South Africa is taking on Bangladesh in the ICC ODI World Cup’s 23rd match at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, a game that marks Quinton de Kock’s 150th ODI appearance.

The ongoing match 23 of the ICC ODI World Cup features a formidable South African side facing off against Bangladesh at Mumbai’s iconic Wankhede Stadium on October 24. Led by Temba Bavuma, the Proteas have demonstrated impressive form, barring a surprising defeat to the Netherlands.

This particular match holds extra significance as it marks Quinton de Kock’s 150th ODI appearance, and it will be his final series. De Kock, who has already notched two centuries in this World Cup, faces an early challenge against offspinners, given his record since 2020 includes seven dismissals in 18 innings, with an average of 32.42.

To commemorate this rare milestone, former South African cricket great Shaun Pollock presented de Kock with a special cap before the match, joining an exclusive club of just 16 players who’ve achieved this feat for South Africa.

On the match front, South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first against Bangladesh. Unfortunately, Temba Bavuma, the regular captain, remains unavailable due to injury, and Aiden Markram takes the helm in his absence.

Both teams made one change in their lineups. Shakib Al Hasan, who missed the previous match, is back in action, replacing Towhid Hridoy in Bangladesh’s XI. Meanwhile, South Africa’s Lizaad Williams has been given an opportunity, stepping in for the injured Lungi Ngidi.

Despite a surprising loss to the Netherlands, South Africa has performed admirably in the tournament, currently ranking third in the standings. A victory in this match would propel them into the second position. In contrast, Bangladesh holds the seventh spot, with just one win out of four matches and three consecutive losses leading into this contest. They are eager to regain their winning form.

Last Updated on October 24, 2023

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