South Africa are playing without Faf du Plessis, who got injured in the last One-Day International. © Getty Images

South Africa are playing without Faf du Plessis, who got injured in the last One-Day International. © Getty Images

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Toss: JP Duminy, the South Africa captain, won the toss and opted to bat against Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 International in Bloemfontein on Thursday (October 26).

Team news

South Africa: OUT: Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mangaliso Mosehle.

Bangladesh: OUT: Liton Das, Nasir Hossain, Mominul Haque.

Series: After being drubbed 0-2 in the Tests, and 0-3 in the One-Day Internationals, this is Bangladesh’s best chance to secure a win. But even though South Africa are playing without Faf du Plessis (injured), Kagiso Rabada (rested), and Imran Tahir (rested), they are still the favourites to win here.

Conditions: The pitch in Bloemfontein normally favours batsmen and is likely to do so today also. The temperature is around mid-20 degrees and will cool down as the game progresses.

Teams

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy (capt), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Beuran Hendricks, Aaron Phangiso, Robert Frylinck.

Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin.