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Default Walton/National Polymer ODI series | Bangladesh V South Africa 3rd ODI | 22nd October 2017 14:00 BDT @ Buffalo Park, East London

Bangladesh look to turn around listless bowling show
Team news

Amla has been rested and his replacement, Aiden Markram, could be in line for an ODI debut. Temba Bavuma is another contender for that spot. Wiaan Mulder, the 19-year-old allrounder, could replace Dwaine Pretorius. David Miller, who had missed the second ODI because of a groin injury, will undergo a late fitness test on Sunday morning to determine his availability.

South Africa (probable):
1 Aiden Markram/Temba Bavuma, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Faf du Plessis (capt), 4 AB de Villiers, 5 JP Duminy, 6 David Miller/Farhaan Behardien, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Wiaan Mulder, 9 Dane Paterson, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Imran Tahir

With Tamim Iqbal ruled out, Bangladesh could promote Shakib to No 3 and replace Liton Das with Soumya Sarkar. Nasir Hossain could also be replaced by Mehidy Hasan or Mohammad Saifuddin, depending on how the Bangladesh team management read the track at Buffalo Park.

Bangladesh (probable): 1 Imrul Kayes, 2 Soumya Sarkar/Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Mohammad Saifuddin/Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Taskin Ahmed

Pitch and conditions

The average score batting first at the reputedly slow-and-low Buffalo Park pitches this year has been 254. But only teams who have scored 300-plus have won matches batting first. The weather forecast predicts a dry day in East London.

Stats and trivia
  • De Villiers' whirlwind 176 was his 25th ODI hundred, one less than Amla's century tally.
  • Rubel needs three wickets to become the fifth Bangladesh bowler to take 100 ODI wickets
  • In five List A matches this year in Buffalo Park, teams batting first lost the match on three occasions.
  • Sunday's match will be Mashrafe Mortaza's 50th as captain in ODIs. Only Shakib Al Hasan and Habibul Bashar have captained Bangladesh in 50 or more ODIs before.

"We have put a lot of focus on what we are trying to achieve and fortunately for us we have blown them away in all departments. It doesn't take away what is going to happen tomorrow, I still believe that Bangladesh will come out and try to prove a point and try to get back into this tour."
JP Duminy

"It is still possible [to do well] but if we go about our job the way we played the last two matches, things become harder."
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza
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