• Home
  • Cricket
  • Test Match Cricket
Erwee To Score

South Africa vs Bangladesh 1st Test Preview & Tips - Depleted hosts backed for victory

By Ralph Staniforth
Learn about our editorial policies
  • South Africa vs Bangladesh predictions for the 1st Test match on Thursday
  • The fixture will be played at Kingsmead at 09:00 BST
  • Can Litton Das continue his magnificent run scoring form?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
South Africa Test cricket
South Africa backed to win 1st Test against Bangladesh (Getty Images)
Share this article
success image

South Africa vs Bangladesh Preview


Despite South Africa missing a number for first-choice players, they should have enough to perform on home soil. They are backed to win as my best bet.
  • South Africa vs Bangladesh Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • South Africa Form
  • South Africa Injuries & Team News
  • Bangladesh Form
  • Bangladesh Injuries & Team News
  • South Africa vs Bangladesh Live Stream FAQ

  • South Africa have won their last 2 Test matches against Bangladesh.
  • South Africa’s Sarel Erwee scored 108 runs in his last Test match.
  • Bangladesh’s Litton Das has scored 102 * 86 runs in 2 of his last 3 Test innings’.

Head to Head


South Africa have won three of their last five Test matches against Bangladesh. The other two ended in draws.

They last met in 2017 where the Proteas won by an innings at 254 runs.

South Africa Form


South Africa’s recent Test match form has been good. They beat India 2-1 in their last series and then drew 1-1 in New Zealand last time out.

In both series’ South Africa lost the first Test, something they will want to rectify this time around. Perhaps a bigger concern for the hosts is their record at Kingsmead. They have regularly struggled at this ground, especially against sub-continent sides.

Kingsmead is certainly the most suitable pitch in South Africa to their visitors. It has been relayed so perhaps there will be a bit more pace, South Africa will at least hope for that.

South Africa Team News


South Africa effectively go into this series with a second choice bowling lineup with some of their biggest players at the IPL.

Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen and Anrich Nortje are unavailable due to their IPL commitments. On the batting side, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen will also miss this series for the same reason.

Bangladesh Form


Bangladesh come into this series with some incredible confidence. They have an opportunity that may never again present itself – winning a Test series in South Africa for the first time ever.

The Tigers caused a huge upset by winning the recently completed ODI series against South Africa, their first ever series victory in the country. But their Test side is also strong, having drawn their most recent series 1-1 in New Zealand.

They lost the second Test but won the first one. That was another first for Bangladesh, and considering all the players South Africa are without, this is a great opportunity that may never again present itself to The Tigers.

Bangladesh Team News


Shakib Al Hasan has gone back to Bangladesh for family reasons. Otherwise the visitors are at full strength.

South Africa vs Bangladesh FAQ

Where can I watch South Africa vs Bangladesh live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch South Africa vs Bangladesh live stream.

GB

Verdict

South Africa are backed to continue Test form with victory. Sarel Erwee got his international career underway with a century and is tipped to top score for the hosts.

Litton Das is backed to top score for Bangladesh after his magnificent recent performances.

Best Bet: South Africa Win Result @3/5 at bet365 - 4 Units
Best South Africa 1st Innings Batsman Tip: Sarel Erwee Best South Africa 1st Innings Batsman @11/4 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Best Bangladesh 1st Innings Batsman Tip: Litton Das Best Bangladesh 1st Innings Batsman @5/1 at bet365 - 1 Unit
South Africa Win
Result
@3/5 - 4 Units
Bet £10 Get £50

Use the bet365 Bonus Code NEWBONUS. Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code NEWBONUS can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount of the offer. 18+ begambleaware.org

Bet at bet365
Sarel Erwee
Best South Africa 1st Innings Batsman
@11/4 - 1 Unit
Bet £10 Get £50

Use the bet365 Bonus Code NEWBONUS. Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code NEWBONUS can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount of the offer. 18+ begambleaware.org

Bet at bet365
Litton Das
Best Bangladesh 1st Innings Batsman
@5/1 - 1 Unit
Bet £10 Get £50

Use the bet365 Bonus Code NEWBONUS. Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code NEWBONUS can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount of the offer. 18+ begambleaware.org

Bet at bet365

Top Betting Sites

Betting offers

Upcoming Events

22 May 2022

28 May 2022

  • Liverpool vs Real Madrid Champions League Final Betting Specials
  • -
  • Soccer
Load More

South Africa v Bangladesh - 1st Test

31 Mar 2022