South Africa is going to host the Netherlands for a 2-match ODI series starting tomorrow in Benoni.
Looking at their recent ODI outings, then South Africa is coming into this series after a 1-1 draw against West Indies.
On the other hand, the Netherlands have lost the ODI series 1-2 against Zimbabwe and will look to put up a better outing against the Proteas.
Surprisingly, this is the same ODI series that was canceled way back in 2021 due to rising Covid cases in South Africa.
Additionally, for South Africa to qualify directly for the ODI World Cup this year, they will have to win this series 2-0.
Therefore, we will get a decent game between these two sides tomorrow and can expect an upset from the Netherlands as well.
Match: South Africa vs Netherlands, 1st ODI
Venue: Sahara Park Willowmoore Cricket Stadium, Benoni
Date: 31st March 2023
Time: 4:30 PM IST
The surface at Sahara Park is a conducive one for batters where hitters will enjoy batting a lot. Additionally, as the venue is a small one, there can be a lot of boundaries in this game. Moreover, the pacers will get some help from the wicket early on. However, spinners will find it tough to bowl at Benoni.
Full Squads for South Africa vs Netherlands, 1st ODI
Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Marco Jansen, Wayne Parnell, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Quinton de Kock (wk), Anrich Nortje, Imaad Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi
Max O’Dowd, Musa Ahmed, Teja Nidamanuru, Tom Cooper, Vikramjit Singh, Roelof van der Merwe, Shariz Ahmad, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Wesley Barresi (wk), Aryan Dutt, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan Klein, Vivian Kingma
Probable Playing XI for South Africa vs Netherlands, 1st ODI
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala
Scott Edwards (c & wk), Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Tom Cooper, Musa Ahmed, Wesley Barresi, Teja Nidamanuru, Shariz Ahmad, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen, Roelof van der Merwe
From the team combinations, we can say that South Africa can win this game and take a lead.
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