South Africa vs India 3rd ODI Betting Tips 23/01/2022

January 23, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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South Africa vs India 3rd ODI Betting Tips 23/01/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The third and final ODI between South Africa and India will be played on Jan 23 (Sunday) at Newlands, Cape Town. The match is to begin at 2 pm IST.

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India are facing a barrage of criticism from back home after their meek surrender of the ODI series following the Test series loss.

The Men in Blue, who have beaten Australia in Australia in recent years, will now be going back home from Africa empty-handed and humiliated.

The second ODI defeat was the doing of another lackluster display in the middle overs and another ineffective bowling performance.

The mighty unit that not so long ago seemed invincible, now under new leadership, suddenly looks very weak and meek. Surely, Rohit Sharma’s absence is being felt but still, that’s no excuse for Team India to lose four straight matches in all formats against a side not completely out of transition.

South Africa

South Africa are in heaven. They must be! After all, they have humbled arguably the biggest Asian side on four straight occasions and clinched both the Test and ODIs trophies.

Now the dilemma for them is whether to continue to go at full strength or try some of the untried. The opportunity to whitewash the mighty Indian side would probably overtake them.

What’s remarkable about the South African victory is that Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje – their two best pacers – are not even playing. Had they been available, just imagine the carnage they’d have made.

And what’s surprising about the Proteas is the comfort with which they have batted through the series. In the last game, chasing 288 could have been tricky but the African pairing of Janneman Malan (91) and Quinton de Kock (78) formed a 132-run partnership and pretty much won the game and the series. The rest was a formality.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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India are still the favourites for the 3rd ODI. Parimatch has India priced at 1.70 and South Africa at 2.12. Paripesa has India available for 1.75 and South Africa available for 2.128. Lastly, Sportsbet has India priced at 1.71 and South Africa at 2.14.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: South Africa to win @ 2.14

This is not one of those usual times when India have lost an ordinary series. What is happening here is that their weaknesses have been exposed and their fundamental flaws have been laid bare. They lack express pace and new ball bowlers while their middle order has a bit of unrest. They are a side in a bit of transition, which is why we think that a historical 3-0 drubbing could be on the way here. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.

Tip: Quinton de Kock to score more than 32.5 runs @ 1.87

As we explain before the second ODI, Quinton de Kock loves to play against India. He demonstrated that with a brilliant 78 and now that his bat is flowing runs, expect another eye-catching knock from him. We expect him to score more than 30 2.5 runs in the final ODI. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


It’s not that South Africa are more superior or boast better talent than India but it’s just that the visitors are knackered and seem mentally not ready, with so many leadership changes happening around them. We don’t think there is anything they can salvage here. Going back to the drawing board and resetting things is their best option.

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