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Editor's Pick (ODI): South Africa - Bangladesh

The third and final ODI is here. South Africa lead the series so far 2-0. Many really would find that surprising because Bangladesh have truly done well for themselves recently. I still think they have it in them to get to the top five of the ICC ranking some day. There are still two T20 matches coming up after this. Never say never. Yes?


The second ODI - South Africa won by 104 runs. That is a really big margin even for a team like Bangladesh. What went wrong? Bangladesh let SA hit too many runs. The bowlers could not get their breaks. That really makes all the difference in the world. Regular falling of the wickets helps break the rhythm and the batting team score is restricted. They literally handed over the game to SA.
AB De Villiers walked away with the man of the match award. He deserved it thanks to his incredible 176 runs. He literally contributed to half the runs on board. That is something. Amla’s 85 and Kock’s 46 were the only other contributors. Bangladesh’s Rubel took 4 wickets and gave away 62 runs. Bangladesh did not give up. But it was just not enough. Imrul and M Rahim hit well.


Let’s see the final ODI
South Africa Squad:
Playing XI:
Jean-Paul Duminy, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis (c), Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson
Bench:
David Miller, Temba Bavuma, Willem Mulder
Bangladesh Squad:
Playing XI:
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Imrul Kayes, Rubel Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed
Bench:
Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin


My lineup
Batsmen
Imrul Kayes
Sabbir Rahman / Rubel Hossain
AB De Villiers
Hashim Amla
Faf Du Plessis /
Liton Das
Bowlers
Kagiso Rabada
A Phehlukwayo
Imran Tahir
All-Rounder
Shakib Al Hasan  
Wicket-Keeper
Quiton De Kock


You can add Rubel Hossain. He is really good. Or Dwaine. What do you think?
Indu
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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