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India vs South Africa Match Prediction & Betting Tips

18 Jun 2022
Cricket Betting Prediction

Looking for the best India vs South Africa betting tips? We have you covered!

The race is well and truly on between India and South Africa for top spot in group two! Rohit Sharma’s charges have the advantage due South Africa’s game against Zimbabwe being washed out, but a win for the Proteas would propel them to top spot. 

Refine your online cricket betting strategy by checking out our full match preview below before the action gets underway at 3.30 pm IST on Sunday 30th October at the Optus Stadium in Perth. 


India vs South Africa Betting Tips - India To Win

How different things could look for India had it not been for their remarkable win over Pakistan in one of the all-time great World Cup games. Our India vs South Africa betting tips may be taking on a different complexion. 

As it is, India - and Virat Kohli in particular - are motoring! They continued the momentum built up by their win over their great rivals with a convincing display against the Netherlands. They are beginning to behave like tournament favourites, and we expect them to make it three in a row with a win over the Proteas. 

You can back India to win at odds of 1.52 - a fair price given the talent they have in their ranks. Fancy South Africa to make a statement? They’re available at odds of 2.54. 

We have bigger-priced selections below - keep reading for more free cricket betting tips!


Best Bet: Virat Kohli Top India Batsman

The real Virat Kohli is standing up - and it is an absolute pleasure to see! The modern-day great hit an astonishing 82 from just 53 balls to rescue India in one of the best innings ever seen in this tournament. 

He hit 62 in the victory over the Netherlands, and is well placed in the race for the top-scoring player in the Twenty20 World Cup

He is not far from reaching a landmark milestone on a personal level either - he’s 28 runs behind Mahela Jayawardene's record for the most runs in T20 World Cups. In this form,it’s hard to see how we won’t have a new record-holder!

Looking to the more immediate future, we reckon 3.5 is a tasty price on the batting sensation to top score for India against the Proteas!


India on the Charge!

The 2007 champions have yet to be in a final since that glorious year, but India are starting to look pretty ominous! 

Much of India’s increased presence in the tournament is down to the improvement in batting throughout the order, with batting coach Vikram Rathour praising one approach above all else for its success. 

“"The conditions are different…but we pride ourselves on being able to adapt, and that is what good international teams should be able to do anyway, so I'm looking forward to playing in these conditions”.

Team India have named an unchanged line-up in both games so far - we anticipate them to retain the winning formula!

Player to Watch: Axar Patel

There was a lot to like about India’s performance with the bat against Pakistan and the Netherlands, but it would be wrong not to pay tribute to the bowlers.

Axar Patel, in particular, played well against the Netherlands - taking two wickets for 16 runs to ensure they never got close to India’s total. 

He has only taken six wickets in 11 T20Is against South Africa, but he could be a good bet to add to his tally here. You can bet on him to take the most wickets for his side at odds of 5.6. 

Predicted Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

South Africa Striking Back!

Although they have the status of a test-playing nation, the Proteas are one of the surprise stories of this World Cup. They’ve been excellent in both the win over Bangladesh and looked imperious before the rain checked their progress against Zimbabwe. 

They’re likely to bring in a fourth seam bowler for the bouncy Perth pitch, with one of the spinners expected to drop out in favour of a returning Lungi Ngidi or Marco Jansen.

Player to Watch: Quinton de Kock 

The legendary wicket-keeper looks in fine nick for the Proteas! He hammered 63 from 48 balls against Bangladesh after hitting 47 from 18 balls in the abandoned game against Zimbabwe. 

You can back him to top score for South Africa at odds of 3.5

Predicted Playing XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (capt), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada.

India vs South Africa Head-to-Head

India have won 13 of their 22 clashes against South Africa - including four of the last five. 

What is more, the Proteas have only won one in five World Cup matches against India - we can’t see them turning it around here.

Pacey Perth A Fast Bowler’s Dream!

Showers are forecast throughout Sunday in Perth, with cloud and overcast conditions expected to stay dominant throughout. 

We expect the bowlers to be right in the game, here! 


India will sneak it - they’re starting to play like champions elect, and they have the personnel to make another statement with victory here.

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