South Africa vs. Bangladesh: World Cup Match 5 Preview
South Africa vs. Bangladesh: World Cup Match 5 Preview

South Africa lost their opening game at this very venue and will look to get the first win under their belt when they meet Bangladesh, who will be opening their World Cup campaign. The Proteas were humiliated in the opening salvo against England, but they have enough firepower to script a turnaround. Players like Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock are vastly experienced with the bat, while South Africa has two of the best bowlers in Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir, who are not only wicket-takers but bowl economically as well. With some extra bounce in the pitch, bowlers will need to take the pace off the bowl, though there will be a little turn for the spinners here.  

Bangladesh, on the other hand, have a few injury concerns going into the game. Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahmudullah and Mustafizur Rahman are all recovering from their respective injuries, and if if one fails to recuperate, it will be a massive blow to the side. Bangladesh are not among the contenders for the Cup, but they have caused a few upsets in the past and will be eager to do just that on Sunday.  

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