India v South Africa: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 3, 2019

Indian cricket fans have had to wait longer than everyone else for their team to make their entrance at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Virat Kohli and his men will finally take their bow at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday as they tackle South Africa with both teams anxious for the points. So how will these World Cup tips for India v South Africa play out?

The rest may well have benefited India, but they are now playing catch up with the teams at the top of the early table. The South Africans, meanwhile, are winless after two games. Even at this stage of the competition are in danger of dropping out at the end of the groups.

What are the cricket odds for India v South Africa?

We have a clear leader in the result betting. India starts things off at 1.44 with Betway, while the same bookmaker has the South Africans out at 2.75.

India have no immediate form in this World Cup. But we expect them to start strongly as the second favourites and number two ranked side in the world. South Africa aren’t as bad a team as those odds suggest. But those prices reflect their two defeats, one of which came at the hands of unfancied Bangladesh.

Much could depend on the toss. As we’ve seen, it’s been difficult to chase anything above 300. Based on form and strength we have to go with India. However, we were hoping for better odds than the 1.44 figure that’s been declared.

Match Odds Summary: India: 1.44 (Betway – Editor’s Pick). South Africa: 2.75.

What are the top batsman World Cup tips for India v South Africa?

India’s top three are the most likely sources of a profit in this game. It’s Virat Kohli who starts as favourite to top score against South Africa at 2.87. Kohli will always be short. But that does leave some value in other batters. This includes Rohit Sharma at 4.33 with Bet365, and Shikhar Dhawan at 4.50.

India will look to MS Dhoni to finish in the final overs. You can back the former skipper at a generous 9.00. Other picks include KL Rahul at 5.50, Dinesh Karthik at 11.00, and Hardik Pandya at 12.00.

Key South Africa batsmen have all found form at times in their first two games, but no one has pushed on to make a big score. Skipper Faf Du Plessis gave us a nice profit in the previous tie with Bangladesh and he looks a generous option again at 5.00.

Quinton De Kock starts things off as favourite at 3.75 and he’s followed by Hashim Amla at 4.50. Meanwhile, in a crowded market, other selections include Aiden Markram at 5.00, Rassie Van Der Dussen at 5.50, David Miller at 8.00, and JP Duminy at 10.00.

Our preference for South Africa would be De Kock, who found form against England and then suffered an unfortunate run out in the game with Bangladesh. However, odds of 3.75 look short and we’ve already gone for one favourite in this match.

We’ll therefore switch and tip Rohit Sharma to top score for India. Kohli is a worthy favourite, but Rohit delivers tons of profit in this market and has a tendency to start tournaments and series with a big score in these World Cup tips for India v South Africa.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 2.87, Sharma 4.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Dhawan 4.50, Rahul 5.50, Dhoni 9.00, Karthik 11.00, Pandya 12.00.

South Africa: De Kock 3.75, Amla 4.50, Du Plessis 5.00, Markram 5.00, Van Der Dussen 5.50, Miller 8.00, Duminy 10.00.

What are the total match stumpings World Cup tips for India v South Africa?

This is a market that we haven’t used before, but when we saw the odds, we had to get involved. There is a price available of 2.75 for Over 0.5 stumpings, so we need just one to come in for that to convert.

With India’s wily spinners and MS Dhoni’s quick hands, surely we will get a profit on that bet. At the end of either innings with players coming down the pitch to advance the score, it’s a 2019 World Cup satta that we just can’t turn down.

Total Match Stumpings Odds Summary: Over 0.5: 2.75 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Under 0.5: 1.40.