T20 World Cup: South Africa looking to play to their strengths against Bangladesh

Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi believes South Africa must play to their strengths when they take on Bangladesh in a crucial T20 World Cup clash in Sydney on Thursday.

The Proteas were cruelly denied victory by the weather in their opening match of the tournament against Zimbabwe on Monday and they now have some catching up to do when they face-off against the Tigers.

The competition has been a good one for pacemen so far as Australia's pitches have lived up to their reputation of pace and bounce.

Ngidi together with Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and left-arm seamer of Wayne Parnell could all line-up against Bangladesh as they look to target the Asian side's batters.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Ngidi said: "I think at the moment we are just playing towards our strengths.

"From the games we've watched so far, we've seen that pace has probably been the most successful throughout the tournament, so we're going to play towards our strengths.

"Against Bangladesh we obviously want to attack them using our strengths and that is the pace. Depending on how they handle that we'll find out tomorrow but all in all we pretty much run with what we're good at."

After being forced to share the points in their opening match, the Proteas have little room for error in the rest of the campaign.

Ngidi though insists they are not feeling any additional pressure.

"I think everyone's under pressure in this tournament if you looking to win," the paceman said. "With that claim that we'll be hungry to win that's definitely true.

"We'd obviously have loved to win in the first game and we know now what pressure we have in terms of going forward in the tournament.

"To say we're under more pressure, I would say it's pretty equal if you looking to win the World Cup."

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