South Africa vs Afghanistan 2023 Cricket World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

South Africa vs Afghanistan 2023 Cricket World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

Joel Reyes
November 8, 2023 at 12:44 AM
  • South Africa lost to India in their last 2023 Cricket World Cup match
  • Afghanistan lost to Australia in their last match by three wickets
  • Quinton de Kock struggled in the Proteas' loss to India

South Africa and Afghanistan lock horns in the 2023 Cricket World Cup this coming Friday.

The Proteas will look to bounce back after suffering a humiliating loss to India in their last group match.

Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this all-important showdown.

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South Africa's Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock; Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi. Images: Matthew Lewis/ Matt Roberts.
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South Africa vs. Afghanistan Betting Preview

Where: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

When: Friday, November 10 - 2:00 pm local time

Odds: South Africa (1.31) vs. Afghanistan (3.58) - view all Cricket World Cup lines

Betting on South Africa

The Proteas experienced a rude awakening in their last match against India, losing by 243 runs to the host nation.

They had no answer for Virat Kohli, who equaled Sachin Tendulkar's record for most ODI centuries (49) on his 35th birthday. He scored an unbeaten 101 to help India put 326-5 on board.

South Africa's run chase didn't last long as they capitulated to one of their biggest defeats ever. They were bowled out for just 83 as they suffered their biggest loss in ODIs in terms of runs.

The Proteas had a horrible start, posting 40-5 in the 14th over after Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, and Heinrich Klaasen had early dismissals, per Sky Sports.

The good news for the Proteas is that they have already qualified for the semi-finals. South Africa will look to end their group campaign on a winning note when they face Afghanistan this coming Friday.

It will be interesting to see if South Africa will rest some of their key players for that match with a place in the knockout round already secured.

Quinton de Kock, who leads the tournament in runs with 550, may want to rediscover his batting stroke after a poor display against India. He scored just five runs in their last match.

Betting on Afghanistan

Afghanistan's hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the 2023 Cricket World Cup took a huge hit after suffering a heartbreaking loss to Australia on Tuesday night.

The Afghans looked to be on their way to a famous victory after reducing Australia to 91-7 following Mitchell Starc's dismissal.

Glenn Maxwell had other ideas, though, scoring an unbeaten 201 to help Australia successfully chase a competitive target of 292 runs.

It's back to the drawing board for Afghanistan, who need to win against South Africa on Friday to have a chance of facing India in the semis.

One guy who needs to step up for Afghanistan in the match against South Africa is Ibrahim Zadran. He was fantastic in the loss to Australia, scoring an unbeaten 129 off 143 balls, per The Guardian.

Writer's Prediction

South Africa (1.31) beat Afghanistan in Ahmedabad (all odds courtesy of 1XBet).

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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