RSA vs NL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 17, 2023

In the 15th game of the ICC World Cup 2023, the Netherlands will take on the stiff challenge of South Africa on 17th October in Dharmsala. South Africans will be looking to ride on their current form and take the winning momentum forward in the league stages of the World Cup. The South African team has been right on the money and is going into this game after a big victory against Australia. It is bound to have the team in a confident frame of mind. The Netherlands on the other hand ended up losing to New Zealand in their last contest and will be looking for their first game in the competition.

The Netherlands team does not have the kind of experience South Africa has in this format. In the last couple of matches, they played for their country in the World Cup, they failed to capitalize on the different opportunities they had with the ball. Now, the Netherlands bowlers are up against an even tougher challenge against the rampaging South Africans. South Africans have all their key players in good nick and will be looking to move up further in the points table. It will be a minor miracle if the Netherlands can pull off a surprise by beating the in-form South Africans.

South Africa vs Netherlands Head-To-Head

South Africa and the Netherlands have played as many as 7 one-day internationals against each other. Out of these seven games, South Africans have won 6 while the Netherlands are still looking for their first win against the South Africans. One of the games ended up being a no result. South Africans have registered a couple of wins at home and one win away. All the 3 contests played at the neutral venues were won by South Africa.

South Africa vs Netherlands Live Streaming and Broadcast

The Indian fans can watch the game live on some of the Star Sports channels. The live streaming for the Indian fans will be available on Disney+Hotstar app. Cricket enthusiasts in South Africa can view the game on SuperSport channels and the live streaming will also be available on the SuperSport app.

RSA vs NL Team Previews

South Africa

The South African team led by Temba Bavuma has made a brilliant start to their campaign for the World Cup. Their players defied all the odds to beat the Aussies by a big margin of 134 runs in their last encounter. All their key batters and bowlers are in good nick. The team will be looking forward to making the best use of this chance to win another game and reach the top position in the points table. In their last game, we saw Quinton de Kock scoring a superb hundred and together with Bavuma he will look to provide a confident start in this game as well.

The South African middle order has been working well for their side and the South African management will look to get good partnerships from players such as Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, and Rassie van der Dussen. David Miller who bats in the lower middle order adds a lot of firepower to this line-up together with Marco Jansen. Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi bowled well against the Australians. This pair will be keen to get some early breakthroughs for the Proteas. The pace and variety offered by Kagiso Rabada can trouble the Netherlands players in the middle overs.

The conditions on offer here will be encouraging for the bowlers such as Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj. They will play a significant role to play in the middle overs. South Africans have succeeded in putting together scores of over 300 runs in the last 5 of their one-day games. They crossed the 400-run mark on a couple of occasions. They hammered 428 runs against Sri Lanka. Quinton de Kock has made a great start to the competition with back-to-back hundreds. He will be eying another big one against this opposition.

Aiden Markram is a remarkably consistent batter for South Africa. He has scored more than a fifty in his last 5 one-day international matches. He reached 3 figures twice out of these 5 half centuries. He is once again off to a great start in this World Cup. The English bowler Reece Topley ran through the Bangladesh batting order at this stadium picking up 4 wickets last Tuesday. South Africans have a similar bowler in the form of Marco Jansen. This tall left-arm swing bowler is likely to trouble the Dutch batters on this track.  

South Africa Playing 11

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


The Dutch side is being led by Scott Edwards in the World Cup 2023. They have had the misfortune of losing their first couple of games and these two were big defeats. They lost their first match of the competition against New Zealand and will have to make a good comeback. They are facing a powerful batting order in this game and the Dutch bowlers will need to be disciplined to win this game and earn their first points. Max O'Dowd and Vikramjit Singh will be looking to provide a steady flow of runs for the team to do well in this contest.

Colin Ackermann did a good job in his last match and will be looking to utilize his experience for building partnerships in their middle order with Teja Nidamanuru. The Netherlands lower middle order will be manned by the likes of Sybrand Engelbrecht, Roel van der Merwe, and the skipper Scott Edwards. The Dutch bowling attack has looked ordinary in their last couple of efforts in the World Cup. The Netherlands will be looking for a better showing with the new ball from the likes of Ryan Klein and Aryan Dutt.

Some other bowlers who are expected to perform well are Ackermann and Bas de Leede in their supporting roles. The Netherlands appear to be huge underdogs going into this game considering the form of their cricketers at the moment. Although they lost their first two games, they managed to score over 200 runs in both these innings. But they have conceded over 600 runs from their bowlers. One of their key bowlers Logan van Beek had to miss the last game against New Zealand on Monday due to a hamstring injury.

Van Beek is a crucial part of the Netherlands' bowling attack and at Dharmsala ground the Dutch new ball bowling attack will need his services. His batting efforts are also going to be crucial for his team. He was the leading run-getter for his team in their last 3 official one-day games. All-in-all it is tough to imagine these bowling resources causing too much trouble to their South African counterparts.  

Netherlands Playing 11

Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards, SA Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, RE Van Der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul Van Meekeren.

RSA vs NL Toss Prediction

Most sides taking part in the World Cup competition have opted to bowl first so far. One of the important reasons for this is the dew factor. It is a major problem at this time of the year and using the wet ball is a huge headache typically for the spinners. So, we are expecting the team that wins the toss to have no hesitation in bowling first on this track.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The surface on offer at Dharmsala has always been different than other ones generally on offer in Indian conditions. All the faster bowlers can get a good bounce and carry from this track. All batters have struggled to put up big totals on this pitch. We have seen many low-scoring affairs on this surface. All batters will have to develop big partnerships to do well here.

The skies hovering over Dharmsala will likely be cloudy and we might even get some showers during the match. Batting is not going to be easy under these overcast skies and all batters will need to be cautious. Any team batting first will be happy to post a score of 300 runs while batting first.  

RSA vs NL Betting Tips

Due to the inclement weather forecast for this match, the betters will need to be careful with their investment. It might be a good idea to make an investment close to the scheduled start of the contest. If we get a full game, you can expect South Africa to win it handsomely. They have confidence and momentum going for them at the moment and it is tough to imagine the Netherlands outfit succeeding in stopping them. We will bet with South Africa to win this contest.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Aiden Markram to emerge as the leading batter for South Africa.



Aiden Markram has been in red-hot batting form in South Africa's last few games. You can bet on him to score over 31 runs in this encounter.

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    South African batters to score over 4 runs in their first over of the innings.



The South African top-order batting is in awesome form at the moment. You can expect it to score over 4 runs even in the first over of their innings.

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    Quinton de Kock to score over 36 runs in the match.



Quinton de Kock is in terrific form at the moment with big scores in his first couple of games. You can expect him to score over 36 runs against this relatively weaker attack.

Today Match Prediction

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.05

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South Africa 72.73% (96)
Netherlands 27.27% (36)
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