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

26 June 2021 | 23:30 | National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
161/2 in 15.0 10.73 winner
160/6 in 20.0 8.00

Toss Winner - West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner West Indies beat South Africa by 8 wickets

Host West Indies eye a strong start against South Africa at Grenada

  • Earlier this year, West Indies managed to beat Sri Lanka in three-match T20I series played at home
  • Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard have shown decent form for West Indies this season.
  • South Africa have suffered defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the four-match T20I series played in South Africa.

Expect West Indies to register a comfortable win over South Africa at Grenada.

  • 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

Host West Indies will be looking to start the T20I series on a winning note when they take on South Africa in the opening game at National Cricket Stadium, Grenada on Saturday.

The hosts have included Andre Russell, Shimron Hetymer, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh Jr and Oshane Thomas for the five-match series against South Africa. Given the T20 World Cup will be played later this year; West Indies will be looking to deliver the goods as a unit and prepare well for the showpiece event.

On the other hand, South Africa have named their 19-man squad for the five-match T20I series against West Indies. After doing well in the T20I series against Pakistan, the selectors have decided to retain the likes of Aiden Markram, Lizaad Williams, Sisanda Magala, Kyle Verreynne and Bjorn Fortuin for tour of West Indies.

This will be Temba Bavuma’s first assignment as captain of the T20I side. The experienced missed the home series against Pakistan due to injury.

Teams Preview

West Indies Preview

The hosts will be looking to produce their best cricket in the series opener at Grenada.  The team management will be looking to field their full-strength side for this opening fixture.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the opening pair of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis to get the side off to a flying start.

Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetymer and Kieron Pollard will make up the middle-order for West Indies for this opening encounter. Andre Fletcher is expected to be first-choice keeper for West Indies as Nicholas Pooran has gone through a lean run with the bat.

Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo will be genuine all-rounders for West Indies, who offer value with bat and ball.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Sheldon Cottrell, Akeal Hossain and Hayden Walsh Jr. to provide timely breakthroughs.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard (captain), Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetymer, Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell/ Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Akeal Hossain and Hayden Walsh Jr.

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Blackwood 49 106 6 0 46.23
S Hope 43 103 4 0 41.75
K Mayers 12 31 1 0 38.71
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Roach 21.4 6 45 3 2.08
K Mayers 15.0 6 28 3 1.87
S Gabriel 16.0 4 65 2 4.06
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Roach 21.4 6 45 3 2.08
K Mayers 15.0 6 28 3 1.87
S Gabriel 16.0 4 65 2 4.06

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Obed McCoy, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Kevin Sinclair, Nicholas Pooran, ADS Fletcher, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell

South Africa Preview

The visitors played excellent in the two-match Test series and will be hoping to continue the winning momentum in the 20-over format.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on in-form opener Quinton de Kock, middle-order trio of Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since September 2019, wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock has topped the batting charts for South Africa in the T20 format. Left-hander has accumulated 416 runs in 11 innings with four fifties to his name. Given his splendid performance in the two-match Test series, de Kock will be keen to continue his decent form in this five-match series.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi to provide timely breakthroughs. George Linde and Anrich Nortje will be other prominent bowling options

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Q de Kock 96 162 8 0 59.26
D Elgar 77 237 8 0 32.49
K Verreynne 27 89 2 0 30.34
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Mulder 4.0 3 1 3 0.25
K Rabada 13.0 6 24 2 1.85
L Ngidi 7.0 0 27 2 3.86
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Mulder 4.0 3 1 3 0.25
K Rabada 13.0 6 24 2 1.85
L Ngidi 7.0 0 27 2 3.86

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 20 0 mm. 1.51 k/h From: SSW 0%
03h 20 0 mm. 0.34 k/h From: SSW 0%
06h 20 0 mm. 0.37 k/h From: NE 0%
09h 25 0 mm. 1.33 k/h From: WSW 0%
12h 29 0 mm. 3.02 k/h From: WSW 0%
15h 32 0 mm. 4.59 k/h From: WSW 0%
18h 29 0 mm. 4.76 k/h From: WSW 0%
21h 23 0 mm. 1.3 k/h From: SSW 0%

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the prepared for the game at Grenada is expected to be belter of a wicket with plenty of runs for both batting units. Expect bowlers to struggle to take wickets on such a placid pitch. The weather will be fair for the Saturday’s game.

Venue Details

The National Cricket Stadium in St George’s, Grenada is going to host the series opener between South Africa and West Indies.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl first on this surface. Average first innings score at Grenada is around 200 runs

WI vs RSA Winning Prediction

After analyzing both the squads, West Indies will fancy their chances of beating South Africa in this contest. With likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Evin Lewis in the batting lineup, expect the home side to pile on the runs in this series opener.

On the other hand, South Africa will need to show a lot of discipline and good captaincy to break their poor form in the T20 format.

Expect West Indies to register a comfortable win over South Africa at Grenada.

Author: Shoaib Z.