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South Africa vs West Indies 1st ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips

  • date Mar 16, 2023
  • Start Time 16:30 IST / 11:00 GMT
  • Stadium Name Buffalo Park - East London, South Africa
South Africa RSA
West Indies WI

RSA vs WI Betting Tips

  • Quinton de Kock has scored 17 ODI centuries and the left-handed opener is well worth backing as South Africa’s highest run scorer in this first game of the series. With the ball, we expect Lungi Ngidi to be the main threat and to be South Africa’s top wicket taker on Thursday.
  • Shai Hope averages 48.95 in this format and the new skipper is our tip for West Indies’ highest run scorer in this ODI. Akeal Hosein has best figures of 4-39 in ODIs and the left-arm spinner is our pick for West Indies’ top wicket taker in this match.
  • With an excellent record in this format stretching back many years, we recommend backing Quinton de Kock to hit over 31.5 runs in this clash.

RSA vs WI Win Probability

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Our Prediction

South Africa are favorites to win

SA vs WI 1st ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips

The opening game of the three–match ODI series between South Africa and West Indies gets underway on Thursday afternoon. South Africa lost their last match in this format, by 59 runs against England in February. West Indies were beaten by New Zealand in their last ODI, back in August against New Zealand. Read on as we preview this game. This match gets underway at Buffalo Park, East London at 13:00 local time.

South Africa will not have many of their best players available for this game but will still be able to put out a strong side. Whether it will be good enough to beat West Indies remains to be seen.

West Indies have struggled in this format for a long time but have plenty of quality white ball players. This game may be a good opportunity for them to get off to a winning start in the series.

South Africa vs West Indies 1st ODI Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on SuperSport, Flow Sports, Star Sports and Sky Sports Cricket.

Live StreamingFans can stream the match on FanCode and SkyGo.

SA vs WI Match Toss Prediction

Three of the last four ODIs at this venue have been won by the team batting second and we predict that both captains will choose to field first if they win the toss ahead of this match.

SA vs WI, Buffalo Park Pitch Report

We expect to see a good cricket wicket with neither bat or ball overly favoured by the pitch. There will be some turn for the spinners and a par score will be around 320.

East London Weather Report

The forecast is for very humid conditions and there will certainly be thunderstorms in the local area. However, there is a good chance that the match will not be interrupted.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for South Africa vs West Indies 1st ODI Match 2023

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South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

The hosts have taken an unusual step of announcing separate squads for the first two ODIs and the final match of the series. Furthermore, pace bowlers, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have both been rested for the whole series. Temba Bavuma, who recently gave up the IT20 captaincy, will continue to lead the side in this format.

SA Key Players

  • Quinton de Kock - The left-handed keeper-batter has enjoyed a break over the last five weeks since the end of the SA20. He will be refreshed and ready to take the attack to West Indies in this match.
  • Rassie van der Dussen - The tall right-handed middle order batter has been enjoying playing on the batter friendly wickets in the PSL in recent weeks and hit a century in the first ODI against England in January.
  • Lungi Ngidi - The right-arm pace bowler took 4-62 in his last ODI appearance against England in Kimberley at the start of February and will lead the pace bowling attack in this game.

SA Team Form

South Africa won successive ODIs against England in January before losing the last match of the series. They have lost three of the last five games in this format.

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South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Quinton de Kock (wk), Tony de Zorzi, Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Tristan Stubbs, Keshav Maharaj, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams

RSA vs WI Prediction
South Africa vs West Indies Match Prediction

West Indies Team News & Playing 11

WI Team News

This game represents the start of another new era for West Indies who have replaced Nicholas Pooran as the skipper in ODIs with Shai Hope. However, they still have plenty of experienced players such as Roston Chase and Jason Holder in the team.

WI Key Players

  • Shai Hope - New captain has a brilliant ODI record. Since making his debut in this format in 2016, he has hit over 4300 runs from 99 innings.
  • Romario Shepherd - The all-rounder has struggled to establish himself at international level in spite of some consistent bowling and match winning batting. He is an excellent finisher of an innings with the bat
  • Akeal Hosein - The left-arm spinner has had a busy start to the year with appearances in the BBL, ILT20 and the PSL already. He will get turn from this pitch.

WI Team Form

West Indies have won only one of their last 12 matches in this format.

West Indies Predicted Playing 11

Shai Hope (c), Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Yannic Cariah, Shannon Gabriel

RSA vs WI Team Form in Last Five Matches


WI : L L W L L

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South Africa vs West Indies Head to Head

South Africa have a dominant record against West Indies in this format and lead the head to head 44-15. West Indies won the last completed ODI between the sides by 100 runs.

SA vs WI Head to Head Stats in ODI

  Matches Played SA Won WI Won Tie No Result
Overall 62 44 15 1 2
Last 5 5 2 2 0 1

South Africa vs West Indies Betting Odds

After South Africa won the Test series with ease, they come into this change of format still as firm favourites with the bookmakers.

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Who will win South Africa vs West Indies 1st ODI Match?

Both sides have some excellent players who have played plenty of ODIs and have top records in the format. However, looking across both teams, we think South Africa will be the stronger in home conditions.

SA vs WI Top Team Batsmen

Our batting choices for South Africa are Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen. Hendricks has hit one hundred and five half-centuries in this format. van der Dussen averages 67.16 with 1679 runs from only 35 ODIs.

We recommend Shai Hope, Roston Chase and Rovman Powell as our batting selections for West Indies. Hope’s highest score in this format is 170. Vice-captain Powell is a very strong white-ball batter who has performed very well over the last 12 months. His top ODI score is101.

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SA vs WI Top Team Bowlers

We are backing Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj as our bowling tips for South Africa. Coetzee picked up nine wickets from his first two international appearances against West Indies in Test Matches over the last couple of weeks. Maharaj has taken over 200 international wickets.

Our bowling picks are Akeal Hosein, Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel as are our bowling choices for West Indies. Gabriel should get some assistance from this pitch and has best ODI bowling figures of 3-17. Holder has bowled over 6000 balls in ODIs and taken 153 wickets.

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South Africa vs West Indies Prediction

With South Africa choosing to rest some of their big name bowlers, and also leaving out some of their other top players for the first two ODIs, this opening match of the series could well be a lot closer than some pundits are predicting. We expect West Indies to compete throughout the game but think South Africa have more batting depth. Our prediction is for South Africa to win a close match

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Final Verdict

South Africa are favorites to beat West Indies at odds of 1.28

Posted On 16th March 2023 09:42:00 AM
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