Bangladesh to face SA Invitation XI in sole preparation match

Bangladesh to take SA in first Test

The only preparation match of visiting Bangladesh before the three match one day international series against South Africa will take place on Thursday at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বৃহস্পতিবার ডি-ভিলিয়ার্সদের মুখোমুখি হচ্ছে মাশরাফিরা]

The match is scheduled to start on 2 pm Bangladesh standard time.

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Bangladesh have been white washed by South Africa in the two match Test series. The Tigers, although could able to avoid the innings defeat in the first Test, shattered by an innings and 254 runs in the second Test.

Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has joined in the squad after his resting period in the Test series. With him, regular captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza also with the team to lead the ODI squad.

For Bangladesh, the good news came in the camp as Tamim Iqbal who missed the second Test due to injury trouble also get back into the nets to practice.

Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Litton Das, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain

South African Invitation XI (From): Jean-Paul Duminy(c), Beuran Hendricks, Willem Mulder, Robert Frylinck, AB de Villiers, Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj, Matthew Breetzke, Mbulelo Budaza, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Malusi Siboto, Khaya Zondo