After losing test series and one day series to South Africa,finally the visitors showed some competitive cricket to the hosts.The Bangladeshi batsmen banged the African pacers to all corners of the ground on a batting friendly pitch.However, the visitors lost the game to South Africa by 20 runs and aiming to level the series in 2nd T20.
Clearly no chances of rain
Similar to the 1st T20 this pitch also supports batsmen and becomes difficult for bowlers in finding their way.This is the first T20 international match that is being played here and with reference to domestic and test matches that were played here earlier we can conclude that the pitch is a batting paradise.Although pitch won’t offer much to bowlers but keeping in mind about Bangladesh batsmen form they may struggle against South Africa.Pitch is dry today so spinners can get help from the pitch.
Team News : South Africa
As they already won in 1st T20 match changes are not expected but seems like this African side wants to test their bench also so new players may get an oppurtunity in today’s game.Players like Paterson,Mosehle and Shamsi can be replaced in place of Phangiso in today’s game.
Team News : Bangladesh
They were whitewashed already in both test series and one day series so far.To avoid whitewash in T20 series they have to put lot of efforts than present and also this is the last in this series to prove themselves by winning atleast one match.As per team management guidelines an extra batsman can appear in the present playing XI.Either Nasir Hossain or Liton Das will be added.
South Africa probable XI
Bangladesh probable XI
Prediction : South Africa winning chances 90% and they can seal the series with a match being left.
Final playing will be posted on https://twitter.com/lutopatang