SA vs WI Cricket Betting Tips and Tricks 1st ODI Match Prediction. South Africa and West Indies will be taking on each other in the first game of the 3-match ODI series at Buffalo Park, East London on the 16th of March. South Africa won the recently concluded 2-match Test series by a 2-0 margin.
SA vs WI – West Indies Tour of South Africa 2023, 1st ODI Preview:
South Africa and West Indies will be locking horns against each other in the first ODI of the 3-match series on 16th March. The following two ODIs will be played on 18th March and 21st March respectively.
Shai Hope will lead the West Indies troops while Temba Bavuma will lead the South African side in this series. South Africa is currently placed at the sixth position on the ICC Men’s ODI rankings while West Indies is placed in the tenth position. South Africa and West Indies have met each other in a total of 62 matches so far in this format, where South Africa won 44 games while West Indies won 15 matches.
Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, and Roston Chase form the base of the West Indies batting alongside skipper Shai Hope. Their batting department has explosive talents and they will be hoping to deliver in this crucial series.
For South Africa, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, and Reeza Hendricks are among the crucial batters from the side. They have been in decent recent form and will be hoping to continue their run in this series as well.
In the bowling department, Jason Holder will lead the West Indies attack. Along with him, the likes of Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, and Romario Shepherd will be among the main bowlers. Akeal Hosein will lead the spin attack for the side.
For the Proteas, Lungi Ngidi will lead the pace attack along with Wayne Parnell. In the spin department, Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi are among the crucial bowlers.
Key players for South Africa:
Quinton de Kock — The left-handed batter from South Africa has piled up 5901 runs in 137 ODIs so far, he averages 45.39 in this format. He will be a key player to consider in this game.
Rassie van der Dussen — The right-handed batter averages 67.16 in the ODIs, he has amassed 1679 runs in 41 ODIs so far. He will be another vital player from the Proteas here.
Lungi Ngidi — The right-arm pacer has grabbed 71 wickets in 42 ODIs so far, he will be leading the Proteas pace attack once again in this series.
Key players for West Indies:
Shai Hope — The West Indies skipper has amassed 4308 runs in 104 ODIs so far, he has 13 centuries and 21 half-centuries to his name. He will be a crucial player from the West Indies camp in this series.
Jason Holder — The West Indies all-rounder has picked 153 wickets and added 2042 runs in 131 ODIs so far, he will be given the role of helping his side with both the bat as well as ball in this series.
Akeal Hosein — The left-arm orthodox has picked up 44 wickets in 29 matches so far, he will be hoping to continue his run with the ball in this series as well.
SA vs WI – West Indies Tour of South Africa 2023, 1st ODI Squads:
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Tony de Zorzi, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Quinton de Kock (wk), Ryan Rickleton, Tristan Stubbs, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams
West Indies: Shai Hope (c & wk), Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith
SA vs WI Cricket Betting Tips and Tricks 1st ODI Match Prediction
What will be the Final Score?
The Final Score is expected to be 320.
What is the Session Prediction (Powerplay) for Runs?
The Session Powerplay score is expected to be 55.
Who will be the Player of the Match?
Quinton de Kock is expected to be the Player of the Match.
Who will be the Best Batter (Runs scored)?
Quinton de Kock is expected to score the most runs in this match.
Who will be the Best Bowler (Wickets taken)?
Lungi Ngidi is expected to pick the most wickets in this match.
When will the First Wicket Fall?
The first wicket is expected to fall at 60 runs.
What will be the First Over Runs?
The first Over Runs are expected to be 4.
What will be the First Ball Runs?
First Ball Run is expected to be 0.
Who will score the Most Fours?
Rassie van der Dussen is expected to score Most Fours.
Who will score the Most Sixes?
Nicholas Pooran is expected to score Most Sixes.
Who will Win The Match?
South Africa is expected to win the Match.
Disclaimer: These predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced so stay tuned.