West Indies tour of South Africa 2023, 3rd ODI SA vs WI Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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West Indies tour of South Africa 2023

SA vs WI, 3rd ODI



The third ODI between South Africa and West Indies will be played on Tuesday 21st March 2023 at 01:30 PM IST in Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. West Indies is leading the three-match ODI series 0-1 as they won the last match, and the first match was washed out without a ball being bowled. 

This series featured South Africa as the favorite. After all, they are playing at home and just defeated the world champs, England, 2-1. Nevertheless, their performance in the second One-Day International against the West Indies was subpar. South Africa was bowled out for 287 at Buffalo Park in East London after giving up 335 runs with the bat.

Skipper Bavuma took the initiative and set the pace with a scorching 144 off 118 balls, but the other players offered little assistance. This South African batting lineup was inexperienced, with rookies Ryan Rickelton, Tony de Zorzi, and Tristan Stubbs filling out the middle order. But in the third ODI, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, and David Miller will all be back, significantly improving their batting. Solid and a danger to the West Indies are Miller and Markram.

In the second ODI, South Africa's bowling has been poor. The team's two frontline pacemen, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen, conceded 76 and 77 in their ten overs, respectively. Right-arm pacer Gerald finished his first game with figures of 3-57. However, in the middle overs, he has shown the potential to be a dependable seam option for getting wickets.

The second ODI was almost flawless for West Indies. On a sluggish Buffalo Park pitch, they opted to bat first and scored 335 runs. Skipper Shai Hope struck a commanding unbeaten 128 off 115 balls to demonstrate his class. Then, Rovman Powell's scorching 46 off 49 balls pushed the club to a match-winning score and served as the anchor that kept the innings together.

Another batter to keep an eye out for is Nicholas Pooran. In his previous ten games, the talented left-handed hitter has scored 392 runs at an average of 39.20 and a strike rate of 94.

The two bowlers in the last game were left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (3-59) and Alzarri Joseph (3-53 from 8.4 overs). Jason Holder, a dependable new ball bowler, will be helpful on this sluggish surface. However, the South African hitters are expected to target Odean Smith since he often leaks runs.


Match Details

Match: SA vs WI, 3rd ODI, West Indies tour of South Africa, 2023

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Time: 01:30 PM

Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom


Pitch & Weather Report 

The team pursuing has prevailed in the previous five One Day Internationals played at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. So, the team tossing this game will likely choose to field first.

At Senwes Park, the first-inning average is 251. When South Africa played Zimbabwe in 2006, they amassed a staggering 418-5 as their greatest score. In 17 ODIs, there have been ten totals exceeding 250 recorded. In this game, the side batting first should aim to set a goal of between 270 and 290 runs.

Senwes Park's pitch is often excellent for hitting. In the first ten overs, the surface is often firm, with decent bounce and movement for the seamers. After everything calms down, hitters will see that the ball is going on to the bat well and that many runs are available.

Potchefstroom will see largely overcast skies with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.


SA vs WI Squads

SA: Temba Bavuma (captain), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock (wk), Tony de Zorzi, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Ryan Rickelton, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller

WI: Shai Hope (captain), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Brandon King, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Odean Smith, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph, Keacy Carty, Rovman Powell, Shannon Gabriel


SA vs WI Probable Playing XIs

SA: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Bjorn Fortuin, Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

WI: Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope (c & wk), Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Yannic Cariah, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph


Match Prediction

South Africa leads the West Indies 44-16 all-time in one-day internationals. They lost the first game but can mount a formidable comeback. Their batting now is tough with the addition of Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, and David Miller to the lineup for the third ODI. West Indies has a strong team and will again challenge the host team. Anticipate a far better performance from South Africa here. South Africa is the betting favorite to win this match. 


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