South Africa Vs Bangladesh 1st T20i, Bloemfontein


After clean sweeping ODI and Test series by 3-0, 2-0, respectively, South Africa are aiming to win the T20 series as well, which is starting today in Manuka Oval, Bloemfontein. South Africa have named some new players for the T20 series. JP Duminy is been appointed a new Captain for South Africa in the T20 format.


Weather condition: Bloemfontein weather is expected to be fine today with chances of having rain is very less.


Pitch condition: Manuka Oval pitch is a batting paradise, a flat track, with no help for the bowlers. Expect score to be 180+, if South Africa bat first.


SOUTH AFRICA team news: Fad Duplesis have been ruled out of the series because of the back injury. JP Duminy will lead the side in the absence of Duplesis. Frylinck, a right handed hard hitting uncapped all-rounder, has been included in the squad, and is expected to feature today.


Expected XI: Quinton, Amla, Devilliars, Duminy, Miller, Behardien, Phehlukwayo, Frylinck Paterson, Shamsi, Hendricks


BANGLADESH team news: Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman are injured and have returned home. Sakib al Hasan will lead the side in the T20 series. Youngster, Mehdi Hasan Miraz has been a find for Bangladesh. He is expected to play a key role in the match.


Expected XI: Kayes, Sarkar, Sabbir, Rahim, Sakib, Mahmudullah, Nasir, Miraz, Islam, Saifuddin, Rubel


STATS: Bangladesh have never beaten South Africa in the T20I.

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