RSA vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 10, 2023

South Africa and Afghanistan will contest the 42nd match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The Proteas and Afghans currently occupy second and sixth position on the 10-team tournament's points table.

South Africa have already qualified for the semi-final stage of the competition. Afghanistan remain in nominal contention. Let's see what the betting odds and cricket markets have in store for this key World Cup fixture in Ahmedabad, India.

South Africa vs Afghanistan head-to-head record

South Africa and Afghanistan have only met once in ODI cricket. That was during the 2019 Cricket World Cup, when the Proteas won a rain-affected fixture. They have played each other twice in T20I cricket. South Africa won those, too.

South Africa vs Afghanistan live streaming and broadcast

You can watch this match and the rest of the tournament, including the semi-finals and final, on the Star Sports Network and their Disney+ Hotstar streaming app in India. The 2023 Cricket World Cup is also being broadcast on free-to-air channels by Doordarshan in India.

RSA vs AFG Team Previews

South Africa

The Proteas shook off defeat to the Netherlands by beating England, Bangladesh, Pakistan and New Zealand in succession. They then lost heavily to India. While their spot among the Cricket World Cup semi-finalists is secure, a strong finish to the round-robin stage is required.

Opener Quinton de Kock and middle-order batter Aiden Markram are South Africa's leading run-scorers at this tournament. De Kock has 550 runs in eight innings to Markram's 371 in eight. The Proteas require more from captain Temba Bavuma, who is averaging 20.33 with a highest score of 35 at this tournament.

Bowling-wise, South Africa have four wicket-takers in double figures this tournament. Seamers Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada and Gerald Coetzee have taken 17, 14 and 12, respectively. Spinner Keshav Maharaj also has 12 wickets - and could be key in Ahmedabad conditions.

Whether South Africa play two specialist spinners in Ahmedabad remains in the balance. Wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has been in and out the XI in India this month and the last - and could be preferred to a seamer here again. Shamsi is among the best left-arm wrist spinners on display this tournament.

South Africa Playing 11

Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.


Afghanistan strung together consecutive victories over Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Netherlands to impress upon fans and critics alike that they are genuine contenders this tournament. They were on track for victory over Australia, too, until double-centurion Glenn Maxwell quietened that ambition.

Afghanistan will find it tough to lift themselves from that disheartening blow at the hand of Maxwell and company. The turnaround time between defeat to Australia and this match against South Africa is relatively short. The Afghans need to reinspire each other and go again here.

They have five batters with 250-plus runs this tournament - two of those above 300. They have shone collectively and individually - and will need a balance of both to succeed against the Proteas. Opener Ibrahim Zadran is their leading run-scorer this tournament with 361 in eight innings - and should be full of confidence after striking a century against the Aussies.

Leg-spinner Rashid Khan has, rather predictably, emerged as Afghanistan's leading wicket-taker this World Cup. He has nine wickets in eight innings - and contributed in bursts with the bat as well. The team should demand a lot from their star all-rounder here as well.

Afghanistan Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen ul Haq.

RSA vs AFG Toss Prediction

Six of the last 10 ODIs in Ahmedabad have been won by the team batting second. Two of those results have happened in three 2023 Cricket World Cup matches at this venue so far.

The team to win the toss in this match will likely choose to bowl first. The Proteas might want to test themselves by batting second - they haven't done well enough with this in India. Afghanistan have never played an ODI here. South Africa have not played an ODI here in 13 years.


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

Pitch and Conditions

The first three 2023 Cricket World Cup matches in Ahmedabad produced first-innings totals of 282, 286 and 191. This isn't necessarily a high-scoring venue. Other grounds for this tournament have frequently yielded first-innings scores of 300-plus.

Teams have been bowled out in three of the six innings here this tournament. It's well worth playing two specialist spinners here - and perhaps introduce a third. Afghanistan might even have a fourth.

No rain is predicted on the days leading into the match. There is no wet weather forecast for matchday. We should get a full fixture in. The dew factor shouldn't have much of a say, if any, as this match is not among the early starts.

RSA vs AFG Betting Tips

Both teams will go into this match in the wake of defeats. Both will need to rediscover the momentum they enjoyed earlier in the round-robin stage of the tournament.

Afghanistan have never beaten South Africa in ODI or T20I cricket. Their head-to-head record is brief, but telling. The Proteas' batting firepower and bowling depth should outmuscle Afghanistan here.

South Africa are priced as 1.29 favourites against 3.75 underdogs Afghanistan to win this match.

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    Quinton de Kock to be top South Africa batter



De Kock is the tournament's top run-scorer overall and has already hit four centuries. He will retire from ODI cricket after this World Cup. This match is another chance for him to sign off in style.

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    Rashid Khan to be top Afghanistan bowler



Khan is Afghanistan's top wicket-taker at this tournament and one of the best leg-spinners on display in India this month. He has plenty of experience against top batters. This could count for plenty against the Proteas.

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    No player to score a century in the first innings



Only two of the 2023 Cricket World Cup's 31 centuries have been hit in Ahmedabad. This is a relatively low-scoring venue. Conditions can be particularly challenging for the batters in the first innings.

Today Match Prediction

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.29

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Who will win RSA vs AFG

South Africa 70.14% (101)
Afghanistan 29.86% (43)
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