In the 15th match of the World Cup 2023, South Africa will come face to face against the Netherlands on Tuesday at HPCA Stadium. Both teams have played 7 ODIs against each other in the past and with no result in a single match, South Africa has won the rest of the 6 fixtures.
South Africa has showcased their dominance in the league fixtures of the tournament. They defeated Sri Lanka with a huge score and continued the momentum against the heavyweights Australia as well.
The Netherlands is coming out as a weak link as they have faced two consecutive losses in the World Cup against Pakistan and New Zealand respectively. The top bookmakers in India have World Cup odds with them.
Markram is in the form of his life. He has scored 358 runs in the last 5 ODIs at an average of 73.
The betting tip is...
Aiden Markram to score century
The Proteas are on a winnings spree for the first match and in their previous fixture they showcased a dominant win over Australia. Batting first, Quinton de Kock gave a solid start to the team by scoring 109 off 106 balls at a strike rate of 102.83. However, Temba Bavuma and Rasse van der Dussen failed to impress at the top order.
Aiden Markram contributed with 56 off 44 balls at a strike rate of 127.37. He will be in the spotlight because of his consecutive performance in the ODI this year. Markram has scored 739 runs in 13 ODIs at an average of 67.18 in 2023 and is continuing the momentum in the World Cup as well.
On the bowling front, Gerald Coetzee came out on top as he picked up 4 wickets in 6.3 overs at an economy of 7.69. Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj also contributed with two wickets each.
Gerald Coetzee will be the key player for the Proteas as he has been in good form in the last two games.
Predicted Lineup: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada
The Netherlands is coming to play their 3rd fixture of the tournament after witnessing two consecutive losses. Against New Zealand in their previous fixture, the bowling unit did pick up wickets and broke some crucial partnerships but their batters failed to complete the chase.
Bowling first, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren, and Roelf van der Merwe picked up two wickets each with Bas de Leede picking a single wicket.
On the batting front, the opening partnership of Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Dowd completely failed to give a good start. Colin Ackermann handled the situation at number three as he scored 69 off 73 at a strike rate of 94.52.
After Ackermann, the middle order was unable to face the Kiwi’s bowling attack and there was a major dip in the overall run rate of the team. Skipper Scott Edwards (30 off 27) tried to give a push to the overall score but it was too late.
The team management will be concerned regarding the failing opening partnership of Vikramjit and Max.
Predicted Lineup: Scott Edwards (c & wk), Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
The Netherlands has a major void when it comes to their batting order. The top order has failed consecutively to give the team a good start.
The Proteas, on the other hand, have a good depth in their batting unit with Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, and David Miller in positive form. We predict a win for South Africa on Tuesday.