South Africa will conclude their Super 12 campaign on Sunday at the Adelaide Oval against the Netherlands. While the Netherlands are out of contention for a semi-final spot after losing three of their first four Super 12 matches in Group 1, South Africa must win this match to advance to the next round of the World Cup.
South Africa will conclude their Super 12 campaign on Sunday at the Adelaide Oval against the Netherlands.
While the Netherlands are out of contention for a semi-final spot after losing three of their first four Super 12 matches in Group 1, South Africa must win this match to advance to the next round of the World Cup. If the match between the Netherlands and South Africa is canceled due to rain, South Africa will finish second in the group behind either Pakistan or Bangladesh. South Africa would then hope that Zimbabwe defeats India later in the day in Melbourne.
Also see: Match Preview: India vs. Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup Super 12
South Africa has emerged as the team to beat in this World Cup, despite the hiccup against Pakistan. The form of the Proteas’ fast bowlers is their greatest strength. At least one fast bowler has taken four wickets in each of their last three matches this season. Anrich Nortje took four wickets against Bangladesh and Pakistan, while Lungi Ngidi took four against India.
Wayne Parnell has played second fiddle to Nortje and Ngidi with his left-arm fast bowling. Kagiso Rabada’s struggles to claim regular wickets in this tournament have been mitigated by the form of the three pacers. Keshav Maharaj and Tabriz Shamsi, the spin duo, have consistently delivered when called upon. South Africa is hoping that David Miller is fit for this competition. Miller was omitted from the starting lineup against Pakistan as a precaution due to an injury.
South Africa felt Miller’s absence as their chase against Pakistan went awry without the big-hitting left-handed batsman in the middle. Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, and Rilley Rossouw have all batted well in this World Cup.
After a strong showing in the first-round qualifiers, the Netherlands faltered in the Super 12 stage, losing to Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. However, the Dutch ended their losing streak with a victory over Zimbabwe. The star of that victory was opener Max O’Dowd, who hit a fifty.
The bowlers also performed admirably against Zimbabwe, with Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover, Logan van Beek, and Bas de Leede all taking wickets. With nothing to lose, the Netherlands should go all out against South Africa and hope for the best result possible.
Guide to Forms (last five matches)
- South Africa: L-W-W-NR-W
- The Netherlands: W-L-L-L-L
The Netherlands vs. South Africa T20I Head-to-Head
- 1 match played
- 1 for South Africa
- The Netherlands triumphs: 0
The Adelaide Oval has hosted four T20 World Cup 2022 matches, with the average first innings total being 163.5. The fast bouncy Adelaide Oval track causes calls to come onto the bat, making playing shots easy for the batsmen. This match is expected to have another batting-friendly pitch.
Accuweather predicts a partly to mostly sunny and pleasant day in Adelaide. The temperature is expected to be around 26°C.
Potential starting XIs
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Possible XI for the Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Max ODowd, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover.
Suggestions for top fantasy picks
- Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, and Max ODowd are the batsmen.
- Quinton de Kock is the wicketkeeper.
- Wayne Parnell and Bas de Leede are both all-rounders.
- Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, and Fred Klaassen are the bowlers.
Odds on Betting (OKBET Sports Betting)
- 1.05 South Africa
- 11 a.m. in the Netherlands
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