Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - South Africa v Afghanistan

ICC Cricket World Cup - South Africa v Afghanistan
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Match number 21 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between South Africa and Afghanistan at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

South Africa are yet to open their winning account and are languishing at the bottom of the points table. South Africa have played four games and have lost three, while their last match against West Indies was abandoned.

Afghanistan have also lost all of their three matches. It was expected that it would be tough going for Afghanistan, given that they do not face the top sides on a consistent basis, but one expected them to fight a bit harder.

However, they have also been affected by the conditions. Their bowling is more suited to spin, while most of their games have been played on green tops with cloudy conditions, which have been too hot to handle for their batsmen.

South Africa have suffered one defeat after another and their shoulders must have drooped after no win till now, with four games already done and dusted.

Interestingly, this will be the first time that both teams will clash against each other. In the last five matches played by South Africa, they have lost three and won one, while Afghanistan have lost four and won one.

As teams step out on the field at Cardiff, they would be desperate to open their winning account. The pitch here will assist the quicker bowlers.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

South Africa- Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks

Afghanistan- Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (c), Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam/Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – South Africa

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Imran Tahir (South Africa)

Most sixes – Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan), Andile Phehlukwayo (South Africa)

Team Scores Batting First – Afghanistan 250+, South Africa 320+

*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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