RSA vs NL Match Preview

The South African cricket team has made a scintillating start to their campaign in the one-day international World Cup. Their batters are in top form. They have several batters such as Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, and Quinton de Kock in good form at the moment. Their bowling attack in this competition will be led by their most dependable bowler Kagiso Rabada. Even the other bowlers such as Marco Jansen and Keshav Maharaj are in good form and this has led to this unit announcing themselves early on in the competition.

South Africans are currently placed in 3rd position in the points table of the ICC Men's World Cup for ODIs. They have managed to win a couple of games and have 4 points to their credit as a result. The top run-getter for them has been Quinton de Kock who has put together 209 runs from just two games with a strike rate of 110. He has hit 8 sixes and 20 fours in the process. Aiden Markram has also scored 162 runs with a strike rate of 165. Rabada has emerged as the top bowler for South Africa with 5 scalps so far with an average of 16.

In the first couple of contests for the World Cup, the Netherlands proved to be short on runs as a batting unit. They do have players who are capable but they are not contributing consistently enough. Batters such as Colin Ackermann, Bad de Leede, and Vikramjit Singh have been among runs but have not converted the good starts into big scores. Their bowlers are also leaking far too many runs and this has not helped the overall cause of the Netherlands outfit. The Netherlands are currently placed in 8th position in the ICC World Cup points table with a couple of defeats from their league matches.

The leading run-getter for the Netherlands is Colin Ackermann. He has scored 86 runs so far with a strike rate of 91. He has succeeded in hitting 8 fours in these innings. Bas de Leede has also scored 85 runs with a similar strike rate. The best bowler for the Netherlands team has been Bas de Leede. He has collected a haul of 5 wickets while bowling. He has picked up these wickets with an economy rate of 6.63 and an average of 25. The supporting role for de Leede will have to be donned by Ackermann.

Weather Report

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.

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Aiden Markram has a great batting average in recent games with a great strike rate as well.

Aiden Markram has scored 638 runs in his last 10 encounters for South Africa with an average of 79.75 and a strike rate of 132.09.

Bas de Leede has an excellent strike rate in his last 10 outings for the Netherlands.

Bas de Leede has picked up 20 wickets in his last 9 ODI matches for the Netherlands with a strike rate of 23.3.

Team News

There do not appear to be any major injury worries at the moment for these teams. So, by the time this game gets underway, you can expect the players suffering from minor injuries to become fit.

RSA vs NL Probable 11

RSA Playing 11

  • Temba Bavuma (C)
  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Aiden Markram
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • David Miller
  • Marco Jansen
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Tabraiz Shamsi

NL Playing 11

  • Vikramjit Singh
  • Max ODowd
  • Colin Ackermann
  • Bas de Leede
  • Teja Nidamanuru
  • Scott Edwards (C)
  • Sybrand Engelbrecht
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Ryan Klein
  • Aryan Dutt
  • Shariz Ahmad
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

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.

Top Picks

Logan van Beek: It is expected that this crucial cog in the Netherlands line-up will be fit for this game.

Aiden Markram: Aiden Markram is in breathtaking form with the bat hitting 638 runs in his last 10 appearances for South Africa with an average of 79.75 and a strike rate of 132.09. He can contribute with the ball as well.

Bas de Leede: Bas de Leede has picked up 20 victims from his last 9 contests for the Netherlands.

Marco Jansen: Jansen has picked up 16 wickets from his last 10 appearances with a strike rate of 27.43.

RSA vs NL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Cock (C), H Klaasen

Batters: T Bavuma, R van der Dussen, V Singh

All-rounders: C Ackermann, A Markram, B de Leede (VC), M Jansen

Bowlers: R van der Merwe, K Rabada

RSA vs NL Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction