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The first One-Day International between South Africa and West Indies was a washout. The two teams now meet on Saturday, March 18 for the second ODI at the same venue Buffalo Park in East London. The hosts South Africa remain favourites with the odds of 2/9 (1.22) while West Indies have much greater odds of 11/4 (3.75).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI
- March 18, 2023 – 11 AM GMT
- Buffalo Park, East London
Prediction from the 1st ODI between South Africa and West Indies
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Buffalo Park has hosted 22 ODIs over the years, with the average first innings score reading 226. However, the last time an ODI was played here was six years back so the nature of the pitch remains uncertain. There has been rain in this part so seamers could get good assistance.
The weather in East London, South Africa is expected to be better on Saturday with sunshine in the afternoon. There’s only around a 19% chance of precipitation so the match should get completed.
South Africa vs West Indies – Match Predictions
South Africa are a much better team in the fifty-over format than their opponents in this series. They have a pretty solid bowling attack despite senior pacers missing out. Their batting unit also looks strong. West Indies, on the other hand, have a vulnerable batting line-up and lack quality in the bowling department.
South Africa to hit most sixes
Ngidi to be South Africa's Top Bowler
The home side has Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen and Tristan Stubbs in their batting line-up. West Indies have several power-hitters in their ranks but can be vulnerable against a good bowling line-up.
Our Prediction: South Africa to hit most sixes in the match at 11/10 (2.10).
Lungi Ngidi has a good record in ODI cricket, with 71 wickets in just 42 matches. The right arm seamer is a good bet to be the top wicket-taker for South Africa at 9/4 (3.25). Jason Holder can move the ball and also bowls in death overs. You can back Holder to be the West Indies’ top bowler at 13/5 (3.60) odds.
Our Prediction: Lungi Ngidi to be the highest wicket-taker for South Africa at 9/4 (3.25).
Man of the Match
Quinton de Kock has outstanding numbers in ODIs at the top of the order, with over 5900 runs at 45 average and 96 strike rate. QDK is a good bet to be the player of the match with the odds of 7/1 (8.00). Other top betting options include Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Sisanda Magala and Shai Hope.
Our Prediction: Quinton de Kock to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00) odds.
South Africa vs West Indies Preview
Following the complete washout in the first fixture, where even the toss didn’t happen, the two teams will be eager for some action. Here’s an overview of both sides ahead of the clash.
South Africa’s last fifty-over assignment was against the world champions England, which they won by 2-1 to increase their chances of qualifying for the World Cup. They would be looking to experiment a bit in this series.
With Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen not available, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala and Gerald Coetzee will form the pace attack. Ryan Rickelton and Tristan Stubbs should get opportunities in the middle order in David Miller and Aiden Markram’s absence.
Squad: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Gerald Coetzee, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
West Indies are short on game-time in the fifty-over format, with their last series coming back in August last year. They haven’t had a great time in the format and would be hoping for a good start under the new skipper Shai Hope.
The visitors are without Alzarri Joseph in this. The pace unit is likely to comprise Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel and Romario Shepherd while Akeal Hosein and Yannic Cariah form the spin attack.
Squad: Shai Hope (c), Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Yannic Cariah, Shannon Gabriel
How to Watch South Africa vs West Indies Series in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
The UK viewers can watch the second ODI between South Africa and West Indies on Sky Sports Cricket. For live streaming, head over to the SkyGo application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- SkyGo app (Streaming)