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

03 July 2021 | 23:30 | National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
143/9 in 20.0 7.15
168/4 in 20.0 8.40 winner

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

winner South Africa beat West Indies by 25 runs

Man of the Match: Aiden Markram

A T20 series in the balance, Can South Africa outplay West Indies in this contest?

  • In the past five T20I head-to-head encounters, West Indies leads the tally by winning three matches and South Africa has won two matches.
  • West Indies has leveled the series after a decisive win in the 4th T20 match against South Africa. Both the teams have played excellent cricket so far in this series.
  • The win in the previous match will boost the confidence of the West Indies team, especially the powerful knock by Kieron Pollard and the bowling performance by Dwyane Bravo. South Africa is also in excellent form, the batting form of Quinton de Kock is good news for the South African camp.

We predict that West Indies will defeat South Africa.

  • 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

The 5th match of the five-match T20 series of South Africa tour of West Indies 2021, will be played on 3rd July 2021 at National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada. Both the teams have won two matches each in this series, the fifth match will be the decider match for the winner of this series. 

In the past five T20 matches, these teams have played against each other, West Indies have won three and South Africa has won two matches. Tough the past record indicates West Indies to be a dominant side, South Africa has put up a strong fight against West Indies in this series. It would be interesting to see which team emerges victorious in this close contest.

Teams Preview

West Indies Preview

West Indies used to be one of the strongest teams in T20 cricket. They have not been consistent with their performances due to constant changes in the playing 11. In this T20 series against South Africa, West Indies have returned back to their previous form and they have been a dominant side against South Africa in the past. Home advantage at play in this match will be an added benefit for the West Indies team.

Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis form the opening pair for the West Indies batting unit. Lendl Simmons has scored runs consistently in the previous matches while Evin Lewis has struggled to score. Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nicholas Pooran consist of the batting middle order. These middle-order batsmen will have to anchor the innings for West Indies. In their previous match, the middle order had completely collapsed and this has been the weakness in the West Indies batting unit. Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell have the responsibility to finish the innings for the team.

Andre Russell and Dwyane Bravo will be the key bowlers for West Indies in this match against South Africa. In the previous match, Dwyane Bravo claimed 4 wickets for just 19 runs. Fidel Edwards, Obel McCoy, Chris Gayle, and Kieron Pollard are the bowling alternatives for this team. Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell have extensive experience of bowling in T20 matches.

Key Players: Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwyane Bravo

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Dwyane Bravo, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards.

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
K Pollard 51 25 2 5 204
L Simmons 47 34 4 4 138.24
F Allen 19 13 2 1 146.15
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Bravo 4.0 0 19 4 4.75
A Russell 4.0 0 30 2 7.5
C Gayle 2.0 0 11 1 5.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Bravo 4.0 0 19 4 4.75
A Russell 4.0 0 30 2 7.5
C Gayle 2.0 0 11 1 5.5

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

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

South Africa Preview

South Africa has put up an excellent performance in this T20 series against West Indies. This is an opportunity for South Africa to test their team capabilities before the T20 World Cup. South Africa will have to execute their plans perfectly in this match if they want to win this match and series. Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock are the key batsmen for South Africa in this T20 series. The opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks has failed to give the South African innings the required head start. Though Quinton de Kock has been scoring runs, The other batsmen in this batting unit have failed to contribute to the score. Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen form the middle order for this team. David Miller will have the responsibility to finish the innings for South Africa.

Tabraiz Shamsi and George Linde have been the leading bowlers in the South African bowling unit. Tabraiz Shamsi and Anrich Nortje managed to pull off a win for South Africa in the third T20 match of this series. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi add to the strength of this bowling unit.

Key Players: Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada.

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, 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 60 43 6 2 139.53
A Markram 20 20 2 0 100
K Rabada 16 12 1 1 133.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
G Linde 4.0 0 16 2 4
T Shamsi 4.0 0 13 2 3.25
A Nortje 4.0 0 32 1 8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
G Linde 4.0 0 16 2 4
T Shamsi 4.0 0 13 2 3.25
A Nortje 4.0 0 32 1 8

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 22 0 mm. 0.59 k/h From: WNW 0%
03h 22 0 mm. 0.92 k/h From: NW 0%
06h 22 0 mm. 0.78 k/h From: NW 0%
09h 28 0 mm. 2.19 k/h From: WNW 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 3.6 k/h From: W 13%
15h 35 0 mm. 5.6 k/h From: W 8%
18h 32 0 mm. 4.81 k/h From: WNW 4%
21h 25 0 mm. 1.03 k/h From: NNW 9%

Weather Conditions

The weather for this match will be mostly sunny. The temperature will vary between 41°C to 26°C.

Venue Details

The venue for this match is National Cricket Stadium, St George, Grenada. Both the teams have good batting firepower, expect this match to be a high-scoring affair.

Toss: To Bowl

Toss plays a crucial role in T20 cricket. The venue is known for favouring batting conditions. Whichever team wins the toss would want to chase the total as it gets easier to bat in the later stages of the game.

WI vs RSA Winning Prediction

West Indies has been a dominant side against South Africa. Both the teams have been neck-to-neck in this T20 series. West Indies have their batsmen in form while South Africa has their bowling unit presenting excellent cricketing skills. West Indies will have a home advantage in this contest.

We predict that West Indies will defeat South Africa.

Author: Manish Khorgade