RSA vs NL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 06, 2022
South Africa looked strangely subdued in its previous match against Pakistan. It ended up losing that by a significant margin and now needs to win this match against the Netherlands. We all know that South Africa is the easy favorite going into this contest but the pressure of a must-win game can do strange things.
Can the Netherlands possibly do something remarkable in its last game of the tournament?
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for South Africa vs Netherlands T20 World Cup 2022. The match will be played at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on the 6th of November 2022.
RSA vs NL Team Previews
South Africa was without David Miller in its match against Pakistan and the team will be hoping that he is back to full fitness very quickly. No other player has made more of an impact for South Africa in the last few months than David Miller in the middle order.
It would have been good to see Temba Bavuma get some runs but Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw continue to confound. They keep getting out very early and we are not sure if the shallow batting lineup of South Africa can actually afford to take that many risks first up.
This lack of depth is unlikely to be a problem against the Netherlands, though.
Lungi Ngidi has been the pick of the bowlers for South Africa alongside Anrich Nortje. Wayne Parnell has also done quite well. Surprisingly, Kagiso Rabada is the weak link in the bowling attack right now. He and Keshav Maharaj have been expensive and not got the wickets that were expected.
South Africa Playing 11
Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.
The Netherlands won their previous match against Zimbabwe. That was a good effort that all but ended Zimbabwe's chances of making it into the semi-final. It was built on the back of a strong bowling performance where almost every bowler from the Netherlands performed well. Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Logan van Beek, and Bas de Leede all ended with wickets to their name.
They will have a tougher time against South Africa but we do think that Paul van Meekeren's form makes him a possible threat in this match as well.
The lack of batting depth and quality in the Netherlands lineup makes it very hard for them to chase anything that is even par. Every match that they have won in this edition of the T20 World Cup has been one where they have chased or defended a below-par total.
We don't think its batting is strong enough to compete against the might of the South African bowling lineup.
Netherlands Playing 11
Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, RE Van Der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Paul Van Meekeren, Brandon Glover.
RSA vs NL Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss could choose to bat first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
As of now, there does not seem to be any rain expected in Adelaide. The forecast is clear and the temperatures will be quite comfortable. Ideal for cricket. The pitch at Adelaide is usually brilliant for batting. The short square boundaries also make it easy to hit boundaries and sixes so the par score here is higher than at other venues. Something around 180-200 cannot be ruled out if South Africa bats first.
RSA vs NL Betting Tips
We are going to back South Africa to win. That is the only real option in this case even through the odds are quite low and the value is just not there. Still, the Netherlands has not shown anything to suggest that it can reliably start to trouble any of the higher-ranked teams just yet.
Bet on South Africa to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
We think this is a great betting opportunity. Adelaide is a small ground and players like Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, and Tristan Stubbs will all target the short boundaries. Against a weak bowling attack like the Netherlands, South Africa could get over 9.5 sixes on its own!