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West Indies vs South Africa, WI vs RSA, Today Match Prediction

01 July 2021 | 23:30 | National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
167/6 in 20.0 8.35 winner
146/9 in 20.0 7.30

Toss Winner - South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner West Indies beat South Africa by 21 runs

West Indies’ challenge to level the series

  • South Africa’s batting has depended on Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks as most of the other players have played poorly
  • South Africa’s record away from home in the last two years has been poor and they have failed to win key games
  • West Indies have good hitters of the ball in Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell

West Indies to win

  • Tournament: South Africa tour of West Indies, 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
  • Toss: To Bowl

wi vs rsa Match Prediction & Analysis

It was a thriller of a contest as the South Africans as they snatched a 1-run win against hosts West Indies to take a 2-1 lead in the series. In the last two games West Indies have allowed the game to drift away from their hands after looking all set for an easy win.  They would have to overcome this problem to win this game and the South Africans shall be looking to drive forward their momentum. 

South Africa has been poor tourists in the last few series they have played and even in the two wins their batting line-up has been found wanting. They have a big challenge in their hands given the kind of batting strength that hosts have and with their backs to the wall West Indies would definitely fight back to level the series. 

Teams Preview

West Indies Preview

Kieron Pollard would be upset with the way his side messed up the run chase in the last game falling two runs short of the victory target. Their middle order has let the side down in the last two games and this is something Pollard would like to work on in this must-win game.  He would expect his side to play with more maturity in this game. 

The side would be expecting a strong start from Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons and both these players scored runs in the last game. In the middle order runs would be expected from Jason Holder, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran who got their starts but failed to convert them into big scores. Pollard, Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo add depth to this line-up. 

Obed McCoy and Holder did a fine job with the ball in the last game and the side would be expecting a similar start from them in this game. Fabian Allen and Russell were expensive and hence the side would be expecting them to bowl tighter lines here. In Pollard, Bravo and Kevin Sinclair they have good depth in this department.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard (c), Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy, Kevin Sinclair

West Indies Key Players From Previous Game Of South Africa tour of West Indies, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
E Lewis 27 21 2 1 128.57
N Pooran 27 28 1 1 96.43
A Russell 25 16 0 3 156.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
O McCoy 4.0 0 22 4 5.5
D Bravo 4.0 0 25 3 6.25
J Holder 3.0 0 18 0 6
Bowlers O M R W Econ
O McCoy 4.0 0 22 4 5.5
D Bravo 4.0 0 25 3 6.25
J Holder 3.0 0 18 0 6

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Obed McCoy, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Fidel Edwards, LMP Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell

South Africa Preview

Temba Bavuma’s side comes here with their confidence high. The side has now won two consecutive games and taken a lead in the series against all predictions. In the last two games it is their bowling attack that has delivered the goods for the side and a similar show would be expected from them here. Bavuma would want his team to carry this momentum forward and win this game and the series along with it. 

Openers Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks are in good form and the side would need a good start from them here. Bavuma hasn’t looked at his best and needs to do well in the middle order along with Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram. George Linde and David Miller have been in poor form down the order and the side would need a strong show from them. 

Markram and Linde were expensive with the new ball and the side would need tight spells from them in this game. Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi bowled tight spells in the last game and a similar show would be needed from them in this game. Kagiso Rabada had an off day in the last game and shall look to keep the run rate under control in the middle order along with Tabraiz Shamsi. 

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game Of South Africa tour of West Indies, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Q de Kock 72 51 5 2 141.18
R van der Dussen 32 24 2 1 133.33
A Markram 23 18 1 1 127.78
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Nortje 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
T Shamsi 4.0 0 13 2 3.25
G Linde 3.0 0 33 1 11
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Nortje 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
T Shamsi 4.0 0 13 2 3.25
G Linde 3.0 0 33 1 11

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0 mm. 1.42 k/h From: SSW 0%
03h 21 0 mm. 0.53 k/h From: S 0%
06h 21 0 mm. 0.14 k/h From: ENE 0%
09h 27 0 mm. 1.64 k/h From: WSW 0%
12h 32 0 mm. 4.16 k/h From: SW 0%
15h 34 0 mm. 5.32 k/h From: SW 0%
18h 32 0 mm. 4.26 k/h From: WSW 0%
21h 25 0 mm. 0.98 k/h From: N 0%

Weather Conditions

There are rains on the cards on July 1 at Grenada and batting conditions are likely to be challenging for the batsmen. They would have to focus on accumulating runs rather than hitting hand.  The side that bats first would like to set a score of 170 runs on the board. 

Venue Details

National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada is a small ground and has shorter square boundaries. Fast bowlers have done well here with the new ball and batsmen who get used to the pace of the surface have also done well. The odd ball can turn sharply and spinners are always in the game. 

Toss: To Bowl

The wicket has been tough to bat on early in the game and fast bowlers have got some assistance from the pitch. In all the games played so far we have seen the track ease as the game has progressed. Hence the skipper winning the toss would not have any hesitation in bowling first on this surface. 

WI vs RSA Winning Prediction

South Africans have taken a lead in the series and this is something few would have expected them at the start of the series. The side would look to make use of this momentum and win the series in this game. West Indies for the first time in this T20 series would be under pressure. They have to now play the chase up game and level the series. The hosts would need a good start from their openers and runs in the lower middle order. It will be a close contest but the West Indies with their batting strength shall start favorites here.

West Indies to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee