South Africa Emerging vs Bangladesh | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

As part of Bangladesh’s ongoing tour of South Africa, with the Twenty20 International (T20I) series completed and the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) to follow, South Africa Emerging and Bangladesh will compete in a One-Off warm-up One-Day game. The Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein is set to host the game on the 12th of December, 2023, at 1:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

South Africa Emerging vs Bangladesh | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report
South Africa Emerging vs Bangladesh | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

Squads:

South Africa Emerging – Nobulumko Baneti, Nicole de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Gandhi Jafta, Leah Jones, Ayabonga Khaka, Tebogo Macheke, Eliz-Mari Marx, Refilwe Moncho, Asakhe Nyovane, Nondumiso Shangase, Andrie Steyn, Jané Winster

Bangladesh – Nigar Sultana Joty (C), Nahida Akter (VC), Shamima Sultana, Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Lata Mondol, Shorna Akter, Ritu Moni, Shorifa Khatun, Sumaiya Akter, Rabeya Khan, Sultana Khatun, Fahima Khatun, Marufa Akter, Disha Biswas

Players to watch out:

Andrie Steyn

The 27-year-old batter, in 38 One-Day International (ODI) outings averaging 26.80, has amassed 938 runs, including the highest score of 117. Andrie, in her three recent outings for the Emerging side against Zimbabwe, registered scores of 32, 30, and 37. It’ll be watched if Andrie can convert these starts in the ODIs.

Eliz-Mari Marx

The 20-year-old pacer impressed in the recently concluded series against Zimbabwe, producing economical bowling figures and bagging 6 wickets. She was rewarded with a T20I debut and further impressed in her maiden outing. It’ll be worth keeping an eye on her career graph, especially now as she is making strides.

Fargana Hoque Pinky

The 30-year-old batter, averaging 26.47, has racked up 1350 runs from 56 outings, with the highest score being 107. Lately, Fargana has only played One-Day cricket and averages 45.00 in the ongoing year, scoring 315 against quality attacks of India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. The team will rely on her to once again lead the scoring and gain valuable game time in the warm-up fixture.

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Sultana Khatun

The 27-year-old off-spinner has claimed 6 wickets from as many ODI outings, maintaining an economy rate of 3.87, with the best figures of 2/41. Sultana, too, wasn’t part of the T20I series, but she has made her case with notable outings against India. She will be counted on to excel on a surface that’ll assist spinners and deliver the goods.

Pitch:

The Mangaung Oval features a well-balanced center wicket that’s favorable to both batters and bowlers, especially the pacers, to make an impact on the game. The average score in the 220s indicates favorable conditions for scoring runs as well.

Weather:

With sunny skies and a minimal chance of rain, the conditions are ideal for a complete game of cricket in Bloemfontein. The temperature is expected to hover around 25°C, with light winds and humidity at 47%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Nigar Sultana Joty, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Murshida Khatun, Andrie Steyn, Shorna Akter, Eliz-Mari Marx, Fahima Khatun, Ayabonga Khaka, Nahida Akter, Rabeya Khan, Marufa Akter

Match details:

Date – December 12, 2023

Time – 1:30 PM IST

Venue – Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.

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