WI vs SA Fantasy Prediction: West Indies vs South Africa 1st Test – 10 June (St. Lucia). Jason Holder, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kyle Mayers, and Aiden Markram are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts West Indies will take on South Africa in the 1st test match of the two matches series. West Indies would want to continue their good form with the red ball.
West Indies have played well in the red ball cricket lately, and they would want to continue. Shai Hope will open the innings in this game, whereas Bonner and Blackwood will handle the middle-order. Kyle Mayers has been brilliant since his debut, whereas Cornwall has also impressed with his bowling. Roach and Joseph will lead the pace bowling line-up, whereas Jayden Seales can make his debut.
South Africa will miss the services of Faf du Plessis in this series, and the batting needs to step up. Aiden Markram has played well this season, whereas Elgar, De Kock, Dussen, and Bavuma have to use their experience. The bowling looks strong with the likes of Rabada, Nortje, Ngidi, and Maharaj.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 162 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. We can expect a grass covering in this game on the pitch.
Probable XI for both sides:-
West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua da Silva, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales.
South Africa – Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada.
Two Match Test Series
Match: West Indies vs South Africa First Test Match
Date and Time: 10 June, Thursday – 7:30 pm IST
Venue: Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium, St Lucia.
Where to Watch: Live on Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
- Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Nkrumah Bonner, and Kyle Mayers.
- Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, and Temba Bavuma.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Rahkeem Cornwall and Alzarri Joseph
- Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi
NOTE:- The Stats mentioned are of the test matches.
WI vs SA Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Quinton de Kock will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Kock is not in great form, but he is a world-class player and has a test average of 37.14.
WI vs SA Fantasy Batsmen
Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen will be our batsmen from South Africa. Markram has scored 268 runs in 2021 at an average of 53.60, whereas Dussen has scored 485 career runs at an average of 34.64. Both of them are technically solid players.
Kraigg Brathwaite and Nkrumah Bonner will be our batsmen from West Indies. Brathwaite has scored 386 runs in 2021 at an average of 48.25, whereas he has scalped three wickets. Bonner has scored 375 runs in just four games at an average of 62.50, whereas he has scored one century as well. Both of them played brilliantly in the last series against Sri Lanka.
[You can also take Shai Hope instead of Nkrumah Bonner]
WI vs SA Fantasy All-Rounders
Jason Holder and Kyle Mayers will be our all-rounders from West Indies. Holder has scalped 123 test wickets, whereas he has scored over 2200 runs with the bat. Mayers has scored 462 runs in just four games at an average of 66.00, whereas he has scalped four wickets with the ball. Both of them are the ace all-rounders of this side.
WI vs SA Fantasy Bowlers
Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada will be our bowlers from South Africa. Rabada is a veteran of 202 wickets, whereas Nortje has scalped 39 in ten games. Both of them are wicket-taking pacers.
Kemar Roach and Rahkeem Cornwall will be our bowlers from West Indies. Roach is a veteran of 214 wickets, whereas Cornwall has scalped 31 in just seven games. Cornwall has also scored a couple of half-centuries with the bat.
Match Prediction: West Indies are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Jason Holder and Kraigg Brathwaite
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Kyle Mayers and Anrich Nortje
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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.