India vs South Africa Betting Tips

India vs South Africa Betting Tips T20 World Cup 2022
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Updated 28/10/2022

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

Our online cricket betting analysis and India vs South Africa betting tips are coming right up before this important match at the T20 World Cup.

The match will take place in Perth on Sunday, October 30 at 3:30 pm IST and could be an intriguing contest, so keep reading.

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India vs South Africa Betting Odds

Up next are our cricket predictions and betting tips for this huge match that will pretty much see the winning side having a foot in the semi-finals.

Our money is on South Africa because in what we view as a 50/50 match, they’re considerable outsiders and therefore available at a pretty good price.

I’ll explain why things have been pretty level between these two recently, which explains why they’re the value call.

I also have a good tip on who could be India’s top batsman at really big odds. As we always say, we only need a couple of these to land now and again to be in profit.

There’s also the toss winner prediction coming up next.

Bet Odds Site
Winner: South Africa 2.44
Toss: South Africa 1.85
Hardik Pandya to be India Top Batsman 10.5

India vs South Africa Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back South Africa to win @ 2.44 in live Betting with BlueChip

It’s true that India (well, Virat Kohli) showed huge nerves to get over the line against Pakistan and that they were ruthless against the Netherlands with both bat and ball.

But it’s also true that it wasn’t South Africa’s fault that their match against Zimbabwe was rained off when they were very much in a winning position. And they did the same sort of job on Bangladesh that India did on the Netherlands.

Yes, India have a good record against SA (13-9) and won four matches to South Africa’s three across the seven games they played against each other in 2022.

But it’s worth pointing out those seven games were in India and that there really hasn’t been much between these two sides, who look like two of the more competitive and better-balanced teams at this World Cup.

All of this means that if two sides are well-matched on paper, then it makes sense to go with the outsider in what is pretty close to a 50/50 game.

Which in this case, is South Africa.

And they’re not just marginal outsiders but 2.44 outsiders, which looks a pretty decent price indeed.

You could argue that with the absences of Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah for India, they’re not at their best with the ball, while SA have all their best bowlers available.

SA do of course have that Bavuma issue (see SA recent form) to deal with and if they do carry on playing him, it’s a negative.

But that alone won’t put us off going with SA at really attractive odds.

And if you haven’t read it already, here’s our BlueChip review.

India vs South Africa Hot Bet Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back Hardik Pandya to be India’s Top Batsman @ 10.5 with BlueChip

We’ve already seen that Perth isn’t the easiest venue for batting so far this World Cup.

There’s been extra bounce and swing available for the bowlers and SA have some pretty good ones in Rabada, Nortje and Parnell who can exploit those sorts of conditions.

So it’s not out of the question that SA could take a couple of early wickets with the out-of-form KL Rahul particularly vulnerable.

And that could mean the need for a rescue job by Hardik Pandya, batting at number five, especially if India are chasing a big score and have to be aggressive from the start.

Pandya has been a master at counter-attacking over the last year or so and odds of 10.5 about him top-scoring are just too good to not back him.

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India Recent Form

Sometimes after a huge win under the utmost pressure, it’s easy to get complacent and take your foot off the pedal.

But there was no such thing in India’s match against the Netherlands after that last-gasp win over Pakistan on Sunday.

There were half-centuries for Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Sky Yadav, the latter the pick of the three given he scored his 51 off just 25 balls, at a much better strike rate than the others.

It goes a long way to explaining why he was man-of-the-match given that it was the innings that really meant that there were far too many runs for the Netherlands to chase.

With the ball, they were just as ruthless as they had been with the bat.

All of Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel and Bhuvi Kumar helped themselves to two wickets each in a thoroughly professional display that the other favourites to win the World Cup will have taken note of.

India weren’t particularly fancied going into the tournament but the way they held their nerve against Pakistan and were so efficient against the Netherlands suggests they’re the team to beat at the moment.

Ravi Ashwin continues to justify his selection ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal and they may just play the same XI for the third match running.

Likely XI

Rahul, Sharma, Kohli, Yadav, Pandya, Karthik, Patel, Ashwin, Shami, Kumar, Singh.

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South Africa Recent Form

After the massive disappointment of the no-result against Zimbabwe in a match that they had pretty much won before the rain came, there was no letting up against Bangladesh.

Yes, the Tigers are a poor side but the Proteas certainly weren’t in the mood to let things get tight in that one.

Quinton de Kock carried on from where he left off against Zimbabwe (a quickfire 47 off 18) with another no-nonsense 63 to suggest he;s in pretty good form.

That’s important for SA because as an opener and a senior batsman, they’re going to need him at his best.

But the stand-out innings was of course that of Riley Rossouw.

The man who only returned to the national side after spending years in the international wilderness as a Kolpak player hit the first and so far only century of the World Cup off just 56 balls, thanks to eight sixes and seven fours.

He’s another who SA will need to fire if they want to go deep in this tournament.

With the ball, Anrich Nortje took four wickets, Tabraiz Shamsi took three and they bowled really well as a unit. So the signs are good.

But the Temba Bavuma issue carries on.

His last scores in T20Is now read: 0, 0, 3, 2 and 2.

It’s stating the obvious to say that if he wasn’t captain he would have been dropped a long time ago.

But for the time being the selectors seem to be persisting with him and are somehow hoping he’ll come good sooner or later.

Let’s see if their show of faith is justified or ends up being a massive mistake.

Likely XI

De Kock, Bavuma, Rossouw, Markram, Miller, Stubbs, Parnell, Maharaj, Rabada, Shamsi, Nortje.

India vs South Africa Head-to-Head

India are 13-9 up over the years in the head-to-head.

Interestingly, they played each other eight times already in 2022 so they know each other well.

There was a drawn Series (2-2) in June after the last match was washed out and in October India won 2-1 at home.

It was a match where that man Rossouw also scored a century (exactly 100 runs) so not only is he in form but he has good memories of playing India.

Venue & conditions

It’s been a real shame that what was looking like an excellent tournament has been affected by rain so much.

So far we’ve had four no-results after rain meant we couldn’t get a completed matches and a couple of others have also been affected, with extremely tricky conditions or rain-reduced games.

Thankfully, the signs are good for this one.

There’s ‘just’ a 20% chance of rain in Perth so at the very least we should get a completed match and we’re hoping to get the full 40 overs in.

Here at Perth so far this World Cup, Afghanistan managed just 112, Sri Lanka posted 157 and Zimbabwe scored 130 against Pakistan, which as we know, was enough to win the match by one run.

It could pay to go under 150 runs for the side batting first on the first innings runs line, given the wicket has been difficult to bat on and that these are two of the better bowling attacks.