WI-L vs SA-L Dream 11 Prediction: South Africa will look to start with a win while West Indies will look to get back into winning ways.
South Africa Legends will look to come out all guns blazing in their first match of the Road Safety World Series when they meet the West Indies Legend in the 4th match of the tournament. Both teams are studded with some greats of the yesteryears and will look to recall some of the glory days of the past. West Indies were outplayed in the 1st match against the India Legends and will look to make a comeback to keep themselves in contention for the final.
South Africa will be led by Jonty Rhodes while West Indies will be led by the legendary Brian Lara. The Proteas will be relying on the duties of Herschelle Gibbs who was one of the finest batsmen of his time. However, most of the players haven’t played enough in the recent past and they will have their task cut out. On the other hand, West Indies was impressive with the bat in patches and will look to better their performance against South Africa.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The surface at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai has always been batting friendly. However batting wasn’t easy during the match between India and Sri Lanka. The visitors had India on the rope before Irfan Pathan rescued a sinking ship with a match-winning half-century. Keeping the trend in mind, the team winning the toss might opt to bowl.
Probable Playing XI’s
West Indies Legends
Daren Ganga, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brian Lara (c), Danza Hyatt, Carl Hooper, Ricardo Powell, Ridley Jacobs (wk), Tino Best, Sulieman Benn, Pedro Collins, Dinanath Ramnarine
South Africa Legends
Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Rudolph, Johann van der Wath, Lance Klusener, Jonty Rhodes (C), Morne van Wyk (wk), Ryan McLaren, Andrew Hall, Albie Morkel, Johann van der Wath, Paul Harris
Road Safety World Series
Match 4: West Indies Legends vs South Africa Legends
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
5 must-have players in the dream XI team
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brian Lara, Tino Best, Herschelle Gibbs, Albie Morkel
Dream XI Wicket-keepers
Morne Van Wyk will be the sole wicket-keeper in our dream XI team. He was a good striker of the ball during his prime. He remained in the shadows of Mark Boucher for the majority of his career. However, he did make his presence felt in limited opportunities. He will look to make a mark in the tournament.
Dream XI Batsmen
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brian Lara, Daren Ganga and Herschelle Gibbs will be the four batsmen in our dream XI team. Chanderpaul looked in great touch against India and will look to continue the good work. He will take his time but will give you the much-needed points more often than not.
Brian Lara and Daren Ganga both looked in sublime touch during the opening encounter. While Ganga made 31, Lara stroked his way to a gorgeous 17 before departing. Both these batters will look to build on their start and help West Indies win their first match of the tournament.
Gibbs was one of the finest batsmen of his time. On his day, Gibbs has the ability to dismantle any bowling line-up. His knock of 175 against Australia in the record run chase match remains one of the highlights of his career.
Dream XI All-rounders
Albie Morkel, Lance Klusener and Ryan McLaren will be the three all-rounders in our dream XI team. Morkel is a sensational striker of the ball and can also chip in with some important wickets. The southpaw can smash the ball a long way.
On the other hand, Klusener remains one of the most hard-hitting all-rounders of all time. His heroics in the 1999 World Cup is still etched in the memory of cricket lovers. He was a top-class bowler as well and served South Africa for a long time.
Dream XI Bowlers
Tino Best, Dinanath Ramnarine and Johan Van der Wath will be the three bowlers in our dream XI team. Best looked quite threatening against India and unsettled the oldies of India with his raw pace and hostility. He clicked 140 which is serious pace even at the international level.
Meanwhile, Ramnarine was quite impressive with his leg-breaks and bagged some crucial wickets against India. On the other hand, Van der Wath also remains an impressive prospect who bagged some crucial wickets during his heydays.
Captain and Vice-captain
Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be the captain of the day while Herschelle Gibbs will be the vice-captain.
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.