets. India remained in the top spot with a comfortable victory over the Netherlands in their second match. Pakistan's campaign, on the other hand, was expected to make a strong comeback after their disappointing loss to India in their opening fixture. However, they conceded a mere 1-run defeat to Zimbabwe in their second encounter and currently are at the second bottom of the Group 2 point standings. South Africa showed a dominating performance against Bangladesh after losing points with Zimbabwe in their opening match. Bangladesh started their campaign with a good victory over the Netherlands, but they were really poor against the Proteas side in their second outing of the competition. All the teams in this group have played two matches each and are still in the race for a place in the semifinals. Group 2 points standings (as on October 28) Team Match Win Loss N/R Points NRR India 2 2 0 0 4 1.425 South Africa 2 1 0 1 3 5.200 Zimbabwe 2 1 0 1 3 0.050 Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 2 -2.375 Pakistan 2 0 2 0 0 -0.050 Netherlands 2 0 2 0 0 -1.625 Read: T20 World Cup: Zimbabwe stun Pakistan by 1 run Bottom Line The host is currently quite concerned since matches have been postponed due to inclement weather. Furthermore, the unexpected rain could hurt the favourite countries at the end of the Super 12s. The present Super 12 Round points table situation makes the T20 World Cup 2022 event even more exciting, which indicates that every country has a chance to proceed to the knockout stage.
On Thursday, South Africa showed Bangladesh the major gap they have with the big opposition when it comes to T20 cricket. The Proteas side thumped the Tigers by a huge 104 runs in their second match of the T20 World Cup 2022. Let’s have a look at the Bangladesh team’s player ratings against the South African side. BAN vs SA 2022: Bangladesh player ratings The confidence level of the Bangladesh team was high after their satisfying victory over the Netherlands in the opening fixture. On the other hand, the South African side was under pressure after losing points against Zimbabwe due to inclement weather. So,it was expected that the Proteas side would come out with a lot of aggression against the Tigers in order to increase their run rates. South African players did exactly what they planned to do against Bangladesh. In contrast, Bangladesh's players choked big time and suffered a huge defeat. Here are the player ratings of the Bangladesh cricketers. Read More: T20 World Cup: South Africa outplay Bangladesh to win Sydney match Najmul Hossain Shanto (2/10)Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto only made 9 runs before losing his wicket to pacer Anrich Nortje in the third over. He played a very bad shot off an incoming delivery by Nortje, which resulted in a clean bowled. Soumya Sarkar (3/10) Soumya smacked two beautiful sixes in the mid-wicket region and showed intent to chase down South Africa’s massive 206 run target. But after making a 26-run stand with Najmul Hossain in 2 overs, Soumya lost his wicket to Anrich Nortje. Litton Das (5/10) Litton Das played a decent 34 off 31 balls knock after coming to the crease in the third over. He stayed at the crease till the 14th over, witnessing the wickets fall of the Bangladesh players. Shakib Al Hasan (4/10)Shakib is yet to fulfill his expectations in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup. The left-hand all-rounder made 1 run and picked up 2 wickets with the ball at an economy rate of 11. Afif Hossain (3/10) Afif didn’t do much with the bat in this match, scoring only 1 run. But he got the wicket of Quinton de Kock when bowling the 15th over. Mehidy Hasan Miraz (2/10) Yasir Ali was replaced by off-spinning all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz for this match. However, his inclusion proved to be fruitless. Miraz conceded 32 runs in 3 overs and made 11 runs with the bat. Mosaddek Hossain (2/10)Mosaddek played a crucial knock in the last match against the Netherlands. But he didn’t do anything against South Africa. Mosaddek conceded 16 runs in 2 overs and made a duck with the bat. Read More: T20 World Cup 2022: Ireland upset England in rain-hit match Nurul Hasan (2/10)Wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan too had a flop day against South Africa. Nurul contributed only two runs with the bat. Taskin Ahmed (3/10)Pacer Taskin Ahmed started his spell brilliantly, picking the wicket of South Africa captain Temba Bavuma in the first over. But Taskin lost his line and lengths in the second over and eventually finished his spell with 3-0-46-1. Hasan Mahmud (5/10) Hasan Mahmud continued his good showing with the ball in the match against South Africa. The promising young pacer finished his spell with a 4-0-36-1. Mustafizur Rahman (7/10) Mustafizur Rahman was arguably the best Bangladeshi performer against South Africa. The left-arm pacer had the best economy rate among the bowlers despite remaining wicketless. Mustafizur's final tally was 4-0-25-0. Aftermath Bangladesh's 104-run loss against South Africa was their biggest defeat in T20 cricket, making the Shakib-led team even more embarrassing. The bowling unit performed well in Bangladesh's opening T20 World Cup 2022 encounter against the Netherlands, which enabled them to win the match. But against South Africa, the Tigers woefully failed in every area, which had an impact on their players' ratings. Read More: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh player ratings vs Netherlands
Riding on an imperious batting display by Rilee Rossouw, South Africa posted a massive total of 205 against Bangladesh in their second match of the T20 World Cup in Sydney on Thursday. Rossouw was dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan, but only in the 19th over when he had already done enough damage to Bangladesh. The left-handed batter ended up with 109 off just 56 deliveries, seven fours and eight sixes. Read:T20 World Cup: Rossouw, de Kock smash fifties vs Bangladesh It was the second consecutive ton by Rossouw in T20Is—only the second instance of such a fate. In the first 15 overs, South Africa posted 176 for only two wickets. But in the last five overs, Bangladesh made a good comeback, conceding only 29 runs and taking three more wickets. While Rossouw was the best scorer for South Africa, Quinton de Kock was the second-best batter for them, scoring 63 off just 38 balls. Earlier, Taskin Ahmed removed South African captain Temba Bavuma for two in the first over. But the Tigers failed to continue on a good start. For Bangladesh, Shakib bagged two wickets, conceding 33 runs in three overs, while Taskin, Hasan Mahmud, and Afif Hossain scalped one wicket each. Read:Bangladesh vs South Africa T20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI South Africa ended up on 205 for five in 20 overs against Bangladesh in their second match of the T20 World Cup thanks to Rilee Rossouw's magnificent hundred. Bangladesh added an extra spinner in this match, replacing Yasir Ali with Mehidy Hasan Miraz. South Africa also added Tabraiz, replacing Lungi Ngidi.
South Africa are putting immense pressure on Bangladesh in their second match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 in Sydney. South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first on Thursday. Rilee Rossouw and Quinton de Kock hit fifty each after they lost the first wicket in the first over of their innings. Read: T20 World Cup: Bangladesh to bowl first vs South Africa At the end of the 13th over, South Africa were batting at 137 for one, with Rossouw and de Kock being unbeaten for 80* and 52*, respectively. Bangladesh won their first match against the Netherlands, while South Africa’s first game was washed away due to rain. While Bangladesh are looking forward to having their second win, South Africa are eager to have their first. Read: T20 World Cup: Bangladesh to bowl first vs South Africa Bangladesh (Playing XI): Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nurul Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Bangladesh lost the toss in their second match of the ongoing T20 World Cup and will bowl first against South Africa in Sydney on Thursday. Bangladesh have made a change to their playing XI—Yasir Ali has been overlooked to pave the way for Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Read: Bangladesh vs South Africa T20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI The surface of Sydney is friendlier to the spinners, which has inspired the Bangladesh management to add an extra spinner. South Africa also did the same. They added Tabraiz Shamsi to the playing XI, replacing Lungi Ngidi. However, right after the toss, the wickets had to be covered for a while due to rain. The showers could come again during the match. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh aim to choke South Africa Bangladesh won their first match against the Netherlands, while South Africa’s first match was washed away due to rain. While Bangladesh are looking forward to having their second win, South Africa are eager to have their first. Bangladesh need to restrict South Africa to a reasonable total after being asked to bowl first in their second match of the T20 World Cup, otherwise chasing will be a difficult task for them. Bangladesh (Playing XI): Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nurul Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
South Africa have had an instance of being eliminated from ICC events after losing points due to inclement weather. They started the T20 World Cup 2022 campaign by sharing 1 point each with Zimbabwe and now hope for good weather for their Thursday fixture against Bangladesh in Sydney. Tigers, on the other hand, will be looking to choke an under-pressure Proteas side in order to secure their second consecutive victory. 2022 Twenty20 World Cup: Bangladesh vs South Africa Match Preview South Africa are a way better team than Bangladesh in all departments. In addition, the conditions will also favour the Proteas side as their players are well versed in what it takes to perform better on Australian pitches. The South African side, therefore, is expected to show a dominant performance against Bangladesh in order to clinch their first victory of the competition. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Ireland upset England in rain-hit match Bangladesh players, on the other hand, have no prior experience of playing in Australia. Besides, the batters have continued to show their limitations in execution. The expectations from the batting unit, therefore, should not be so high. Keeping as many wickets as possible in hand for the death overs would be key for them to consolidate a challenging total to defend. If the Tigers are to upset the Proteas, the pace bowlers will have to shoulder the majority of the responsibility, as they did in the first match. Bangladesh vs South Africa: H2H T20I Record Bangladesh have no wins in the T20 format against South Africa. They have lost all seven matches played against the Proteas national men’s side. The Proteas will once again be favourites to win tomorrow’s match, but the Tigers will try to make it harder for them. South Africa vs Bangladesh match schedule The game will take place at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday (October 27). As per the fixture, the match will start at 9 a.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). Sydney Cricket Ground’s T20I stats The match between Bangladesh and South Africa will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. Twelve T20I matches have been played at this venue so far. Here are some notable Twenty20 International stats for the stadium. Matches Played (T20I): 12 | Bat First Won: 5 | Bat Second Won: 5 | Highest Team Innings: 221/5 | Lowest Team Innings:111 | Highest Run Chased: 200/3 | Highest Individual Innings: 124* | Best Bowling Figure: 4/12 Read: Afghanistan vs New Zealand T20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI Sydney weather and pitch report The weather has been good in Sydney, but there is a strong possibility of rain on Thursday afternoon, which could halt the contest. The toss-winning captain may like to defend here at the SCG. Bangladesh vs South Africa 2022 Twenty20 World Cup: Who will likely be in the playing XI The Bangladesh team might not make any changes to their winning combination. However, one spinner could find a place in the team given the fact that South Africa may find it difficult to negotiate the slower bowlers. On the other hand, South Africa may include spinner Tabraiz Shamsi in place of a fast bowler. Bangladesh (probable playing XI)Top-Order: Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Middle-Order: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan (wicket-keeper), Mosaddek Hossain, Lower-Order: Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud South Africa (probable playing XI) Top-Order: Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rilee Rossouw, Middle-Order: Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Lower-Order: Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi Read: T20 World Cup: Tigers reach Sydney for battle against South Africa Aftermath The South African team is a little upset after losing points in their first match of the T20 World Cup 2022 because of the bad weather. The Proteas will aim to play aggressively against the Tigers on Thursday in order to boost their run rates apart from claiming all three points. On the other hand, Bangladesh should attempt to exert pressure on the South African side by playing their natural game and frustrating the players.
Bangladesh registered their first win in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022, beating the Netherlands by nine runs on Monday in Hobert. Taskin Ahmed, the right-arm pacer, bagged four wickets for the Tigers to lead the way to the victory. Another right-arm pacer, Hasan Mahmud, also did well, taking two important wickets in this match. Taskin ended up taking four for 25—his best in T20Is now. His previous best was two for 12 against Papua New Guinea. Read:T20 World Cup: Bangladesh strike early, Netherlands lose 4 quick wickets Winning the toss, the Netherlands opted to bowl first. Bangladesh posted 144 for eight. In reply, the Netherlands lost two wickets in the very first two balls of their innings. Taskin’s pace looked too good for the Netherlands batters. The hard-working pacer provided Bangladesh with a dream start. In the first ball, Yasir Ali took a tough catch at the first slip, and in the second ball, wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan took a regulation catch to dismiss the second wicket. The Netherlands lost two more wickets, trapped by run out in the fourth over when Shakib Al Hasan came to bowl and conceded a six off his first ball. Max ODowd hit him for a six off the first ball, but on the next ball, Max was trapped in run-out. In the same over, Bangladesh sent back Netherlands captain Tom Cooper as well, who suffered a diamond duck—didn't face any balls before getting run out. Najmul Hossain Shanto saved a boundary in great fashion and threw the ball to the wicketkeeper Nurul, who broke the stumps in a flash. And thus, Tom lost his wicket for a duck. Colin Ackermann came up with a heroic knock for the Netherlands, but it was not enough for them as he hardly got any support from his teammates who came a cropper today. Scott Edwards and Ackermann had a 44-run stand for the fifth wicket, but that was not enough for them. In the last over, the Netherlands needed 24 runs. Soumya Sarkar defended it, conceding 14 runs with a six and a wicket off the last ball of the match. In the 19th over, Mustafizur Rahman conceded only eight runs and made the task tough for the Netherlands. Read:T20 World Cup: Bangladesh set 145 victory target for Netherlands The Netherlands innings eventually ended up at 135 in 20 overs, and Bangladesh sealed the match by 9 runs. They came close, but they needed to display more potent batting to win the match against a quality bowling attack. Earlier, Bangladesh got a good start as the openers, Shanto and Soumya, made a good start, posting 43 in the opening stand. But the middle order failed to deliver well. Afif Hossain was the best batter for Bangladesh, scoring 38 runs. Shanto posted the second highest score of 25 runs. At the lower order, Mosaddek Hossain scored 20 off 12 balls and helped Bangladesh post a fighting total of 144 for eight. For the Netherlands, Paul van Meekeren and Bas de Leede took two wickets each. After registering their first Super 12 Round win against the Netherlands, the Bangladesh team will be full of confidence to play their second T20 World Cup 2022 match against South Africa on October 27 in Sydney. Read: T20 World Cup: Bangladesh bat first vs Netherlands