From the Oval in London, we will witness a match that promises some competitiveness when Bangladesh takes on South Africa in their opening match. South Africa having already lost to England in the world cup opening match would hope to avoid losing two on trot whereas Bangladesh would look to start their world cup campaign with a win.
For Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal looks a doubtful starter however he could play depending upon his fitness just before the match. Bangladesh would need their talisman opener batsmen to negotiate the hot pace attack South Africa would unleash on them.
South Africa could play another pacer in this match to rattle Bangladesh with the pace bowling. South Africa team looks good on paper but they need to sort out their batting order quickly in order to get on to winning ways. They need good contributions by bat from someone other than du Plessis or de Kock.
Overall, this match should be interesting if both teams play to their potential. This world cup needs some closely fought matches considering all the matches so far has been one sided.