In form, South Africa will collide with the underdogs Netherlands in the 15th Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup on Tuesday 17th of October. The match will be played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. Let us look at South Africa vs Netherlands match preview, pitch report, probable playing XI and top fantasy picks.
South Africa vs Netherlands Match Preview
Things have started heating up in the Cricket World Cup with Afghanistan upsetting England coming in contention, providing some inspiration for the Netherlands to present a good contention. Coming to the teams, South Africa are Dark Horse of the tournament is riding High on success by winning The two games they played in a dominating nature.
Star batsman-keeper Quinton de Kock scored tons in both matches. The other batting lineup looks lethal as well. SA notched up totals of 428 and 311 against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively. Talking about the bowling, KG Rabada has been leading the pack with all the bowlers contributing equally.
Talking about the Netherlands, they are the ultimate underdogs of the tournament. In their Inaugural match against Pakistan, for once it seemed they would pull it through but they choked it in the later half of the innings. In the following match, they got humbled by New Zealand, losing the match by 99 runs. The biggest positive for them has been Bas de Leede, with his complete All-Round performance in the first match. The Netherlands would expect the same and will try to give a tough fight to South Africans.
South Africa vs Netherlands Pitch Report
The match will take place at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala, in the lap of the Himalayas with the scenic canvas of snow-covered mountains. The pitch offers an even contest between Bat and Ball. The only factor contrasting was the dew factor making chasing easier and fielding and bowling significantly difficult in the 2nd innings.
Also, with a lot of talks around the outfield of the ground fielding becomes a tough task in the outfield. The pitch is assistive to fast bowling, especially swing bowlers with fast winds rumbling through. Other than that, the deck is flat and the batter will enjoy batting here.
Talking about the weather, the conditions are forecasted to be overcast hence providing a boost to the fast bowlers, with chances of precipitation being close to 55%. Hence, it will be a no-brainer to bat second after winning the toss, which also goes by the trend of the tournament, which has shown that chasing is becoming of easier to pull off.
Average 1st innings score: 229 runs
South Africa vs Netherlands Playing XI
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (C & WK), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren
Head to Head Record
ODI World Cup Games
Top Fantasy Picks
|Quinton de Kock
|Bas de Leede
South Africa vs Netherlands Match Prediction
South Africa won both the matches in the tournament and are the inform team to win the match. Our final prediction is South Africa to win the match against Netherlands.
South Africa’s Chance of Winning: 90%
Netherland’s Chance of Winning: 10%