As we approach the midway stage of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023, every single match can have a bearing on the result of the top 4. Both South Africa and Bangladesh have an opportunity of going into the semi-finals and they have to play well.
For South Africa, it is a tad easier as they have already logged 3 wins in 4 games. Bangladesh, on the other hand, haven’t gotten off to a desirable start. Shakib Al Hasan and co. have tasted defeats in 3 matches out of their 4 games and need to pull up their socks.
Bangladesh will have to treat every single game as a do-or-die encounter and need to put their best foot forward in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 vice-captain choices for the SA vs BAN game in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023:
1. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)
The leader of the bowling pack of the Proteas, Kagiso Rabada has been in scintillating form in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. He has picked up 8 wickets so far in this tournament and is the joint leading wicket-taker of South Africa in this prestigious World Cup.
Kagiso Rabada can certainly be a force to reckon with in the World Cup and in this SA vs BAN game at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. With this stadium offering seam-friendly pitches, Rabada’s role becomes important in South Africa’s team.
2. Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)
Veteran wicket-keeper batter of Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim is an epitome of greatness in Bangladesh cricket. Along side Shakib Al Hasan, Rahim is one of the pillars of Bangladesh cricket.
In the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023, Mushfiqur Rahim is the leading run-scorer of Bangladesh. He has amassed 157 runs and can fetch you a lot of fantasy points in this match. As he is a wicket-keeper too, he is sure to take a lot of catches and price out a few stumpings.
3. Aiden Markram (South Africa)
South Africa’s stand-in-captain, Aiden Markram, is another player, who can be made the vice-captain of this SA vs BAN game. Markram has scored 205 runs for South Africa in this ICC ODI World Cup 2023 and has displayed shades of greatness.
If he gets going in this game in Mumbai, South Africa are sure to be in the driver’s seat during the game.