ICC WC 2023: South Africa vs Netherlands: Preview & prediction

South Africa is in magnificent form in the World Cup having won two out of two games in the tournament so far. The Temba Bavuma-led side has now won six ODI matches on the trot and looks like the team to beat in the tournament. They now face the Netherlands who have played two and lost two in the tournament so far. In this article, we will look at all the aspects of the match.

South Africa

South Africa is high on confidence going into the third match of the tournament against the Netherlands and they would look to continue the momentum against the Dutch who knocked them out of the T20 World Cup in Australia. But that was a different format and the chances of something of that sort happening again are very slim given the Proteas are coming off a huge win in their first two matches against Sri Lanka and Australia. The batting lineup is firing and the bowlers are doing their job, 

But the African nation would not take the Netherlands lightly after what happened to England against Afghanistan


The Netherlands have punched above their weight in the tournament so far and would look to do the same against South Africa. They can take inspiration from their last match against South Africa in an ICC event which the Dutch won. Having said that they will expect their experienced players to step up 

Pitch Report

The HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala has been excellent for batting throughout the competition, enabling the batsmen to score significant runs quickly. The average first-innings total at this site is 229, however, if South Africa gets an opportunity to bat first versus the Netherlands, this number might be significantly exceeded.


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.


Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards(WK)(C), Logan van Beek, Ryan Klein, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Kyle Klein, Noah Croes(WK), Teja Nidamanuru, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt.

Injury News

There is no injury news for both camps at the moment.

Probable Playing XIs

South Africa Playing XI:

Quinton De Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada.

Netherlands Playing XI:

Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (c) (wk), Colin Ackermann, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan Klein, Aryan Dutt.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SA vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

Wicket keepers – Heinrich Klassen, Quinton De Kock (VC), Scott Edwards

Batters – Rassie Van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Vikramjit Singh

All-rounders – Aiden Markram (C), Marco Jansen, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede

Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SA vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Wicket keepers –  Heinrich Klassen (VC), Quinton De Kock

Batters – Rassie Van der Dussen (C), Max O’Dowd, David Miller, 

All-rounders – Aiden Markram, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann

Bowlers –  Aryan Dutt, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada

Best Batter

SA: Temba Bavuma, NED: Max O’Dowd

Best Bowler

SA: Kagiso Rabada,  NED: Logan Van Beek

Key Player of the Match

SA: Aiden Markram,  NED: Aryan Dutt

 Head-to-Head in ODI World Cups

Matches Played3
South Africa Won 3
Netherlands Won0
No Result0

Top Runs Scores in SA v NED

Player NameTeam NameRunsInnings
Quinton de KockSouth Africa2092
Aiden MarkramSouth Africa1622
Rassie van der-DussenSouth Africa1342
Colin AckermannNetherlands862
Bas de LeedeNetherlands852
Vikramjit SinghNetherlands642
Heinrich KlaasenSouth Africa612
David MillerSouth Africa562
Temba BavumaSouth Africa432
Marco JansenSouth Africa382

Top Wickets Taker in SA v NED

Player NameTeam NameWicketsInnings
Bas de LeedeNetherlands52
Kagiso RabadaSouth Africa52
Marco JansenSouth Africa42
Keshav MaharajSouth Africa42
Paul van MeekerenNetherlands32
Gerald CoetzeeSouth Africa31
Aryan DuttNetherlands32
Colin AckermannNetherlands22
Roelof van der MerweNetherlands22
Tabraiz ShamsiSouth Africa21

ODI Stats and Records at HPCA Stadium

Matches Played:- 5

Matches won batting first:- 1 (16.67%)

Matches won Batting Second:- 4 (66.67%)

Matches won Winning Toss:- 4 (66.67%)

Matches won Losing Toss:- 1 (16.67%)

Highest Score:- 330/6 (India)

Lowest Score:- 112 (India)

Average Score: 169

Weather Report

Thundershowers are expected in Dharamshala and the temperature will hover around 14°C with a humidity of 83%. 

There is almost a 60% chance of precipitation

Win Prediction

South Africa is likely to win the match.

Match Details

MatchSouth Africa v Netherlands
DateTuesday, 17th October 2023
Time2:00 PM (IST)
LeagueWorld Cup 2023
VenueHimachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala

Image Credit: HindustanTimes

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