Now, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha has not only echoed Mortaza's belief, but seems to also keep the Proteas ahead, saying they are favourites in the upcoming series (starting July 5 with T20I), reports bdnews24.com. South Africa will play 2 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests.
The hosts do not have a good record against South Africa. They have faced the Proteas 24 times with only one victory to show off, in the super-eight of the 2007 World Cup. The visitors are also ahead of Bangladesh in terms of skills and depth.
Hathurusingha said South Africa have been a very competent side in every format of the game for a long time.
"In my judgement, they are the favourites," he said.
He hoped that Bangladesh, as a confident One-Day International (ODI) team, would be able to stop the South Africans.