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Afghanistan vs South Africa Predictions: Cricket World Cup betting tips, news, lineups

By Andrew Francis

Published: 11:06, 8 November 2023

Afghanistan will be looking to find the win they need to remain in contention for semi-final qualification when they take on South Africa on Friday.

Afghanistan vs South Africa Betting Tips

Afghanistan to come up short in pursuit of qualification

Afghanistan come into this match knowing they need to win, as well as seeing Pakistan and New Zealand lose, to pull off one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history and qualify for the semi-finals. It’s been a tournament to remember for the Afghanistan side, with tremendous wins over Sri Lanka and Pakistan giving them a shot of a semi-final spot with just one game left to play.

South Africa have already sealed their place in the final four, losing just two of their eight matches so far and they could be found guilty of taking their foot off the gas as they look towards a huge semi-final match against Australia.

Afghanistan could well pull off another shock here but, with two other results needing to go their way, we can’t see them making the semi-final. It’s still been a tournament that the side will be able to look back on with immense pride, though.


Afghanistan vs South Africa team news

Both sides have named their 15 man squads for the Cricket World Cup. Here are the details of the players who will line up on Friday:

Afghanistan: Noor Ahmad, Ikram Ali Khil, Fazal Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Reyaz Hassan, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Azmat Omarzai, Abdul Rahman, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najib Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran.

South Africa: Temba Bavuma, Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.