ICC WC 2023: South Africa vs Bangladesh: Preview & Prediction

South Africa are flying high in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. After a shocking loss to the Netherlands, the proteas bounced back strongly to register a comprehensive win against England at the Wankhede stadium as they scored almost 400 runs on a batting-friendly wicket. 

The brilliant batting display was led by Heinrich Klassen who scored a match-winning hundred and took the game away from England in the last ten overs of the South African innings. On the other hand, Bangladesh has not had the best of tournaments so far and is in desperate need of a win to get their campaign back on track. In this article, we will look at all the aspects of the match.

South Africa

For South Africa, the match against Bangladesh provides another chance to display their batting prowess given the batting lineup is in great form and the opposition’s bowling has not been in the best of form in this tournament so far. The onus will again be on the top six batters who have scored the majority of the team’s runs and would look to do the same at the same venue


Bangladesh’s biggest area of concern would be their batting which hasn’t performed as expected so far in the tournament which is why the bowling hasn’t been able to put pressure on the opposition due to a lack of runs on the board. The senior batters like captain Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das need to step up if Bangladesh has any hope of causing another upset and the pitch at the Wankhede stadium provides a perfect chance to do so.

Match Details

When: 24th October 2023
Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Live Telecast and Streaming: Star Sports and Disney+Hotstar
Time: 2:00 PM IST

Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is known for its level, batting-friendly pitches. Batters can benefit greatly from the surface, and fast bowlers can prosper while using the new ball. 

Teams who have played at Wankhede have favored chasing

Weather Report

The weather for the match will be very hot and humid and the temperature will be around the 35 degrees mark.

Last 5 match results (Most recent first)

South Africa - WLWWW
Bangladesh - LLLWL

Head to Head (Last 5 matches)

South Africa - 2
Bangladesh - 3

Result of last head-to-head clash

Bangladesh beat South Africa by 9 wickets

Venue Guide (ODIs) - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Total Matches - 30
Wins for the team batting first - 15
Wins for the team batting second - 15
Average score batting first - 239
Highest Score - 438/4 South Africa vs India
Lowest Score - 79/10 India Women vs Australia Women

Teams that have played at Wankhede have preferred chasing, with 15 out of 30 matches won by the team batting second. 


South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

South Africa vs Bangladesh Dream11 Team

Wicketkeepers & Batters:
Mushfiqur Rahim Quinton de Kock Heinrich Klaasen Rassie van der Dussen Najmul Hossain Shanto

Mahmudullah Aiden Markram Marco Jansen Mehedi Hasan 


Kagiso Rabada Lungi Ngidi
Captain: Quinton de Kock
Vice-captain: Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen

Match Predictions

Who will win the toss? - South Africa
Who will win? – South Africa
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa), Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lungi Ngidi (South Africa), Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa), Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh)

Possible Playing XI

SA: Quinton De Kock (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Aiden Markram (C), Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee

BAN: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hasan (C), Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mahmudullah, Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmood, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Most Runs

1. Virat Kohli535490.546
2. Rohit Sharma5311133.4817
3. Mohammad Rizwan429496.393
4. Rachin Ravindra5290100.698
5. Daryl Mitchell5268108.0611
6. Devon Conway5249100.814
7. Quinton de Kock4233108.888
8. Sadeera Samarawickrama4230103.143
9. David Warner4228109.0910
10. Kusal Mendis4218146.3114

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