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South Africa and West Indies will be locking horns in the third ODI of the series at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Tuesday, March 21. The hosts South Africa lost the second game but remain favourites with the odds of 1/3 (1.33). West Indies, despite pulling off an outstanding win, head into the game with much greater odds of 2/1 (3.00).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd ODI
- March 21, 2023 – 8 AM GMT
- Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Senwes Park in Potchefstroom has hosted 19 ODIs so far, with the average first innings score of 251. Seamers are expected to get some assistance here, especially with the overcast conditions. Batters should still get good value for their shots.
The forecast suggests Potchefstroom is likely to have cloudy weather with a possibility of rain in the afternoon. There’s around a 40% chance of precipitation in the afternoon.
South Africa vs West Indies – Match Prediction
South Africa bowlers looked off in the second match but they still have decent quality to trouble the visiting batters. Their middle order was also disappointing but the senior players will return for this game.
West Indies to hit most sixes
Joseph to be West Indies' Top Bowler
West Indies batters showed they can do well on these surfaces. They have some hard hitters such as Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers and Rovman Powell while Shai Hope has also seems to have upped his power game.
Our Prediction: West Indies to hit most sixes in the match at 10/11 (1.90).
Alzarri Joseph has been the best bowler for West Indies in ODIs. The right arm quick picked 3 for 53 in the previous game and is a good bet to be the top wicket-taker for West Indies at 5/2 (3.50). Gerald Coetzee bagged 3 for 57 on his ODI debut and was the best bowler for the hosts. You can back him to be South Africa’s top bowler at 3/1 (4.00) odds.
Our Prediction: Alzarri Joseph to be the highest wicket-taker for West Indies at 5/2 (3.50).
Man of the Match
Temba Bavuma has been in magnificent touch since the England series and is coming off a stunning 144. Bavuma has the odds of 6/1 (7.00) to be the player of the match. Other top betting options include Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Sisanda Magala and Shai Hope.
Our Prediction: Temba Bavuma to be the Man of the Match at 6/1 (7.00) odds.
South Africa vs West Indies Preview
The first game was a washout while the second one was claimed by the West Indies by 48 runs. The hosts will be desperate to draw the series. Here’s an overview of both sides ahead of their encounter on Tuesday.
South African bowlers conceded 335 in the second game but Temba Bavuma nearly pulled off a win. Quinton de Kock scored 48 off 26 while the captain smashed 144 in just 118 balls. His wicket brought down the curtains on their hopes.
The hosts will receive a huge boost with seniors Aiden Markram, David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen returning for this fixture. Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi and Gerald Coetzee form the pace attack.
Squad: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen/Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
West Indies captain Shai Hope was terrific in the previous game, scoring an unbeaten 128 off 115. Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein then snared three wickets each to inspire a big comeback in the match.
West Indies opted to go in with Odean Smith as third pacer alongside Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder. Brandon King and Kyle Mayers opened the innings while Hope batted at number five. Expect them to go in with the same side.
Squad: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith, Yannic Cariah
How to Watch South Africa vs West Indies Series in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
The UK viewers can watch the third ODI between South Africa and West Indies on Sky Sports Cricket. For live streaming, you can access the SkyGo application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- SkyGo app (Streaming)
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