Mushfiqur Rahim © AFP
Mushfiqur Rahim © AFP

South Africa’s tour of Bangladesh begins with the two-match T20I series, first of which will be played on Sunday at Dhaka. Faf du Plessis will lead the side and Bangladesh will be led by Mashrafe Mortaza, who led Bangladesh to two back-to-back wins against Pakistan and India. The hosts will be high on confidence after two morale boosting series victories. Live  Blog: Bangladesh vs South Africa, 1st T20I at Dhaka

South Africa will hope that they are not scratchy as they have not played international since their exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Bangladesh will hope to carry on their form but South Africa will be no pushovers as they will go for a big win every time they step foot into the field. Live scorecard: Bangladesh vs South Africa, 1st T20I at Dhaka

Rains might play a major factor as it is usually monsoon time in this part of the world. South Africa will start as favourites but Bangladesh, like they have proved in the past have the ability to pull off a win from nowhere. READ: Key clashes: Bangladesh vs South Africa 2015, 1st T20I at Dhaka


Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Jubair Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Rony Talukdar, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Abbott, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Beuran Hendricks, Eddie Leie, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, David Wiese.