The 1st ODI match of the West Indies tour of South Africa, 2023 is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 16th March 2023 at Buffalo Park, East London.
West Indies tour of South Africa 2023
South Africa Reviews
South Africa had lost its two main players right before the start of this ODI series. Keshav Maharaj and Wiaan Mulder are South African all-rounders but both players were injured during the test series and will not the part of the final playing eleven of this match. Tabraiz Shamsi and Wayne Parnell had been included in the squad as replacements for injured players. The bowling unit of South Africa was performing well but after their main bowlers are injured, we think that they will suffer in the ODI series. Kagiso Rabada also performed well in the test series but he is now part of the ODI team and it means that Lungi Ngidi will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulder to handle the bowling unit.
Lungi Ngidi had just been good in the most recent matches he had played. His average had been 26.52 and he had picked 71 wickets in 41 innings. The batting order of South Africa is strong and experienced. Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock are the leading batsmen of this team with Reeza Hendricks and the skipper, Temba Bavuma. Ryan Rickelton and Tristan Stubbs are also available to handle the batting order of South Africa. Van der Dussen is in superb form and he also performed well in the recent season of the Pakistan Super League. He scored 318 runs in the most recent seven matches and we are sure that he will perform well in this ODI series. Quinton de Kock is an experienced player and he has a good record while playing in home conditions. We are sure that he will also perform well in this series.
West Indies Reviews
Keacy Carty and Kyle Mayers are batting all-rounders in the squad of West Indies. The bowling unit of the West Indies is also strong and experienced. Shannon Gabriel, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, and Odean Smith will be handling the bowling unit of West Indies with Yannic Cariah, Jason Holder, and Roston Chase. We know the result of the test series but West Indies is an updated team of ODI cricket and we are hoping that they will give a tough time to the home side in this series.
South Africa ODI History and Stats
South Africa had played a total of 650 ODI matches with 396 wins to their name. They had lost 277 matches while their 21 matches ended with no result and 6 matches were tied.
West Indies ODI History
South Africa vs West Indies ODI History and Stats
South Africa had faced West Indies in 62 ODI matches where they won 44 while West Indies won 15 matches 2 matches between these two teams ended without any result and one match was tied.
As per our cricket match prediction, South Africa is the favorite team to win this match. The reasons why South Africa is a favorite team in this match, are mentioned below:
- South Africa is a strong and experienced side of ODI cricket
- South Africa has their full strength available for this match
- The bowling unit of South Africa is in superb form
- South Africa has a strong batting order on the side
- South Africa is a well-experienced side as compared to West Indies
South Africa has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to West Indies, so the winning chances of South Africa for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning the chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
South Africa has a 70% chance to win this match
West Indies has a 30% chance to win this match
The toss can play an important role in the decision of this match. According to the toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to bat first.
SA vs WI Possible XI
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), 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.
West Indies: Shai Hope (c), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Brandon King, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Odean Smith, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph.
SA vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Match Date & Time
- Date: Thursday, 16th March 2023
- Time: 11:00 AM GMT / 01:00 PM LOCAL / 04:30 PM IST
- Stadium: Buffalo Park
- Location: East London, South Africa
- Capacity: 15000
- Ends: Buffalo Park Drive End, Bunkers Hill End
- Time Zone: UTC +02:00
- Home to: Border
- Floodlights: Yes
Venue Scoring Pattern in ODIs
- Total matches: 25
- Matches won batting first: 13
- Matches won bowling first: 12
- Average 1st Inns scores: 225
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 194
- Highest total recorded: 369/6 (50 Ov) by RSA vs BAN
- Lowest total recorded: 115/10 (43.4 Ov) by ENG vs RSA
- The highest score chased: 257/5 (47.1 Ov) by SL vs NZ
- The lowest score defended: 129/10 (41.4 Ov) by RSA vs ENG