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South Africa will clash against Netherlands in the 40th match of the T20 World Cup 2022 tournament in their final group stage fixture on Sunday (November 6). The Proteas lost a crucial game against Pakistan and are now placed in the second position in the Super 12 Group 2 table with five points from their opening four fixtures. However, a win against the Dutch side will secure them a spot in the semi-final round.
Netherlands registered a deserved win against Zimbabwe in their last game but are already out of the qualification race for the semi-final round. They are placed in the last spot in the Group 2 table with just two points from the four fixtures. South Africa won the only T20I game played against Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup but they had to work hard to secure a narrow six-run win.
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Date and Time: November 6, 05:30 AM IST, 10:30 AM Local Time
Telecast and Live Streaming: Star Sports, Disney+HotStar
The pitch at Adelaide Oval has a batting-friendly surface with average first innings score 156 runs. Both Australia and New Zealand scored big totals while batting first in the last two games here and registered wins. Hence, the toss-winning side is likely to bat first.
Probable Playing XIs for SA vd NED:
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover.
Probable Top Performers from SA vs NED:
Probable best batter: Aiden Markram
The star batting all-rounder scored crucial 20 runs off 14 balls against Pakistan while chasing a big target in the last match but was not able to convert it into a big knock. Markram played a match-winning knock against India by smashing 53 runs off 41 balls and has scored 82 runs from just three innings in the tournament so far.
Probable best bowler: Anrich Nortje
The South African speedster took four wickets against Pakistan in the last game but conceded 41 runs. He took four wickets against Bangladesh while conceding only ten runs and is now leading the wickets chart for his team. Nortje has taken ten wickets from just four innings at an impressive economy rate of 6.22 so far.
Today’s Match Prediction: South Africa to win the match
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.