South Africa take on the West Indies in East London on Saturday in the 2nd ODI of 3 and with the 1st ODI being rained out there is no coming back for the loser.
We take a look at the game from a betting angle.
South Africa wrapped up the 2 match Test Series 2-0 without really been stretched and attention now turns to the ODI’s with South Africa’s last action a 2-1 home series victory over England. They won the first 2 ODI’s against the English and then went down by 59 runs in the 3rd ODI in Kimberley.
Temba Bavuma will captain the South African squad and a number of players including Anrich Nortje are being rested.
The West Indies most recent ODI action was in August where they took a 1-0 series lead at home to New Zealand, but lost the 2nd and 3rd ODI’s to lose the Series. West Indies have only won 1 of their last 13 ODI’s. Shai Hope will captain the West Indies team.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (capt), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, 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. Third ODI only: Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller
West Indies: Shai Hope (captain), Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith.
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South Africa 1/4
West Indies 3/1
I am not going to get involved in the match market at this point with South Africa being such large favourites, but if the West Indies make a strong start there could be opportunities to back the Proteas at better prices in-running.
Suggested Bet: South Africa Top Bowler, Gerald Coetzee at 5/2
I was very impressed with him in the Wanderers Test Match and he looks like the sort of player who thrives on momentum and will take plenty of confidence heading into this game.
Suggested Bet: West Indies Top Batsman, Jason Holder at 11/1
As the price suggests this is a speculative play that he comes down the order, but the West Indies batting line up is fragile and there is every chance he gets a decent stay at the crease. He showed at the Wanderers that he is in excellent nick and if you can get 15 to 20 overs he could well deliver this one.
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change