South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and chose to bowl against Bangladesh in the Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 match on Tuesday.
The Proteas will face the same team that defeated Sri Lanka in their previous match in order to improve their chances of progressing to the semi-finals from Group 1, which is led by unbeaten England.
“It’s good for our self-esteem. “It’s good that we got home through batting,” Bavuma said of his team’s successful but tense chase against Sri Lanka.
“From the look of the wicket, we’re hoping that it will help our bowlers.” We’d like to improve our fielding.”
Bangladesh has made two changes, with Shamim Hossain and Nasum Ahmed replacing Mustafizur Rahman, who has been rested, and Shakib Al Hasan, who has a hamstring injury.
Captain Mahmudullah Riyad stated that the team will play for pride after being effectively eliminated from contention for the semi-finals after three losses in three games.
“We still need to play for our pride and get some wins,” Mahmudullah said.
“In two of the three games we’ve played, we were on the verge of winning. We want to play some good cricket.”
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Mohammad Naim, Liton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (capt), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed
Umpires: Paul Reiffel (AUS), Richard Illingworth (ENG)
TV Umpire: Chris Brown (NZL)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)