South Africa vs India Betting Tips & Predictions | ODI Series

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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 20th January 2022

Published: 20/01/2022

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

Our South Africa vs India ODI betting tips are right here ahead of the 2nd ODI between South Africa and India, played at Paarl again, on January 21, with a start time of 2:00 PM IST.

I also have some great stats, the team’s form guide, the latest team news and all the essential analysis. Up next are the live cricket satta rates for the Second ODI game between South Africa and India.


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South Africa vs India Betting Odds

Next up are our cricket betting tips on this mouth-watering contest between South Africa and India, with KL Rahu’s troops desperate to fight back. I think South Africa are a great bet to win it at today’s 2nd ODI odds and clinch the Series with a game to spare.

And I’ll tell you why I think that: there are plenty of good reasons! I’ll also tell you who I think is a fine selection to top score for India. ‘If’ he plays, it’s too good a bet to miss out on.

Bet Odds Site
Match-winner: South Africa 2.22 Pure Win
Toss winner: India 1.89 Pure Win
HOT BET! Ruturaj Gaikwad to be India Top Batsman 8.49 10CRIC

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South Africa’s Recent Form

The Proteas followed up their brilliant Test series win with a fine all-round performance to go 1-0 up.

Skipper Temba Bavuma set the tone with an ‘old-school ODI century’.It was slightly slow with strike rate of 76 in an innings that contained no sixes. But it was an important one in the context of the match.

But the real star was of course Rassie van der Dussen, whose innings was one of near-perfection.

He was patient yet positive at the start but came into life in the death innings, showing some explosive batting late on.

He ended on 129 off 96 balls, including nine fours and four sixes, and was ultimately the difference between the two sides.

With the ball, everyone did their bit. Six bowlers were used, only Marco Jensen going wicketless.

They look in good shape.

Team News

Kagiso Rabada was rested after a tiring Test series and though he walks into any South African side in any format, it would be harsh on whoever has to make way for him to come in.

SA will like the fact that both Andie Phehlukwayo and Marco Jensen are very decent batsmen as that gives them a much stronger batting line-up.

Something that has actually been a problem in the past when they’ve played Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje in the same team.

If someone gives way for Rabda, it may be one of the two spinners- Keshav Maharaj or Tabraiz Shamsi- but they both had good games as well.

They may well just play the same XI again, meaning Rabada may have to wait for his chance.

Player to Watch: Marco Jensen

At a time when there isn’t too much talented young blood coming through for South Africa, Jensen may be just what they were crying out for. An extremely tall medium-fast bowler who bowls left arm (always an advantage), his extra height means extra bounce. He’s a wicket-taker and crucially, he bats.

Whisper it quietly, but those are characteristics shared by the wonderful Lance Klusener all those years ago. If he can be half the player Klusener was, especially in ODIs, SA have a proper player on their hands for the next 10 years or so.

He offers real balance to the side but SA must avoid the temptation of playing him too much across the different formats.

South Africa’s Likely XI

De Kock (WK), Malan, Bavuma (Captain), Markram, van der Dussen, Miller, Phehlukwayo, Jansen, Maharaj, Shamsi, Ngidi.

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India’s Recent Form

Despite the fact that SA were very good in every sense in the 1st ODI, it was still a match India probably should have won.

With Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli going so well, 10 more overs of their partnership and India would have been almost home and dry.

But Dhawan tried to cut a straight one and missed; Kohli mistimed a sweep and was easily caught.

They struggled after that on a wicket that maybe wasn’t quite as good as it seemed, despite an excellent 50 off 43 from Shardul Thakur.

Thakur was, however, pretty expensive, going at 7.2 an over.

But that was admittedly partly down to the fact he had to bowl the last over of the innings to an unstoppable van der Dussen.

Bhuvi Kumar was expensive as well and it was probably in those last few overs with the ball that they lost the game.

Team News

Kumar could be left out for this one with one of Mohammed Siraj or Deepak Chahar coming into the side.

They may be tempted to go with Chahar as he offers them another batting option in a side that in the First ODI had a tail that was slightly too long. Ravi Ashwin is a number eight, not a number seven.

The other change may involve Ruturaj Gaikwad coming into the side and opening. The top scorer at the last IPL deserves a chance.

If that were to happen, skipper KL Ragul would probably move down to four, a position that he seems to prefer in ODIs anyway.

The player sacrificed would then either be Venkatesh Iyer or Shreyas Iyer.

Venkatesh also bowls a bit, despite the fact he didn’t in the First ODI, so may keep his place.

Player to Watch: Jasprit Bumrah

If you were to take one fast bowler all around the world to play all formats in all conditions, it may well be Bumrah that you picked.

The man with the strange bowling action and bizarrely short run-up is a real master of his craft.

No wonder the Mumbai Indians wasted no time in retaining him, yet released other top-class players.

He was at his usual high level in the 1st ODI, taking 2-48 including eventually dismissing dangerman Temba Bavuma.

He’ll be very much their key bowler again here.

India’s Likely XI

Dhawan, Gaikwad, Kohli, Rahul (Captain), Venkatesh Iyer, Pant (WK), Ashwin, Thakur, Chahar, Chahal, Bumrah.

Venue & conditions

We’re at Paarl again for the second game. It’s a wicket where you get good value for your runs due to a fast outfield and slightly short boundaries.

Thanks to van der Dussen’s brilliance, SA probably scored about 20 or so more than the par score, which is probably closer to the 275 mark than South Africa’s 296 on the day.

The wicket stayed pretty true throughout so chasing isn’t necessarily a disadvantage. Having won here on Wednesday, SA’s record here in ODIs is now seven out of eight, which is superb.

Their record at Paarl was one of the main reasons why I successfully tipped them at 2.4 to win before the first game.

South Africa vs India Head-to-Head

Time to talk South Africa v India head to head. They’ve played each other 85 times with SA winning 47 of them, India 35 and three no-results thrown in there, as well. They first played in 1991.

So South Africa have very much had the upper hand in this contest. India of course need to win this one or else the Series will be gone. 

South Africa vs India Head-to-Head Second ODI 2022

South Africa vs India Toss Prediction

Things are pretty close in the South Africa vs India toss winner statistics but India are just ahead by 3 tosses. Bavuma won it on Wednesday but it may be India’s turn to win it this time.

What’s more, KL Rahul is normally good at the toss in the IPL, so we’re going with India to win the toss here.

South Africa vs India Toss Prediction Second ODI 2022

South Africa 41 48.2%
India 44 51.8%

India vs South Africa Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back South Africa to win @ 2.22 with Pure Win

As stated already, the hosts wee a good win for us last time out at 2.4. Sadly, that price has gone (understandably) after SA took the first match.

But they’re still the outsiders here at 2.22 and that makes them the bet again. In the likes of Bavuma and van der Dussen they have two players who carried their good Test match form into this Series and it’s surely only a matter of time before Quinton de Kock fires.

They also have a longer batting line-up than India, irrespective of whatever changes KL Rahul’s men make to their team for this one.

If it’s a tight match, that could make all the difference.

As for the bowling, the simple fact that Rabada may not even get into the side tells you their resources in this department are strong.

And don’t forget about their record at Paarl (86% win rate), which is right up there with one of the best in the world when it comes to a team winning at a particular ground

Good enough reasons to stick with the hosts at good odds.

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Today’s South Africa vs India Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Ruturaj Gaikwad to be India’s top batsman @ 8.89 with 10CRIC

As we say time and again here at Bet Rally, betting is about finding wrong prices. Which is another way of saying, prices (odds) that are bigger than they should be.

The First ODI was a case in point.

KL Rahul was 7.89 to be India’s top batsman. We thought that was a good bet because he was being priced up as a middle-order batsman when we suspected he might open the batting. As it happens, he didn’t win.

But that’s not the point.

A player batting higher than many think is one of the things to look out for when betting on top batsman markets, as explained in our top batsman betting guide.

There’s a similar scenario here with Gaikwad. He’s in excellent form after scoring a barely-believable four centuries in five matches in the recent Hazare Trophy.

If he plays here (see team news) he’ll almost certainly open. And if he does, in light of his once-in-lifetime form, he’s an excellent bet at 8.49 with 10 CRIC.

And by the way, if he doesn’t play, you just get your money back and there’s no harm done.

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South Africa vs India ODI fun statistics

Let’s round things off with some stats.

  • Shikhar Dhawan has exactly twice (34) the number of fifties as he has centuries (17) in ODIs.
  • Shardul Thakur hit his maiden ODI fifty last time in what was his 16th ODI appearance.
  • Temba Bavuma has an excellent ODI record. In just 14 matches he has two centuries, two fifties and an average of 55.