Domingo: Tigers are playing aggressively

Bangladesh

South Africa coach Russell Domingo is expecting a tough tour to Bangladesh saying they have changed their mindset over the last two years.

The Tigers are no longer the whipping boys of international where all teams knew they just had to turn up to get a postive result.

They have recently beaten Pakistan and India for the first time in bilateral series, and knocked England out of the world cup earlier this year and qualified for the quaterfinals.

Domingo said: "Bangladesh have changed that mindset. They are playing a lot more aggressively. They seem to have really good energy and belief in their side at the moment.

"They've combined a new belief with a new set of skills which has made them much more effective and much more dangerous."

The Proteas will kick-off the tour with two T20's internationals, starting on Sunday, and it will be the African side's first action on the field since their heartbreaking world cup exit to New Zealand in the semifinal.

They have decided to rest their first-choice Test-match bowling line-up of Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel, while giving the likes of Chris Morris, Beuran Hendricks and Kagiso Rabada an opportunity.

Domingo explained: "It's a great opportunity for our next tier of bowlers to stake a claim and it's important that we develop the next tier.

"If Dale, Morne and Vernon are consistently playing Test cricket, it doesn't give much opportunity to the next tier of bowlers."

After the T20 matches the Proteas will play the Tigers in three ODI's and two Test matches.

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