RSA vs BAN – ICC World Cup Match 23 Prediction 24 Oct 2023
The renowned Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is set to host South Africa once more as they prepare for their upcoming match in the ICC World Cup 2023 against Bangladesh.
- This iconic venue previously bore witness to the impressive victory of the Proteas against the reigning champions, England.
- In that game, South Africa secured a resounding win, triumphing by a staggering margin of 229 runs, as they bowled out the English team for a mere total of 170 runs.
- With three victories in four league matches, the South African team currently occupies the third position in the points table.
RSA vs BAN – ICC WC 2023 – Venue Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: October 24th 2023
Time: 14:00 (local)
RSA vs BAN – ICC WC 2023 – Team Previews
South Africa’s batting display in this World Cup has been consistently impressive, as they have managed to score more than 300 runs each time they batted first. Their top-order batsmen have been pivotal in laying a strong foundation, setting the stage for a formidable finish. A notable example of this was witnessed at the Wankhede Stadium, where Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen delivered a devastating performance.
The South African batting lineup has been in sensational form, with significant contributions coming from various positions in the order. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that they hold the records for the two highest team totals in this World Cup, boast two of the fastest centuries, and have notched up a total of five centuries from their batsmen.
In their previous match against England, Aiden Markram led the South African team in the absence of an injured Temba Bavuma. If Bavuma is fit to return by Tuesday, he is likely to replace Reeza Hendricks, who scored 85 runs in the last game. The final decision regarding Bavuma’s participation will be made on the morning of the match.
Bangladesh find themselves positioned in the lower half of the points table and are faced with the urgent need to piece together consecutive wins to prevent an early exit from the competition. Their batting performance has been the primary concern, particularly their susceptibility to collapses and their inability to capitalize on promising starts.
Among the teams with one win out of four matches, Bangladesh shares this challenging spot, and a further loss would significantly diminish their hopes of making it to the next stage. In this context, Mushfiqur Rahim stands out as their most consistent batsman, as the likes of Najmul Hossain and Mehidy Hasan have struggled to provide substantial contributions in the middle order.
Unfortunately, a shoulder injury has sidelined Taskin Ahmed, and his return may take some time. However, Bangladesh is hopeful that Shakib Al Hasan, who missed the previous match against India, will recover fully. Additionally, there is a possibility that Tanzim Sakib could be considered, given his extensive practice in refining his batting skills, alongside his primary role as a pace bowler.
RSA vs BAN – ICC WC 2023 – Probable Playing XI’s
South Africa: T Bavuma (Cap), De Kock (wk), Van der Dussen, A Markram, H Klaasen, D Miller, M Jansen, K Rabada, K Maharaj, G Coetzee, L Ngidi
Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, L Das, Mehidy Hasan, Najmul Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan (Cap), M Rahim (wk), T Hridoy, Mahmudullah, S Islam, T Sakib, M Rahman
RSA vs BAN – ICC WC 2023 – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The toss is likely to play a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of the match at the Wankhede Stadium. Anticipating significant dew under the lights, the team that wins the toss may prefer to chase at this iconic venue. Traditionally, no total below 350 can be deemed secure at this ground, emphasizing the importance of the toss in deciding the strategies for the match.
RSA vs BAN – ICC WC 2023 – Win Prediction
South Africa are in terrific form with both bat and ball and are clear favourites going into this game.