World Cup 2023: SA vs NED | South Africa vs Netherlands Match Prediction

SA vs NED: In the world of cricket’s unpredictable nature, renowned cricketer Sunil Gavaskar once famously said, “Cricket is a game of uncertainties, and in the World Cup, every ball can change the course of history“. As South Africa gears up to face the Associate Nation Netherlands, In recent times, we have witnessed unexpected turnarounds. In the latest stunning upset, Afghanistan secured their biggest World Cup victory, triumphing over England, a result that has sent shockwaves through the tournament.

Could the Netherlands be the next team to do these wonders? Explore this article to uncover the match prediction, pitch report, and betting odds for the SA vs NED showdown. For more insights into the World Cup 2023, feel free to explore our previous articles on the subject.

Match Details of SA vs NED

Date 17 October
Venue HPCA Stadium
Time 2:00 pm

8:30 pm

South Africa and Netherlands Team Rosters

South Africa: 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.

Netherlands: Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.

SA vs NED: Predictions and Possibilities

Predicted Playing XI

South Africa Netherlands
Quinton de Kock Vikramjit Singh
Temba Bavuma (c) Max O Dowd
Rassie van der Dussen Colin Ackermann
Aiden Markram Bas de Leede
Heinrich Klassen Wesley Barresi
David Miller Scott Edwards (c)
Marco Jansen Sybrand Engelbrecht
Keshav Maharaj Roelof van der Merwe
Lungi Ngidi Ryan Klein
Kagiso Rabada Aryan Dutt
Tabraiz Shamsi Paul Van Meekeren

Pitch Report

The average first innings score in Dharamsala is 229, but the fresh track at the start of the World Cup might be good news for the batters. The pitch in Dharamsala tends to favor the pacers with its seamer-friendly nature and the assistance from the winds. Spinners may not find much help, but as the game progresses, the surface should become easier for the batsmen. It will be exciting to see how the teams adapt to these conditions and score big runs.

Toss Prediction

World Cup 2023: SA vs NED | South Africa vs Netherlands Match Prediction
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Toss- To Bowl first

The two matches so far have had different outcomes, with one favoring the chasing team and the other favoring the team that sets a target. Interestingly, in Dharamsala, the team batting second has won four out of the six One Day Internationals played there. So, it’s highly likely that this trend will continue on Tuesday (October 17), especially if dew comes into play. We predict that the team that won the toss has to Bowl first.

Betting Odds

Team Win the toss Win the match
South Africa 1.90 1.05
Netherlands 1.90 12.00

Can the Netherlands be inspired by Afghanistan?

World Cup 2023: SA vs NED | South Africa vs Netherlands Match Prediction
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Players like Roelof van der Merwe, Bas de Leede, and Max O’Dowd are crucial for the Netherlands against the strong South African team. Explore our next article for further insights into players to watch out for. Although beating South Africa is tough, the Netherlands won against them last year at the T20 World Cup. Inspired by Afghanistan, they aim for a great game. 

Head-to-head ODI records of Sa vs Ned

Team Results
South Africa 3
Netherlands 0

Match Prediction:  Who will win the Match?

World Cup 2023: SA vs NED | South Africa vs Netherlands Match Prediction
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South Africa is doing well with two wins, while the Netherlands is struggling with two losses. The Dutch hope for a positive result to stay in the tournament, drawing inspiration from Afghanistan’s recent win over England. Despite this, we expect South Africa to win at Dharamshala as lightning rarely strikes twice. So, we predict South Africa will win this match.

Best Combine XI Of SA vs NED

  • Keepers – Quinton de Kock
  • Batsmen – Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Max O Dowd (VC),  Heinrich Klassen
  • All-rounders – Colin Ackermann, Aiden Markram (C), Bas de Leede,
  • Bowler – Kagiso Rabada, Roelof van der Merwe, Lungi Ngidi


In this face-off between South Africa and the Netherlands, the match highlighted the tenacity of both teams. With a strong performance, South Africa emerged victorious, while the Netherlands displayed commendable determination. As the World Cup 2023 unfolds, both teams continue their pursuit of excellence on the cricketing stage.


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