WI vs SA Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for Today match.
West Indies and South Africa will be playing in the 1st of the 5 matches T20I series at the National Cricket Stadium, St George’s Grenada.
WI vs SA 1st T20I Match Preview
The West Indies are coming into this series with their full strength with the likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, and Kieron Pollard. It will be a treat for the fans to watch this exciting series. Though the West Indies have lost the 2 match test series against South Africa, the Indies are going as the favorites in the shortest format. The Caribbean team won their last T20I series against Sri Lanka at their home.
Their bowling department also looks strong enough to take down any world-class batsman. Jason Holder and Dwayne Bravo will lead the pace attack alongside Obed McCoy and Andre Russell. Kevin Sinclair will be their primary spinner. Andre Russell will be their key allrounder as he will give them depth with both bat and bowl.
The West Indies at their home is always a difficult side to beat and it would be interesting to see how the Africans play against them.
South Africa will come into this series with a lot of confidence after beating the home side in the 2 match test series. They did not have a great series against Pakistan but will like to change their fortunes in this series. Their bowling department is solid, but their batting department will be slightly concerned for them as it does not match the West Indian lineup. Quinton de Kock will be their key man at the top of the order alongside Aiden Markram. Rassie Van der Dussen and David Miller will handle the middle order.
Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will lead the pace attack. Both of them are world-class bowlers and will play a big part going into this series. Tabraiz Shamsi along with George Linde will handle the spin department. Both the teams will be playing for the first time in a T20I game after the 2016 T20 World Cup.
Though the Head-to-head stats suggest that the Africans have an upper hand but the West Indies are surely going into this series as the favorites.
WI vs SA Match Details
West Indies vs South Africa, 1st T20I, South Africa tour of West Indies 2021.
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George’s Grenada.
Date: 26th June 2021.
Time: 11:30 PM IST.
WI vs SA Pitch Condition
Average total score: 206
Average 1st innings score: 208
(The average score is based on last 5 matches played so far at this venue).
The grounds in the Caribbean are known to be favorable for batters. The pitch at Grenada is also expected to be a batting-friendly track, and a score of above 180 can be expected from the team batting first. The Pacers can also be effective on this ground as the batters will go for runs. There will be no due factor in this game. Hence, the team batting first will look to bat.
It has been raining in Grenada from the last 4-5 days and showers have been forecast on the match day.
(The ground as hosted just one T20I match which was won by the team batting first).
WI vs SA Head-to-Head Record
Match Played: 10
WI Won: 4
SA Won: 6
No Results: 0
WI vs SA Dream11 Team News
- West Indies have named a 13-man squad for the first two T20Is.
- Sheldon Cottrell and S Hetmyer are missed from the squad.
- Temba Bavuma is back in the team after his hip and finger injury and is expected to open the innings alongside Quinton de Kock.
SA vs WI Probable Playing XI
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran(wk), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Kevin Sinclair, Obed McCoy.
Quinton de Kock(wk), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Top Picks for WI vs SA Dream11 Prediction
(49 M, 540 R, 20 A + 108 O, 26 W)
Russell is currently the best all-rounder in the world. He can smash any world-class bowling attacks and can also pick up some wickets with the bowl and is the best option for Captain and Vice-Captain for WI vs SA Dream11 Prediction Team.
(35 M, 989 R, 30 A)
He is a left-handed batsman who is likely to open the innings alongside Simmons in this game. Lewis was not in great form recently but is a solid player.
(61 M, 1656 R, 31 A)
Gayle is expected to bat at No 3 and is at the peak of his career, and we all know what a player he is. He can be very dangerous at his home and is a must-have pick in this encounter.
(57 M, 1262 R, 26 A)
Simmons is another experienced player from the team who is expected to open the innings along with Lewis. He is a brilliant player in this format and is another top pick for this game.
(79 M, 1277 R, 24 A + 115 O, 37 W)
Pollard will do the finishing duties for the team and can also bowl an over or two with the ball. He had a brilliant IPL recently and is in great form.
(20 M, 163 R, 16.30 A + 74 O, 16 W)
He is a bowling all-rounder. Jason Holder played 20 T20I matches and scored 163 runs and took 16 wickets.
(27 M, 392 R, 19 A)
He is another aggressive batsman from the team who will bat in the middle order for his team.
(74 M, 203 O, 62 W)
Bravo is another experienced player in this format. He will bowl in the death and is known for his cutters.
(5 M, 15 O, 5 W)
McCoy is one of the most consistent fast bowlers in the domestic circuit and will look to make his mark at the big stage as well. He will bowl in the powerplay and death.
Quinton de Kock:
(47 M, 1303 R, 31 A)
Se Kock will open the innings alongside Bavuma and is one of the best batsmen on their team. He will also do the keeping duties for the team and is a must-have pick in West Indies vs South Africa Dream11 Fantasy Team.
Rassie van der Dussen:
(20 M, 628 R, 41 A)
Dussen is a very technically sound batsman and has been very consistent for the team in recent times. He is expected to bat at No 3 and is another top pick for the game.
(8 M, 249 R, 35 A)
He is the captain of the team and will open the innings. Bavuma is a very talented batsman and can be tried as captain and vice-captain in your grand league teams.
(9 M, 237 R, 26 A)
Malan was in very good form against Pakistan in their last series. He will bat in the middle order and is another good pick for this game.
(81 M, 1525 R, 31 A)
Miller will do the finishing for the team. He was in very good form in the PSL recently and is a very dangerous player lower down the order.
(26 M, 96 O, 31 W)
He is a world-class bowler. Rabada is currently not in a good form but is a must-have pick in your fantasy sides. He is also a must have pick in WI vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction.
(5 M, 19 O, 3 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler who is known for his pace. Nortje was brilliant in the test series recently and is another top pick for this game.
(16 M, 53 O, 28 W)
He will bowl in the powerplay and is in excellent form. Ngidi is known for his cutters and can provide crucial breakthroughs for his team.
(32 M, 118 O, 31 W)
He is a left-arm chinaman bowler who has a very good record in T20Is. Shamsi can pick some crucial wickets in the middle overs for his team.
WI vs SA 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction
West Indies vs South Africa 1st T20I Dream11 Team for Small Leagues:
Q de Kock (C)
C Gayle, T Bavuma, E Lewis, R van der-Dussen
A Russell (Vc), J Holder
D Bravo, K Rabada, A Nortje, L Ngidi
- You can pick K Pollard in place of L Ngidi.
Captain and Vice-captain choices
- Quinton de Kock
- Andre Russell
- Chris Gayle
- Evin Lewis
- K Rabada
- Kieron Pollard
We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.