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Ralph Staniforth 03 Feb 2020
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South Africa will be keen for revenge their group stage defeat against Afghanistan (Getty Images)
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South Africa vs Afghanistan Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


South Africa will look to rectify their opening day loss against Afghanistan by beating them in Benoni to claim 7th place. Bryce Parsons has performed well for South Africa and holds value in the best batsman market while the same applied to Afghanistan captain, Farhan Zakhil.

South Africa and Afghanistan go into the clash off the back of defeats to West Indies and Australia respectively. The value firmly lies in the hosts doing the business and securing 7th place.

South Africa Form


South Africa have won just two of their five matches at the tournament to date. The hosts thrashed both Canada and the UAE, but have come unstuck against their next opponents Afghanistan (group stage), and Bangladesh and West Indies in the play-offs. 

South Africa have however won four of the last five matches against Afghanistan so I believe they can turn the tables on them. The hosts are priced at $2.10 to win the match.

South Africa will go into the clash with their strongest possible side as they look to end what has been a rather disappointing tournament on a high note. Captain Bryce Parsons is averaging 51.8 with the bat at the tournament, so he will be key to South Africa’s chances. You can get him to top score for South Africa at $3.50.

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Bryce Parsons averages over 51 runs per innings for South Africa over the last five matches (Getty Images)

Afghanistan Form


Afghanistan are favourites to win this match at $1.72 after defeating South Africa earlier in this World Cup. That match was played in Kimberley which favoured the spin bowling options of Afghanistan while Benoni, the venue for this match, has offered far less assistance to the slower bowlers.

Afghanistan captain, Farhan Zakhil started the Under-19 Cricket World Cup poorly with the bat, but has come into his own in the last two matches, scoring 40 and 91 not out against Pakistan and Australia respectively. You can get Zakhil at $3.75 to top score for Afghanistan in this match.

South Africa v Afghanistan Head to Head


This will be the fifth meeting between the sides. South Africa have won three and Afghanistan one. The Afghans beat South Africa in the group stage of the 2020 Under 19 World Cup by 7 wickets last month.

South Africa v Afghanistan Betting Odds


Afghanistan have been priced as the favourites to win the match at $1.72, while South Africa are available at $2.10.

The captains of the respective sides look the best bet to score the runs, with Bryce Parsons available at $3.50 to top score for South Africa, and Farhan Zakhil priced at $3.75 to do the same for Afghanistan.

South Africa v Afghanistan Match Up


South Africa's batsmen will have to deal with Afghanistan’s Shafiqullah Ghafari who took 6-15 against South Africa earlier in the competition.Should the junior Proteas manage to keep Ghafari quiet they will go a long way to winning the match.

Getting Farhan Zakhil out early will also be on the top of South Africa’s to-do list, which is something pace bowler Achille Cloete managed to do in the first meeting between the sides.

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Farhan Zakhil scored 91 runs in his last innings at the U19 Cricket World Cup (Getty Images)

South Africa v Afghanistan Stats


  • South Africa have won three of their four meetings with Afghanistan
  • South Africa’s Bryce Parsons averages 51.8 with the bat in his last 5 matches.
  • Afghanistan’s Farhan Zakhil has scored 40 & 91 runs in his last 2 matches.

South Africa U19 v Afghanistan U19 FAQ

Where can I live stream the South Africa vs Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket World Cup match?

You can check out our live streaming calendar for the South Africa vs Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket World Cup match live stream online.

When is the South Africa vs Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket World Cup clash?

The South Africa vs Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket World Cup clash will take place on Wednesday 5 February at 08:00 GMT

Where is the South Africa vs Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket World Cup clash?

The South Africa vs Afghanistan Under-19 Cricket World Cup clash will take place in Benoni, South Africa.

Verdict

South Africa are tipped at $2.10 to win on a Benoni pitch that suits them a bit more. Bryce Parsons averaged over 50 with the bat in the tournament and is backed at $3.50 to be the hosts best batsman. For Afghanistan, captain Farhan Zakhil is valued at 3.75.

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