RSA vs WI Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 26, 2023

RSA vs WI Match Prediction - Mar 26, 2023

Tournament: West Indies tour of South Africa, 2023.

Date: March 26, 2023.

Format: T20I

Venue: SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion, South Africa.

Time: 12:00

The second T20 international of the ongoing series against the West Indies will be hosted at the SuperSport Park in Centurion by South Africa later today. The visitors West Indies were successful in winning a close encounter in the first game that was affected by rain. So, this is an all-important match for the South Africans as they eye to save the series. Both these teams have some hard-hitting batters in their line-ups. This was evident in the first game of the series. So, the performance of the bowling units from both sides will crucial. Bowlers such as Sheldon Cottrell and Anrich Nortje will have big responsibilities from their respective teams to perform well with the ball. The South African openers have struggled for runs and it has been a concern for the team for a while now. Quinton de Kock has not been among runs in the last few innings. The West Indian openers will look to get the side off to a good start in the second game.

RSA vs WI Team Previews

South Africa

The South African team failed to defend a decent target they set in the first game of the series. This failure from the bowlers cost them the match by a margin of 3 wickets as the game went into the last over. They will need to overcome the errors they made in the last game to try and level the series. When they batted first against the West Indies, the South African team kept on losing early wickets. It was just an 11-over game and they lost their top 4 batters by the 6th over. It was David Miller who handled the middle order single-handedly with a hard-hitting 48 from 22 balls.

Sisanda Magala also attacked the West Indies bowlers towards the end of the innings and scored 18 runs from the last 5 deliveries. Due to these efforts, the hosts managed to put together a score of 131 runs in 11 overs. While defending a score of 131 runs from 11 overs against a fearsome attacking West Indies unit, it proved to be a losing cause for the South African bowlers. Sisanda Magala bowled well picking up 3 wickets for 21 runs from his 2 overs but he received little help from other bowlers in the squad to put pressure on the West Indian batters.

So, the West Indies chased down the target successfully in their last over with 3 wickets to spare. The South African top-order batting will need to deliver big time in the second match if they have any intention of saving the series. However, the proteas unit overall looks well-balanced and has good depth in their bowling and batting departments. They will have to utilize their firepower in the batting line-up to good effect in the next few games. Some of the key members of the South African team for this game are Rilee Rossouw, Anrich Nortje, Sisanda Magala, and Aiden Markram.

South Africa Playing 11

Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jansen, Wayne Parnell, Sisanda Magala, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.

West Indies

The first match of the series was a rain-affected one and it saw the Caribbean side providing a superb display of power-hitting. It allowed them to register a victory in this rain-affected T20 international game over South Africa. West Indies will be keen to keep the winning momentum going into this match and try to pressurize their opponents in the 2nd game to be played at Centurion Park in South Africa. The West Indies team for the series is being led by Rovman Powell who asked the opponents to bat first after winning the toss in the first match.

The West Indies bowlers did a decent job while bowling in the middle overs. Some of their bowlers such as Odean Smith who picked up 2 wickets for 27 runs and Sheldon Cottrell who picked up 2 wickets for 31 were right on the money in their spells. These bowlers allowed an opportunity for the Caribbeans to restrict their opponents to a total of 131 runs. In reply to this total, the West Indies opening batters Brandon King and Kyle Mayers provided a great start to their chase. However, they failed to turn this partnership into a more significant effort to win the game.

The West Indian skipper Rovman Powell took charge of the middle overs. He thrashed the South African bowlers to all parts of the ground to take his side to a win. Powell played a scorching knock of 43 runs not out from 18 balls. So, he ended the innings with a strike rate of 238.88. Despite this win, the West Indies are yet to get all their aspects of the game right. They do have a batting line-up that is capable of chasing down any target set in a T20 game. They did win the first game and will be keen to keep this tempo going. Some of the key team members for the second match are Rovman Powell, Brandon King, Sheldon Cottrell, and Kyle Mayers. 

West Indies Playing 11

Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Sheldon Cottrell, Akeal Hosein, Jason Holder.

RSA vs WI Toss Prediction

There have been 13 T20I games played at this venue so far. From these 13 games, the side defending a target has won 7 matches. However, it has been observed that the skippers winning the toss tend to bowl first and later chase down a target. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

This game will be hosted at the Super Sport Park in Centurion, South Africa. This stadium can accommodate 20,000 people. The wicket on offer at the venue will help the quick bowlers although it is primarily a batting-friendly track. The weather conditions during the game are expected to be partially cloudy and we will get temperatures in the region of 20 to 26 degrees during the match.

RSA vs WI Betting Tips

The West Indies top-order batting is in good form at the moment as the side proved in the first game. They have more firepower in their ranks. But the South African team is playing at home and they will need to perform well to try and restrict the Caribbean charge. We expect South Africa to stage a comeback in this game though. We will bet with South Africa to win this game and level the series.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Quinton de Kock to score in the excess of 26 runs in the game for South Africa.



Quinton de Kock is a hard-hitting batter for South Africa. He has also been extremely consistent over the years with the bat. You can expect him to come good for South Africa in this game.

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    Wayne Parnell to emerge as the leading bowler for South Africa.



Wayne Parnell has been a leading bowler for South Africa for some time now. You can expect him to exploit the favorable conditions to emerge as the top bowler for South Africa.

  1. Rajabets


    South Africa to score more than 6 runs in the first over of their innings.



South African openers have struggled for some time now in the T20 format. You can bet on them to make a big effort and score more than 6 runs in the first over of the innings.

Today Match Prediction

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.87

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Who will win RSA vs WI

South Africa 75.42% (181)
West Indies 24.58% (59)
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