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Factbox: South Africa v Bangladesh test series

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218   //    26 Sep 2017, 20:08 IST

Cricket - South Africa Nets - Nottingham, Britain - July 12, 2017 General view during nets Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine/Files
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(Reuters) - Factbox on the two-test series between South Africa and Bangladesh, which starts at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Thursday.

FIXTURES

1st test – Sept. 28-Oct. 2, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

2nd test - Oct. 6-10, Manguang Oval, Bloemfontein

SOUTH AFRICA

Test ranking: 2

Coach: Ottis Gibson

Captain: Faf du Plessis

Squad: Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada

Recent form:

Lost to England 2-1 in four-match away series

Beat New Zealand 1-0 in three-match away series

Beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in three-match home series

BANGLADESH

Test ranking: 9

Coach: Chandika Hathurusingha

Captain: Mushfiqur Rahim

Squad: Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mominul Haque, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Subashis Roy, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed

Recent form:

Drew with Australia 1-1 in two-test home series

Drew with Sri Lanka 1-1 in two-test away series

Lost to India 1-0 in single away test

HEAD TO HEAD:

Total: 10

South Africa wins: 8

Draws: 2

IN SOUTH AFRICA:

Total matches: 4

South Africa wins: 4

LAST SIX TESTS:

2015 (Dhaka) - Match drawn

2016 (Chittagong) - Match drawn

2008 (Pretoria) - South Africa won by an innings & 48 runs

2008 (Bloemfontein) - South Africa won by an innings and 129 runs

2008 (Chittagong) - South Africa won by an innings and 205 runs

2008 (Dhaka) - South Africa won by five wickets

(Compiled by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town,; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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