South Africa will be disappointed and faced a lot of criticism after losing the ODI series 1-2 against Bangladesh. The majority of their key players are unavailable for this Test series and it makes them even more vulnerable. A lot of responsibility is on the shoulders of Dean Elgar who led the side to a series victory against India recently on their home soil. They made a massive comeback to draw the series 1-1 against the Kiwis when they toured New Zealand last month. It’s a great opportunity for most of the players to make a name.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be thrilled by the series victory in the ODIs and now they will look to take the advantage of the depleted South African unit. The last time they had won the Test series 1-0 was against Zimbabwe. They created history by beating New Zealand in New Zealand a couple of months back though the series was drawn 1-1. Now it’s time for them to conquer the Proteas.Let’s read more about South Africa vs Bangladesh,1st Test,, Dream 11 Fantasy Tips, Playing 11, Pitch & Weather Report.
Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
Date & Time: March 31st – April 4th, at 1:30 PM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Kingsmead is hosting a Test match after a gap of 3 long years. As usual, the South African wickets will assist the quicks and the batters need to be patient.
South Africa vs Bangladesh: Dream 11 Team
South Africa vs Bangladesh: Important Players
Top Picks – Batters
Sarel Erwee scored a famous century in his only 2nd Test in the tough conditions of New Zealand. He is a good pick for your fantasy teams.
Tamim Iqbal is playing a Test match after a break of 11 months. He has amassed 4788 runs in 64 Test matches at an average of 39.57.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Wiaan Mulder has played 8 Test matches in his career so far where he has scored 205 runs at an average of 15.76 and picked up 14 wickets as well.
Shakib Al Hasan has impressive numbers in all forms of the game. In his 59 Test matches, he has mustered 4029 runs at an average of 39.5 and picked up 215 wickets.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Duanne Olivier will lead the South African bowling line-up. He bowls very good line and lengths and more importantly swings the ball both ways. In only 13 Test matches, he has scalped 56 wickets with the best figures of 6 for 37 in an innings.
Ebadot Hossain is the bowler to watch out for Bangladesh. He was the main man behind Bangladesh’s famous win over New Zealand. In 12 Test matches, he has picked up 20 wickets with the best figures of 6 for 46 in an innings.
South Africa vs Bangladesh: Probable Playing XI
South Africa: Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma, Khaya Zondo, Wiaan Mulder, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lutho Sipamla, Lizaad Williams / Daryn Dupavillon
Bangladesh:Shadman Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain
Our Prediction: Who will win?
South Africa may win the match.