Venue Details & Pitch Report - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Average First Innings Score at Wankhede in ODIs since 2011: 380

Batting First vs Batting Second at Wankhede in ODIs since 2011: Win Bat 1st - 42%, Win Bat 2nd - 58%

BAN-SA Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs since 2015: Quinton de Kock(7), Heinrich Klassen(9)

BAN-SA Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs since 2015: Kagiso Rabada(2), Gerald Coetzee(4)

Ground dimensions: The distance from the pitch to the boundaries are relatively equal and small (70m). Batters should be able to access different parts of the ground quite comfortably.

Pitch Report: It is considered to be a belter of a surface and it should be high-scoring. There might be early assistance for pacers in the first few overs and under lights, and post which, batters should dominate.

Predicted Playing XI - Bangladesh vs South Africa, Match 23, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoridul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

        Bench: Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Hasan Mahmud, Nasum Ahmed, Mahmudullah

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee

       Bench: Reeza Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams

Fantasy Notes (BANGLADESH) - Bangladesh vs South Africa, Match 23, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of Bangladesh players vs South Africa in ODIs:

Najmul Hossain ShantoDNP DNP DNP DNP
Mushfiqur Rahim1131231/752/1N/AN/AN/A
Litton Das17622/831/0N/AN/AN/A
Towhid HridoyDNP DNP DNP DNP
Shakib Al Hasan1649235/735/0171645/4.7
Mehidy Hasan Miraz47738/750/05927/5.6
Mustafizur Rahman    7829/4.2
Tanzim Hasan SakibDNP DNP DNP DNP
Taskin Ahmed    61031/6.6
Shoriful Islam    3338/5.9

Points to Consider

  • In the last 5 meetings between the two sides, Bangladesh are ahead with a 3-2 advantage including a 9-wicket win back in March 2022. 
  • Litton Das vs Left Arm Pace in Powerplay since 2022: Inns - 17, Outs - 8, Avg/SR - 11/61; In the absence of a left arm pace threat against India, the Bangladesh opener was able to nudge through the powerplay quite easily and also ended up scoring a half century. However, against South Africa, he will have to deal with the in-form Marco Jansen, which makes Litton Das a vulnerable pick in this encounter. 
  • When Bangladesh faced South Africa in the last match, at Centurion, Taskin Ahmed picked up 5/35 as they ended up bowling out the Proteas for just 154. While we do not expect a similar score at Wankhede, we have to keep in mind that Bangladesh has a quality pace attack under bowling coach and legend Allan Donald. 
  • Back their pacers as diferentials particularly the one whoever plays between Taskin Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud, as both are selected in less than 10% of the teams currently.

Fantasy Notes (SOUTH AFRICA) - Bangladesh vs South Africa, Match 23, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of South Africa players vs Bangladesh in ODIs:

David Miller518637/901/0   
Heinrich Klaasen       
Aiden Markram311137/931/022 
Temba Bavuma411829/710/0   
Rassie van der Dussen413946/871/0   
Reeza Hendricks       
Marco Jansen    12 
Andile Phehlukwayo    5828/5.2
Kagiso Rabada    101921/4.9
Lungi Ngidi    4283/5.7
Tabraiz Shamsi    21 
Keshav Maharaj    3350/5.5
Gerald Coetzee       
Quinton de Kock942853/1042/1   
Lizaad Williams       

Points to Consider

  • Bangladesh is one of the teams whose middle order struggles against express pace and with Gerald Coetzee in the opposition, he is likely to make things difficult for the opposition. Since 2022, their batting unit averages just 24 against this bowling type - particularly batters like Mehidy Miraz (21.4 Avg), Mahmdullah (20.6 Avg), Towhid Hridoy (20 Avg), and Tanzid Hasan (16 Avg).
  • Quinton de Kock vs Off Spin since 2022: Inns - 16, Outs - 7, Avg/SR - 25/91; Bangladesh will target him with their double off spin duo of Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mahedi Hasan (if he is preffered over Nasum Ahmed). At the same time, South Africa has had issues against left arm orthodox spin, so we will have to see which combination they will look to employ at Wankhede.
  • David Miller is selected in just 11.4% of the teams currently and we will suggest considering him as a differential pick particularly if South Africa bats first. On the other hand, if they are chasing, we can expect their top 5 to score a majority of the runs, and in which case, Miller's fantasy potential might be limited.

Fantasy XI - Bangladesh vs South Africa, Match 23, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction

WK: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Mushfiqur Rahim

BAT: Rassie van der Dussen

AR: Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz

BOWL: Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee, Shoriful Islam

C/VC: Quinton de Kock, Marco Jansen

Differentials: Taskin Ahmed (6.3%), David Miller (11.4%), Lungi Ngidi (45%)

C/VC Alternatives: Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Shakib Al Hasan

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