RS vs KN Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 12, 2023

RS vs KN Match Prediction - Mar 12, 2023

Tournament: 4-Day Franchise Series 2022-23.

Date: March 12, 2023.

Format: Test

Venue: Boland Park, Paarl, South Africa.

Time: 08:00

The 25th match of the 4-Day Franchise Series will be played between Boland Rocks and Knights later tomorrow. This game will be played at the Boland Park venue in Paarl, South Africa. Let's take a look at the betting tips, match prediction, weather, and pitch reports for this crucial match.

RS vs KN Team Previews


The Boland Rocks' top-order batting will be handled by the likes of Pieter Malan and Janneman Malan. Their middle order will be manned by the batters Michael Copeland, Leus du Plooy, Christiaan Jonker, and Valentine Kitime. The Boland bowling attack is in the hands of bowlers such as Achille Cloete, Khwezi Gumede, Imaran Manack, Bamanye Xenxe, and Hardus Viljoen. There are several good all-rounders in the Rocks' ranks such as Shaun von Berg, Ferisco Adams, Farhaan Behardien, and the wicketkeeper-batsman Clyde Fortuin.

The Boland rocks outfit played their last game against the Lions. This match ended in a draw. Batting first the Lions team put together a good score on the board of 421 runs. Boland made a disastrous start to their batting efforts as they were bowled out for 93 runs. Only the opening batsman Stiaan van Zyl could make a decent contribution with 59 runs with 6 fours. None of the other batters offered much resistance as Bjorn Fortuin and company ran through the Rocks' batting order to reduce it to a pulp. 

Boland replied to this terrible first-inning effort with a much better reply in the second innings after being followed on. They lost an early wicket in the second inning with their top batter Pieter Malan getting out early to Codi Yusuf. But after that, the first innings hero Stiaan van Zyl and Clyde Fortuin did not allow the Lions bowlers another whiff at the Boland batting. Van Zyl remained not out with 106 runs on the board from 184 balls with as many as 17 fours and Fortuin who is the captain of the side made 83 not out with 9 fours.

Boland Playing 11

Bamanye Xenxe, Hlomla Hanabe, Mickey Copeland, Clyde Fortuin, Ferisco Adams, Hardus Viljoen, Imran Manack, Janneman Malan, Pieter Malan, Shaun von Berg, Stiaan van Zyl.


Unlike Boland Rocks who are heading into this game with 3 draws in a row, the Knights are going into this game with a win over the Warriors. In this 20th game of the competition, the Knights recorded a win by 161 runs. Batting first, the Knights scored 422 runs all out. The Warriors could not make a suitable reply as they were bowled out for 134 runs in their first inning. But they did put up a good show with the ball in the Knights' second inning by restricting them to a score of 157 runs. However, the big deficit in the first innings meant they were faced with an uphill task of scoring 446 runs to win the game. They were bowled out for 284 runs in the second innings.

The Knights' first innings was marked by several good contributions from the middle order and lower middle order. None of their batters went on to score a hundred but many players made good contributions to the team's score. Patrick Kruger scored 81 runs with 15 fours and the wicketkeeper-batsman Gihahn Cloete scored a superb 93 from 133 balls with 15 fours. Many other batters made contributions such as Pite van Biljorn scoring 48 runs, and Patrick Botha and Aubrey Swanepoel scoring 30 runs each. Even the Knights bowlers contributed to the total with Nealan van Heerden and Nhlakanipho Mpungose scoring 36 and 32 runs each.

The Warriors' first innings was over really quickly as Patrick Kruger bowled with a lot of fire for the Knights picking up 5 wickets for 21 runs. Almost all the other bowlers chipped in with wickets as the Warriors were bundled out for 134 runs in their first innings. Knights could not maintain the same tempo in their second innings as they were bowled out for 157 runs. Migael Pretorius was the top run-getter for them with 46 runs. However, Knights batters had done a good enough job in their first innings to ensure that they had sufficient runs to defend in the 4th innings of the match on a wearing track.

Knights Playing 11

Aubrey Swanepoel, Monde Maqunqu, Nipho Mpungose, Orapeleng Motlhoaring, Gihahn Cloete, Matthew Kleinveldt, Migael Pretorius, Patrick Botha, Pite van Biljon, Patrick Kruger, Raynard van Tonder.

RS vs KN Toss Prediction

The Boland Park venue was used for three world cup games in the Cricket World Cup in 2003. Nowadays it is used for first-class games. The Boland Park stadium has a seating capacity of 10,000 spectators. It is a batting-friendly track that may offer some help to the bowlers initially and after a few days of cricket on it. So, the skipper winning the toss will look to bat first and set a big score on the board.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

Boland Park is a picturesque cricket ground. Although it can host other kinds of sports, the ground is essentially used for cricket. The first international game played at the venue was between India and Zimbabwe in 1997. It has seen several international and domestic games played since then. Although it is a batting-friendly track, the South African side routed the Sri Lankan side on this track in 2012 by bowling them out for 43 runs in an ODI.

We are likely to get clear and sunny conditions during this match. You can expect to get temperatures in the region of 30 to 35 degrees during this game. There are not many chances of rain coming down during the game. There is a bit of a chance of getting a cloud cover on Tuesday which will assist the fast bowlers. It is expected that you will get relative humidity in the region of 60% to 75%.

RS vs KN Betting Tips

Both these teams have not done too well in this year's CSA 4-Day Franchise Division 1 competition. Knights and Rocks are currently positioned in the 6th and 7th positions in the points table. Knights have 50.28 points while Boland has 46.58 points. However, Boland is playing at home and this is a major advantage for any team. We will bet with Boland Rocks to win this game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Pieter Malan to score in the excess of 34 runs in this game.



Pieter Malan is a class batter. Even though he was not among runs in the last game you can bet on him to bounce back in this one and score more than 34 runs in the first innings of the match.

  1. 10CRIC


    Shaun Von Berg to emerge as the leading bowler for Boland Rocks.



Shaun Von Berg is bowling well for Boland at the moment. You can bet on him to pick up more wickets and emerge as the leading bowler for Rocks in the Knights's first innings.

  1. Rajabets


    Boland Rocks to win this match.



Boland Rocks are heading into this game with a home-turf advantage. This can work in their favor to provide a win for the side.

Today Match Prediction

Boland To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win RS vs KN

Boland 80.00% (4)
Knights 20.00% (1)
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