In 15 One-Day Internationals played between them, Bangladesh has only ever beaten South Africa once. Kobus Pretorius looks at the history as South Africa prepare for a three-match ODI series starting on Friday.
Teams always find a way to talk up the opposition when it is clear to everyone that the one is clearer superior to the other. In this case the same is true, especially if one considers the statistics overwhelmingly favour South Africa.
However, it’s difficult to know what to make of the current Bangladesh ODI team. After recent series victories over Pakistan and India they are being talked up perhaps more than usual.
The big test for them will be to replicate that form against the Proteas, while the visitors must look beyond the hype while at the same time not underestimating their opponents.
South Africa vs Bangladesh in ODI’s
|Biggest victory margin||206 runs (2011 World Cup)||67 runs (2007)|
|Most runs*||Hashim Amla (251)
AB de Villiers (213)
JP Duminy (102)
|Tamim Iqbal (198)
Shakib Al Hasan (177)
|Most wickets*||Dale Steyn (7)||Shakib Al Hasan (7)|
|Highest individual score*||Hashim Amla (140)||Tamim Iqbal (82)|
|Best bowling figures*||Dale Steyn 8-1-16-4||Rubel Hossein 8-0-56-3|
*Restricted to players currently still playing international cricket for South Africa