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ICC World Cup predictions: South Africa vs. Bangladesh

In the 2015 World Cup, Bangladesh knocked England out of the tournament just like they knocked India out of the 2007 World cup. So, they are not the weaker side. South Africa, who had already lost their first match against England, will be eyeing to register their first victory of the tournament while Bangladesh will be hoping to start their campaign with a win. 

Pitch Conditions

Venue: The Oval, London

The oval track is expected to be flat like the first match. With the breeze going around, medium pacers will get some swing. Captain winning the toss will look to bowl first because the bowlers got good help in the second innings in the previous match. 

Total Matches played: 69

Matches won batting first: 27

Matches won batting second: 39

No results/abandoned: 3

Weather Conditions

According to the reports, the weather will again be cloudy as the first game with the possibility of rain amid the match. The temperature will vary around 25 degrees Celsius. Humidity will be approximately 45%. 

Team Analysis: South Africa

Dale Steyn hasn’t recovered from injury yet, so, he might not be a part of playing XI. Besides this, no injury concerns are there. Talking about the team combination, South Africa might play this match with the same playing 11 they played against England in the tournament opener. 

Full squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Chris Morris

Team Analysis: Bangladesh

Bangladesh skipper is suffering from a hamstring injury, but the reports suggest that he is likely to play the match with an injury. Besides this, Mahmudullah might not contribute with the bowl following his shoulder injury. Tamim Iqbal has been hit in the wrist in the practice session, but he might play in the match.

Full squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed

Both team’s probable playing XI

                 South Africa


Faf du Plessis (c)

Mashrafe Mortaza (c)

Quinton de Kock(wk)

Tamim Iqbal

Hashim Amla

Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)

Aiden Markram

Soumya Sarkar

Rassie van der Dussen

Shakib Al Hasan 

JP Duminy

Liton Das

Dwaine Pretorius


Andile Phehlukwayo

Mosaddek Hossain

Kagiso Rabada

Mohammad Saifuddin

Lungi Ngidi

Rubel Hossain

Imran Tahir

Mustafizur Rahman

Player to vouch for:

BangladeshShakib Al Hasan

South Africa: Kagiso Rabada

Standings in ICC ODI points table

Bangladesh –  seventh spot with 90 points

South Africa – third spot with 115 points 

Head to Head in World Cup

Total matches played-3

Bangladesh win-1

South Africa win-2

South Africa is ahead of Bangladesh in stats. But the fact is that on the match day, all the stats, ratings and rankings doesn't matter, the thing that matters is the performance of the team as a whole. Both the teams will be hoping from their experienced players to take the responsibility on them. Let’s see what happen.

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