South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

South Africa and West Indies will go head to head in the second and final Test of the series from Wednesday, March 8. The contest is slated to take place at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg. South Africa, who have taken 1-0 lead, head into the match as favourites with the odds of 2/9 (1.83) whereas West Indies have higher odds of 5/1 (6.00).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test
  • March 8-12, 2023 – 8 AM GMT
  • The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The Wanderers Stadium serves pitches that usually tend to help spinners as the match progresses. South Africa have picked two spinners, hinting there could be lots of spin on offer. However, seamers should also find movement with the new ball.

According to AccuWeather, some rain is expected in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning but the sun will come out eventually. The rest of the four days are likely to have mostly clear weather.

South Africa vs West Indies – Match Predictions

South Africa have a pretty good side for home conditions. The pace battery along with two spinners will make life hard for West Indies. Their batting line-up, while not formidable, is still better than their opponents. The visitors possess a quality pace bowling attack but the batting unit can be vulnerable.

Top Run-scorer First Innings

Aiden Markram smashed a century on his return to the side and was the only competent batter in their second innings at Centurion. You can back him to be the top run-scorer in South Africa’s first innings at 11/4 (3.75) odds. For West Indies, Jermaine Blackwood scored 37 and 79 in the first Test. He has 9/2 (5.50) odds to be the West Indies top batter in the first innings.

Our Prediction: Aiden Markram to be the top run-scorer for South Africa in the first innings at 11/4 (3.75).

Top Wicket-taker First Innings

Kagiso Rabada is coming off a fiery spell of 6 for 50 in the second innings at Centurion. You can back him to be the top wicket-taker for South Africa at 2/1 (3.00). Alzarri Joseph claimed a five-wicket haul in the first innings there and is a good bet to be the top bowler for West Indies at 3/1 (4.00) odds.

Our Prediction: Kagiso Rabada to be the highest wicket-taker for South Africa in first innings at 2/1 (3.00).

Man of the Match

Aiden Markram played a key role in South Africa’s victory in the first Test with a century and crucial 47. He has the odds of 13/2 (7.50) to be the player of the match. Among others, Kagiso Rabada, Dean Elgar and Jermaine Blackwood are top betting options.

Our Prediction: Aiden Markram to be the Man of the Match at 13/2 (7.50) odds.

South Africa vs West Indies Preview

The men in maroon will be looking to draw the series with a victory here while the Proteas will be eyeing a clean sweep. Let’s take a look at both sides before they clash on Wednesday.

South Africa

South Africa won the first Test by 87 runs on the back of some strong performances. Aiden Markram starred with the bat in both the innings while Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada did the damage with the ball.

Nortje’s injury and the nature of the deck meant the hosts have made several changes. Simon Harmer and Keshav Maharaj both come into the side while Ryan Rickelton and Wiaan Mulder replaced Keegan Petersen and Marco Jansen.

Squad: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Temba Bavuma (c), Ryan Rickelton, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Simon Harmer, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee

South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test Prediction

West Indies

West Indies made a comeback with the ball in the first innings, picking the last nine wickets of South Africa for just 121 runs and bowling them out for 116 in the second essay. But it wasn’t enough as their batting was folded for 212 and 159 in two innings.

Raymon Reifer scored a fifty in the first gig while Jermaine Blackwood was their best batter. With the ball, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach and Jason Holder were terrific. West Indies have named an unchanged XI for this game.

Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel

How to Watch South Africa vs West Indies Series in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

The UK viewers can watch the live action of the second Test between South Africa and West Indies on Sky Sports Cricket. The SkyGo application is the platform if you prefer online streaming.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • SkyGo app (Streaming)

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