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Proteas win toss and bat first against Bangladesh, Temba Bavuma still out as Aiden Markram skippers again

South Africa's Aiden Markram inspects the pitch during a practice session on the eve of their 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup one-day international (ODI) match against Bangladesh at the Wankhade Stadium in Mumbai

Temba Bavuma has not recovered from illness as Aiden Markram (pictured) leads the Proteas team against Bangladesh in their Cricket World Cu clash in Mumbai on Tuesday. Picture: Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Published Oct 24, 2023


South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first in their Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Aiden Markram will lead the Proteas again with regular captain Temba Bavuma still not recovered from illness.

Meanwhile, Lungi Ngidi was ruled out with a knee problem as Lizaad Williams came into the team.

For Bangladesh, captain Shakib Al Hasan makes a return to fitness to lead the team as Towhid Hridoy missed out.


South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (captain), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams.

Bangladesh: Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mahmudullah, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud.


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