After thumping Australia in the first ODI, courtesy some fine all-round performances from the batters and bowlers, South Africa will be confident of repeating their heroics despite a depleted squad. Debutant Kyle Verreynne and Heinrich Klaasen covered up for some of the senior guys and the Proteas managed to salvage their reputation with a win. If the senior guys too step up, South Africa might just start winning more. 

Watch out for

Lungi Ngidi - After struggling to control his line and length in the T20Is against England and Australia, Ngidi hit his straps at Paarl as he found the perfect length and variations to befuddle the Aussies. Ngidi's wicket-taking abilities make him a dangerous proposition yet again.

West Indies' big-hitters await

After losing the ODIs, West Indies will look to give hosts, Sri Lanka, some stiff competition in their preferred format - T20s. With a slew of big-hitters, the Windies pack a punch in T20s and will be a big challenge for the Lankans who are probably a tad short on power and panache. The ODIs saw them buckle the big Windies players so it might not be beyond them to stifle the Lankans.

Watch out for

Dwayne Bravo

Bravo makes his international return for West Indies after a rather long lay-off period owing to tiffs with the board. The all-rounder, though, isn't short of game time as he travels the world to play T20s. Bravo will add firepower to the batting and his death bowling will be remarkable alongside someone like Kesrick Williams. 

More Bangladesh domination awaits

They won the under-19 World Cup by beating India but the senior side is content whiplashing the Zimbabweans at home. After a big 169-run win in the first game, this week we have the second and third ODIs of the series and given how game one panned out, it is unlikely that the series will take a massive detour.

Watch out for

Mohammad Saifuddin

Liton Das hogged headlines with a scintillating hundred in the first game, but the wicket-keeper batsman's heroics overshadowed a fine showing from pacer Mohammad Saifuddin. The handy all-rounder has recovered fully from injury and showed promising signs in the first game as he dismissed two of the top three batsmen. Expect more from him this series. 

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