Bangladesh is going to face South Africa in the 1st match of two-match Test series at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on today.
The series against South Africa on their home ground will definitely be a big challenge for visiting Bangladesh as the records of sub-continental cricket stars including Sachin Tendulkar in South African conditions are not satisfactory.
But Confident batting line-up and diverse bowling action that squeezed Australia in snatching the first recorded victory against them at the Mirpur Test made tigers more confident and committed enough to combat with dignity against Proteas.
The match will begin at 2 pm Bangladesh time where ICC’s new rules, including DRS and sending off a player by on-field umpires for misconduct on the ground, will be applied for the first time.
State-run BTV, satellite channels Gazi TV and MaasrangaTV will telecast the match live for Bangladesh spectators.
1st Test – September 28-October 2, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
2nd test - October 6-10, Manguang Oval, Bloemfontein.
Test ranking: 2
Coach: Ottis Gibson
Captain: Faf du Plessis
Squad: Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada.
Recent form: Lost to England 2-1 in four-match away series Beat New Zealand 1-0 in three-match away series Beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in three-match home series.
Test ranking: 9
Coach: Chandika Hathurusingha
Captain: Mushfiqur Rahim
Squad: Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mominul Haque, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Subashis Roy, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed
Recent form: Drew with Australia 1-1 in two-Test home series Drew with Sri Lanka 1-1 in two-test away series Lost to India 1-0 in single away Test.
HEAD TO HEAD: Total: 10 South Africa wins: 8 Draws: 2
IN SOUTH AFRICA: Total matches: 4 South Africa wins: 4
LAST SIX TESTS: 2015 (Dhaka) - Match drawn 2016 (Chittagong) - Match drawn 2008 (Pretoria) - South Africa won by an innings & 48 runs 2008 (Bloemfontein) - South Africa won by an innings and 129 runs 2008 (Chittagong) - South Africa won by an innings and 205 runs 2008 (Dhaka) - South Africa won by five wickets.