WI vs SA Fantasy Prediction: West Indies vs South Africa 1st T20I – 26 June 2021 (Grenada). The West Indies team is full of T20 superstars.
Hosts West Indies will take on South Africa in the 1st T20I match of the five-match T20I series. Both teams are playing with their full-strength squad.
West Indies have started their T20 World Cup preparations with the arrival of their star players. Chris Gayle & Evin Lewis are back at the top-order, whereas Kieron Pollard and Andre Russel are their star all-rounders. Jason Holder and DJ Bravo will take care of the bowling duties.
The South African team would want to continue their test form in the T20I series. Quinton de Kock is the star opener, whereas Dussen, Markram, and Miller will also take care of the batting department. The bowling looks solid with the quartet of Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Tabraiz Shamsi.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the T20 domestic games played here is 140 runs.
Total Games Played: 3; Bat 1st Won: 0; Bat 2nd Won: 3
We can expect the rain to interfere in the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
West Indies – Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russel, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, DJ Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Kevin Sinclair.
South Africa – Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Five Match T20I Series
Match: West Indies vs South Africa First T20I Match
Date and Time: 26 June, Saturday – 11:30 PM IST
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, Grenada.
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nicholas Pooran.
Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, and Rassie van der Dussen.
Death Over Specialists
- DJ Bravo and Jason Holder
- Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje
WI vs SA Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Quinton de Kock will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Kock has scored 1303 T20I runs at an average of 31.02, whereas he has a strike-rate of 136.58. He will open the innings for the side.
WI vs SA Fantasy Batsmen
Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis will be our batsmen from the West Indies. Lewis has scored 989 T20I runs at a strike-rate of 155.75, whereas Gayle is a T20 veteran of over 10000 runs. Both of them will open the innings.
Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram will be our batsmen from South Africa. Dussen has scored 628 T20I runs at an average of 41.87, whereas Markram scored 179 runs at 44.75 in the last series against Pakistan. Both of them will bat at the top-order.
WI vs SA Fantasy All-Rounders
Kieron Pollard, Andre Russel, and Jason Holder will be our all-rounders from West Indies. Pollard scored 168 runs in IPL 2021 at a strike-rate of 171.42, whereas Russel scored 163 runs at 155.23. Both of them combined for ten wickets as well. Holder has also been consistent with both bat and ball in the leagues around the world.
WI vs SA Fantasy Bowlers
Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi will be our bowlers from South Africa. Rabada has scalped 31 T20I wickets, whereas Ngidi has scalped 28. Nortje has not played much T20I cricket, but he has a brilliant record in IPL. All three of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: West Indies are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Andre Russel and Quinton de Kock
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard
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