South Africa v West Indies 3rd ODI Tips

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South Africa vs West Indies Match Details

  • Date: 2023-03-21
  • Start Time: 13:30
  • Location: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Tournament: South Africa v West Indies ODI 2023
  • Format: One Day International
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • West Indies will be playing without any pressure on Tuesday as they are in no position to lose the three-match ODI series.
  • The South African batters need to be more responsible and need to step up to score runs for the team.
  • In the head-to-head records, South Africa is in the lead as they have won 44 out of 63 One Day Internationals against West Indies. The latter has scored a win in 16 games. 

The three-match ODI series between South Africa and West Indies will conclude on March 21, Tuesday as the third One Day International is scheduled to be played at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. West Indies are currently leading the three-match series by 1-0. The first game between the two teams was washed out due to persistent rainfall in East London.

The second game between the two teams witnessed a comprehensive performance by the visitors as they cruised to a win by 48 runs. The Caribbean skipper, Shai Hope, won the toss and elected to bat first. It was a wonderful decision by the skipper as the team posted a score of 335 runs on the scoreboard. 

The captain led from the front as he hammered 128 runs off 115 balls. His knock included five fours and seven maximums at a strike rate of over 111. Apart from Hope, Rovman Powell also dished out a good performance as he added 46 runs to the scoreboard. Meanwhile, the likes of Nicholas Pooran and Kyle Mayers scored 39 and 36 runs, respectively. 

As far as South Africa is concerned, Gerald Coetzee picked the most wickets, i.e three wickets. Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi also picked two wickets each. In the second innings, chasing 336 runs, the South African skipper Temba Bavuma made excellent efforts. He delivered one of his best One Day performances by smacking 144 runs off 118 balls.

However, the middle-order batters failed to perform, and the team collapsed by 287 runs in 41.4 overs. On Tuesday, South Africa will have the last chance to avoid the loss in the three-match series. 

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South Africa vs West Indies Tips

Top South Africa batter: Temba Bavuma

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: South Africa v West Indies ODI 2023
  • Date: 2023-03-21
  • Best Odds: 4.25 @ Fun88

It was a nightmare for the South African skipper Temba Bavuma last year as he churned out a plethora of poor performances. However, after a dry spell, the opening batter has finally found his rhythm. He showed signs of brilliance in the Test series against England and continued the exploits against West Indies as well. Bavuma ended up as the second-highest run-getter in the two-match Test series with a stunning 200 runs in two matches at an average of 50.00. The opening batter is dominating the Caribbeans in One Day format as well. His team lost the second One Day International by 48 runs while chasing 336 runs. However, Bavuma made headlines by scoring a century. He faced 118 runs in the middle and smacked 11 boundaries and seven sixes to reach a massive total of 144 runs. The skipper is expected to continue the fine performance as his team will be playing a do-or-die match on Tuesday.

Top West Indies batter: Shai Hope

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: South Africa v West Indies ODI 2023

Just like South Africa, West Indies will also have their hopes pinned on their skipper Shai Hope to take them through in the game. Hope had a stunning debut as a full-time skipper, as not his team won the game, but he also ended up as the highest run-scorer, winning the player of the match award. Batting first, West Indies lost three wickets quickly in the second One Day International. The captain stepped up during the crisis by playing a terrific knock of 128 runs off 115 balls. This was the 14th One Day International hundred for Hope.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Alzarri Joseph

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: South Africa v West Indies ODI 2023
  • Date: 2023-03-21
  • Best Odds: 5.5 @ Indibet

The right-arm seamer Alzarri Joseph was the pick of the bowler for West Indies in the second One Day International. He accounted for three wickets, including Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, and Tabraiz Shamsi. The 26-year-old was also a miser with the runs as he gave away only 53 runs in his 8.4 overs to maintain an economy rate of 6.1. In total, Joseph has 90 One Day wickets to his name from 55 international matches.