South Africa take on West Indies in a World Cup warm up match in Bristol on Sunday, the final practice for the Proteas before the tournament gets underway.
The countdown is on to the 30th May when the Proteas clash with England at The Oval in CWC Match 1 and we have a whole host of outright betting markets available. In terms of the tournament winner hosts England are trading as favourites at 2/1, the Proteas can currently be backed at 10/1 whilst West Indies are quoted at 16/1.
The Proteas are priced at 7/2 to reach the final and 12/10 to reach the semi finals and Quinton de Kock is 5/2 favourite to be the top South African run scorer in the tournament with Faf du Plessis next best at 11/4. With the ball Rabada is 3/1 favourite to be the first South African bowler to take a 5 wicket haul in the tournament
Other outright markets include total tournament runs, centuries and if you fancy we will see a single innings reach 500+ runs then 9/1 is the current quote.
This is the second warm up game for the Proteas who beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs at Cardiff on Friday. Faf du Plessis top scored with 88 and there were useful contributions from Amla (65) and van der Dussen (40) in a bat first total of 338/7.
Ngidi took 2 wickets in his first 7 balls to put Sri Lanka in early trouble and Andile Phehlukwayo finished with figures of 4/36 in his 7 overs as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 251.
A reminder that the Proteas will select from the following squad.
Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, David Miller, Dale Steyn, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Hashim Amla, Tabraiz Shamsi, Chris Morris.
West Indies were involved in a tri series with Bangladesh and Ireland earlier this month. They made it to the final where lost to Bangladesh but they are perhaps better judged on a 2-2 series draw at home to England earlier this year.
This is the Windies CWC squad:
Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas
Warm Up Match Betting, – Click here for all markets
South Africa 13/20
West Indies 13/10
Note prices quoted are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Regardless of the outcome here West Indies could be anything in this tournament but the Proteas looked in good shape against Sri Lanka and they will want to build on that before they take on the tournament favourites England in Match 1.