South Africa vs West Indies: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Details, 2nd ODI

Reece Topley

Match Preview

South Africa and West Indies are going to face each other for the 2nd ODI tomorrow.

Buffalo Park in East London is going to host this game once again between these two teams.

Unfortunately, the 1st ODI between these two sides had to be abandoned without a ball being bowled as the rain Gods played a spoilsport.

Therefore, both teams will be hoping that rain doesn’t come tomorrow so that a proper 50-over game can take place.

Moreover, both these teams host a multitude of star players who have the ability to win games for their teams from any position.

But, the visitors have already lost the Test series against the Proteas by 2-0 and will look to make a comeback by winning this series 2-0 against South Africa.

Meanwhile, the hosts will look to beat the Windies 2-0 yet again in this ODI series.

Thus, this game is very important as it will determine which of these two sides takes the lead in this series.

Match Details

Match: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI

Venue: Buffalo Park, East London

Date: 18th March 2023

Time: 4:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The surface at Buffalo Park is favourable for batters as it is a flat track and the boundaries are short. Moreover, the average first innings score at this venue is 300 runs. Furthermore, the weather is going to be good with no chances of rain.

Full Squads for South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI

South Africa

Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Tony de Zorzi, Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Quinton de Kock (wk), Ryan Rickelton (wk), Imaad Fortuin, Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wayne Parnell

West Indies

Brandon King, Keacy Carty, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Sharmarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope (c & wk), Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith, Shannon Gabriel, Yannic Cariah

Probable Playing XI for South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI

South Africa

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Tony de Zorzi, Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala

West Indies

Shai Hope (c & wk), Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Sharmarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that South Africa will win this game and take a lead in the ODI series against the Windies.

On the other hand, West Indies will look to get a positive start in this series.

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