Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - South Africa vs Afghanistan - 42nd Match - 10 November 2023
The 42nd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between South Africa and Afghanistan on the 10th of November, 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Afghanistan Form Guide:
Afghanistan are currently placed at the 6th position on the points table with 4 wins to their credit. They are officially out of the Semi Final contention.
The top run scorer for Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Ibrahim Zadran with 361 to his name.
The top wicket taker for Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Rashid Khan with 9 scalps under his belt.
Afghanistan have lost their previous thriller of a match against Australia by 3 wickets.
Afghanistan batted first and they put on a nice total of 291 for 5 in 50 overs. Ibrahim Zadran played brilliantly as he smashed the first century for Afghanistan in a World Cup. Rashid Khan also chipped in with a swashbuckling knock of 35 runs in just 18 balls.
During the chase, Australia looked down and out and hanging in doubt at 91 for 7 when all hell broke loose. Glenn Maxwell started smashing the ball all around the ground and Australia were suddenly in the game. Even while struggling with hamstring, he struck sixes on one leg. It was a phenomenal innings of 201 not out as he saw Australia home with 3 wickets in hand.
South Africa Form Guide:
South Africa are currently placed at the 2nd position on points table with 6 wins to their credit. They have successfully qualified for the Semi Finals.
The top run scorer for South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Quinton de Kock with 550 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Mitchell Santner with 16 scalps under his belt.
South Africa have lost their previous match against India by a huge margin of 243 runs.
India batted first and they posted a total of 326 for 5 in 50 overs. Virat Kohli scored yet another century and finished at 101 not out. Shreyas Iyer also played beautifully as he scored 77 important runs. These two helped India get past the 300 run mark on a tough pitch to bat on.
During the chase, South Africa struggled right from the word go. They were 3 wickets down for 35 runs and from there on, there was no looking back for India. Ravindra Jadeja picked up 5 wickets as India rattled South Africa for 83, winning the match by a 243 runs margin.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Afghanistan squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.
South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Afghanistan
Who will win?- Afghanistan
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), David Miller (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), David Miller (South Africa)
Player of the Match- Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)
Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 270+, South Africa 250+
Match Handicap: Afghanistan
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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