The emerging team in the world of cricket, the Bangladeshis have had a great 2015 so far. They threw the English out of the 2015 World Cup and won back to back home series against Pakistan and India. But they were not able to give the team from South Africa a tough fight in the 1st game of the series.
The T20 series started at Dhaka where South Africa gave the hosts a hammering as they ran away with the game by 52 runs. But Bangladesh recently has shown great character and will be ready to bounce back in the second and final game of the series. In this article, we have given you the Preview of the game along with the expected lineups of both the teams. We have also included predictions for the game.
The 2nd T20 International between Bangladesh and South Africa will be played on the 7th of July at 13:00 local time. It will also be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The first game did not produce many runs but the bowlers had a good time. So we can expect a low scoring affair at Dhaka for the 2nd T20.
South Africa started the tour comfortably with a 52 run victory after scoring 148 runs in the first innings. F du Plessis had a great time in the middle as he strolled to a 79 and helped his team post a victory. All the bowlers chipped in for the Proteas as they made it hard for the Bangladesh batsmen to score runs quickly. This is something they will want to repeat in the second game and win the series 2-0.
Bangladesh on the other hand would have had a serious reality check and will be a bit low on confidence after the beating in the first game. The bowlers did a decent job on a helpful pitch but the batting lineup failed miserably. A high score of just 26 from the ever reliable Sakib al Hasan is something they will have to improve o if they want to level the series and give the South African more of a challenge than they did in the first game.
T Iqbal, S Sarkar, M Rahim , Sakib al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nassir Hossain, Litton Das, M Mortaza, S Gazi, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman.
AB de Villiers, Q de Kock, F du Plessis, JP Duminy, D Miller, R Russouw, D Wiese, W Parnell, K Abbot, A Phangiso, K Rabada.
Thought the Bangladesh team came into the series on the high of series victories against India and Pakistan. Their confidence would have been dealt a blow with the loss at Dhaka in the first game. South Africans will start the game as firm favorites to win the game and the series 2-0. The hosts will have to do a lot of work on their game before they can match the South Africans on the cricket filed.
The Proteas were always going to be a stern test for the Bangladesh team. In a time where they have been fearless, there is a need to be sensible and they will have to use all their experience if they have to get anything from the game. Do join in the action as the two teams fight it out at Dhaka.