South Africa Vs. Bangladesh: Proteas Need To Test Their Batting after Out of Gas Batsmen

Bangladesh Vs. South Africa


The contest has started for both the teams and the Tigers, and the Proteas are facing each other after a long time in the same place.

South Africa had won after a good partnership between de Kock and Van Der Dussen. Imran Tahir and Luigi Ngidi both performed very well with Ngidi coming from an injury. Tahir after good IPL season and decent performance in warm-ups gave a sudden surprise to the Englishmen.

Bangladesh is playing the first World Cup match after a shattering loss against India. The team was stunned by vintage MS Dhoni and returning form of KL Rahul. The bowlers managed to collapse the top order, but couldn’t stop the run coming. The batting department looked good under Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim, but it also felt prey of India’s bowling attack.

Pitch Conditions And Weather

Kennington helped the World Cup give a good opener in the form of a high scoring match between South African and England. The game proved the numbers wrong England won the game with batting first. With 23 degrees Celcius and humidity in the 40s are expected.

Kennigton Oval

The pitch is relied upon to assist seamers with the ebb and flow climate conditions, however, in past matches demonstrated the spinners have likewise ruled in bowling. With Tahir taking full advantage in the previous game, the same can be expected in this game too.

Team Analysis:

South Africa

South Africa Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

South Africa had some problems probing in the previous match. The batting line-up needs to step up with the likes of Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, and Quinton de Kock performing. Amala had suffered a blow on his head but is fully fit to play.

In bowling, Ngidi had presented his lethal height of bowling by taking four wickets. He had the support of Phehlukwayo and Imran Tahir. The chances of Dale Steyn looks dim as he hasn’t recovered from a shoulder injury which he suffered during the IPL.

Quinton de Kock (WK), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
South Africa Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
Possible X1


Bangladesh Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

The sub-continent Tigers are entering in their first match of the campaign of the ICC Cricket World Cup. With being demolished by India from the warm-up game, they can still get a good start. Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim helped them to go as far as possible but stilled tumbled to loss.

Tamim Iqbal suffered a hamstring injury might not play which creates an entry for Mithun. The team has diseased by a series of injuries as Mustafizur Rahman is suffering from a calf injury, Saifuddin is suffering from a back injury, Mashrafe forcing to play even though suffering from the hamstring. This is just a dark time for Bangladesh, but their passion for playing is helping them to play.

Tamim Iqbal/Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Bangladesh Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
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Final Conclusion and Predictions

As the phrase goes,

A Tiger is more dangerous when injured.


That doesn’t seem to be the case here as Bangladesh is striving to survive in the tournament.

Although today’s match is definitely going to won by South Africa 

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