The condition on the points table is pretty straightforward after Sri Lanka’s huge victory over England in the ongoing Road Safety World Series. India, Sri Lanka, and South Africa are all set to qualify, leaving only the lone spot to be decided. As far as qualifying for the playoffs is concerned, the next game in the tournament will be meaningless. The match between Bangladesh Legends and South Africa Legends will take place on March 15, 2021 at Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium.



South Africa may not have performed as well as they had hoped, but they did well enough to advance to the next round. They would like to gain some traction before facing their opponents in the second semifinal, despite the fact that they have qualified. South Africa has three wins and two losses in five played matches. With a net run-rate of -0.531, they have 12 points to their credit.

South Africa looked to be on their way to a comfortable victory before facing India in the final contest. They played well against India as well, but Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar’s masterful knocks took the game away from the Proteas. South Africa seemed to be in the game with the bat when Andrew Puttick and Morne van Wyk batted, but they lost track when the acceleration was sorely needed.

South Africa, chasing a target of 204, got off to a flying start, with Puttick and van Wyk putting on 87 runs for the first wicket. The Proteas, on the other side, were unable to score easily after being dismissed by the spinners. Their lack of confidence against spinners was palpable, and this is a weakness that Bangladesh will look to exploit as well. Earlier in the match, South Africa performed admirably with the ball on a pitch that was a joy to bat on.

South Africa has a respectable squad on paper, with a strong balance of youth and experience. They have shown their effectiveness in recent results, and if they can handle the spinners well in this upcoming match, Bangladesh will have a difficult time defeating them.


Bangladesh is actually at the bottom of the points table, which is understandable considering their performance so far in the tournament. Their net run rate of -2.657 exemplifies how poor they’ve been in every game they’ve played. Bangladesh has won none of their four matches and is no longer in contention to advance to the next round. They’ll be hoping for a consolation victory, which will not be easy to come by.

Bangladesh launched their campaign with a landslide defeat at the hands of India, and they were never able to rebound. Bangladesh’s batting found form for the first time in the last match, but their bowling was so bad that they couldn’t even make a dent in the West Indies’ well-planned chase. Bangladesh’s top-order batted fairly well in the first innings, but none of their batsmen could go on to score a major run. In comparison, bad execution at the end of the innings reduced their total, which had seemed to be going toward 180 at one point.

They gave away too many loose deliveries with the ball, allowing West Indies to reach the target of 169 with more than an over to spare. The majority of their bowlers were either overpriced or inconsistent in probing fields. This is one of the many errors that Bangladesh’s bowlers have made so far in the series.

Bangladesh, on paper, does not have the firepower as some of the other teams do. They definitely have a big edge over non-Asian teams due to the presence of seasoned spinners, but they haven’t been able to take advantage of the circumstances so far. Bangladesh has been woefully underperforming so far and will be looking to turn things around in their final match of the series. South Africa will find facing Bangladesh even more difficult than it has been for the other teams in the tournament if they will play to their ability.

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