Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss again in the second test and decided to bowl. The Bloemfontein pitch has decent amount of grass on it and the Bangladeshi skipper is hopeful his pacers can extract as much as pace & bounce as possible. Bangladesh has made four changes with Soumya replacing injured TamimIqbal. RubelHossain, Subhashish Roy, Taijul Islam replaces Shafiul Islam, Taskin Ahmed & teenage wonderboyMehidyHasanMiraz.
Although Proteas skipper Faf Du Plessis said that he’d bat nine times out of ten on this pitch and it isn’t as bad it seemed on first viewing. The grass being on the shorter side, Du Plessis is hopeful his pacers can rip through Bangladesh once again like they did in the first test. Wayne Parnell replaces the injured MorneMorkel.
South Africa Playing XI: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, HashimAmla, Temba Bavuma,Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), AndilePhehlukwayo, Wayne Parnell, KeshavMaharaj, KagisoRabada,Duanne Olivier.
Bangladesh Playing XI: ImrulKayes, SoumyaSarkar, MominulHaque, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Mahmudullah, SabbirRahman, Liton Das (wk), Taijul Islam, RubelHossain, MustafizurRahman, Shubashis Roy.