SA vs BAN: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Sydney Cricket Ground, ICC T20 World Cup 2022. South Africa will meet Bangladesh on Thursday 27th October 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground, SCG, Sydney, Australia in the 22nd match-the 10th Super 12 match. Bangladesh won against Netherlands on a date while the Proteas will play against Zimbabwe on 24th October before taking on Bangladesh.

Bangladesh scored 144/8 against Netherlands who have lost all wickets for 135 runs. Bangladesh won by 9 runs against the spirited Netherlands. Netherlands’ Colin Ackermann waged a lone battle as he scored 62 off 48 balls before being a victim of Taskin Ahmed. Bangladesh’s Afif Hossain scored 38 while Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 25 and Mosaddek Hossain scored an unbeaten 20.

Afif Hossain
Afif Hossain. (Photo: Twitter)

The in-form Dutch side bowled well for the majority of Bangladesh’s innings and some solid catching in the field meant the Asian side could only muster 144/8 from their 20 overs at Bellerive Oval.  Seamers Paul van Meekeren (2/21) and Bas de Leede (2/19) picked up two wickets apiece. Taskin Ahmed has picked 4 scalps for 25 and Hasan Mahmud has claimed 2 scalps for 15.

Taskin Ahmed
Taskin Ahmed (Photo: Twitter)

After being 31/4 in the Powerplay one would say it was quite a close game. But apart from Colin Ackerman and a few lusty blows from Paul van Meekeren, there were hardly any contributions. Bangladesh just kept picking wickets throughout the innings as the Netherlands did in the first innings.

Bangladesh 144 for 8 (Afif 38, van Meekeren 2-21, de Leede 2-29) beat Netherlands 135 (Ackermann 62, Taskin 4-25, Mahmud 2-15) by 9 runs

Bangladesh Playing XI vs Netherlands And Probable XI vs Proteas: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud

South Africa are clearing the mental fog from their back-to-back series T20I and ODI series defeats in India and have begun their final preparations for the Men’s ICC T20 World Cup 2022 with a nine-wicket win over New Zealand in the first of two warm-up matches. The team arrived in Australia last week, directly from India where they played six white-ball games and lost four.

Though South Africa were only in India for just over two weeks, they lost both the T20I and ODI series, leaving their World Cup hopes in both formats in disarray. The T20I series defeat was South Africa’s first in six series while their ODI trouncing has left them in a precarious position on the World Cup Super League points table – 11th – with only five matches left to play.

South Africa’s second warm-up game against Bangladesh was abandoned due to rain. Bangladesh lost against Afghanistan by 62 runs in their first warm-up game. Afghanistan, led by Mohammad Nabi had beaten Bangladesh in their first warm-up match on Oct. 17.

Ibrahim Zadran top-scored for them, while Mohammad Nabi’s cameo helped the Afghans post a competitive total. Afghanistan bowlers put on an impressive show with the ball as they scripted a 62-run win over Bangladesh in the ICC World Cup Warm-up match.

Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi (Image Credit: Twitter)

Chasing a total of 161, Bangladesh just managed to score 98 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the match. Earlier, skipper Mohammad Nabi slammed a quickfire 41 off just 17 balls as he helped his team post 160 on board. After opting to bat first Afghanistan did a good job with the bat with Ibrahim Zadran top-scoring with the bat by scoring 46 off 39 balls. Fazalhaq Farooqi picked up three wickets as Bangladesh failed to even cross 100 in their innings.

Afghanistan 160/7  (Ibrahim Zadran 46, Mohammad Nabi 41*, Taskin Ahmed 3/30) beat Bangladesh 98/9 (Mosaddek Hossain 29, Fazalhaq Farooqi 3/42) by 62 runs.

In their warm-up match, New Zealand was completely outclassed by the Proteas in all three departments. The Kiwis were first shot down for just 98 by the South African bowlers. None of their batsmen could stay longer on the wicket.

Rilee Rossouw,
Rilee Rossouw,. Image-Twitter

Keshav Maharaj picked 3/17, Tabraiz Shamsi took 2/6 and Wayne Parnell took 2/8. Only Glenn Phillips (23), Martin Guptill (23), and Michael Bracewell (11) registered double-digit scores. And then Proteas batter Rilee Rossouw, who opened the batting scored a 32-ball unbeaten 54 to take them home in just 11.2 overs.

South Africa 100/1 in 11.2 overs (Rilee Rossouw 54*) beat New Zealand 98 all out (Guptill 23, Phillips 23, Maharaj 3/17, Shamsi 2/6, Parnell 2/8) by 9 wickets.

Bangladesh and South Africa are two nations that have been impressive in international cricket. However, both countries are yet to win the ICC World Cup. Bangladesh have shown considerable improvement in the cricket world over the last decade, whereas the Proteas are rising up again after the retirement of their legends.

South Africa Predicted XI vs Bangladesh: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

SA vs BAN: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Sydney Cricket Ground, ICC T20 World Cup 2022

There has been a fair bit of rain in Australia at the moment. Several warm-up games were abandoned due to rain. The weather is expected to get better as the tournament progresses. 

The SA vs BAN game starts at 8.30 am IST on October 27, Thursday. There is a 71% chance of rain expected in the afternoon. The temperature is expected to be around 25 degrees Celcius in the day time. There is good cloud cover expected with afternoon thunderstorms according to weather.com. Winds will flow from West North West at 10 to 25 km/h.

As far as the pitch is concerned, Sydney Cricket Ground- SCG has one of the best batting stripes in Australia. There is true pace and bounce, especially in white-ball games. A score between 170-180 can be expected from the team batting first.

The last match at Sydney was the first Super 12 match between Australia and New Zealand. The latter scored exactly 200/3 in the allotted 20 overs before restricting Australia to only 117 in 17.1 overs, thereby winning the match by 89 runs.

SA vs BAN: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Sydney Cricket Ground, ICC T20 World Cup 2022

 

SA vs BAN: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Sydney Cricket Ground, ICC T20 World Cup 2022