SA vs BAN Live Score 1st ODI: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the South Africa vs Bangladesh match from Supersport Park, Centurion. In the first match of the three-match series, South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and elected to bowl.
Bangladesh have lost every match in all formats they have played in South Africa – but go into a one-day series against the Proteas on Friday with reasonable hopes of ending the drought.
The series begins with day-night games at Centurion’s SuperSport Park on Friday.
Bangladesh have a one-day side and are currently at the top of the International Cricket Council’s World Cup Super League, while South Africa are ranked tenth.
The tourists have batting depth, especially since star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan reversed an earlier decision to take a break from the game.
He has local knowledge of three South Africans in the form of head coach Russell Domingo, who had previously coached South Africa, bowling coach Allan Donald and power-hitting coach Albie Morkel.
South Africa, however, will be in full force and support their fast bowlers to capitalize on the pace and bounce that is a feature of the Wanderers’ pitches at Centurion and Johannesburg, the two venues for the series.
Given the disparity in the number of matches played and the quality of the opposition, the log table may not be a true reflection of the teams’ respective strengths, but South Africa will be eager to climb up the standings.
Only the top seven teams and hosts India automatically qualify for the 2023 World Cup.
South Africa have had a poor start to their Super League campaign, losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka at home, while they were only able to share a series in Ireland, with one match raining.
He also had a weather-induced no-result against the Netherlands, giving him plenty of ground to build on.
In contrast, Bangladesh have won series against West Indies, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan, with their only series defeat coming in New Zealand, where they lost all three matches.