Bangladesh is all set to tour South Africa in the month of September and October that will see them start the tour with two-match Test series followed by three odis and two T20 internationals.
Mushfiqur Rahim has led the side well in the last two years. Bangladesh has made rapid strides in Test cricket after beating England and Australia at home. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan have produced consistent performances for the side. The young lot in Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman and Mehedi Hasan Miraaz has also added potency to the lineup in terms of bat and ball.
Shakib has grown in stature as an all-rounder for Bangladesh in the Test arena. He has done exceedingly well in all conditions and has been instrumental in Bangladesh’s recent victories against big teams like England and Australia. The off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraaz also has been a revelation since making his debut for Bangladesh last year. He has been leading wicket taker for the side during this time. Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed have been good with the ball in hand.
South Africa had a torrid time in England after losing to England in all three formats including their first round exit in 2017 ICC Champions Trophy played in England. The only positive to come out from the tour was the Test win at Trent Bridge with Morne Morkel, Temba Bavuma and Vernon Philander doing well.
South Africa look unsettled at the moment as Heino Kuhn failed as opener in England as selectors will be keen to select uncapped Aiden Markram alongside Dean Elgar . The young player has shown signs that he is ready to play for South Africa at the international stage after he produced a splendid century against Dolphins in the first round of four-day domestic competition. The middle order is fragile as there is pressure on Temba Bavuma, Theunis De Bruyn and others to cement their place in the side.
All national side players are taking part in the domestic four-day competition as new Head Coach Ottis Gibson has made it clear that everyone must play to be considered eligible for national selection. Vernon Philander is out of the first game against Bangladesh as Duanne Olivier will replace him for the game. Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel and Keshav Maharaj will be front-line bowlers in the lineup.
Bangladesh Vs South Africa Schedule
1st Test –Bangladesh vs South Africa
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 08:00 GMT
2nd Test – Bangladesh vs South Africa
Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 08:00 GMT
1st ODI – Bangladesh vs South Africa
Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 at 08:00 GMT
2nd ODI – Bangladesh vs South Africa
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 08:00 GMT
3rd ODI – Bangladesh vs South Africa
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 at 08:00 GMT
1st T20– Bangladesh vs South Africa
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 16:30 GMT
2nd T20 – Bangladesh vs South Africa
Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 12:30 GMT