South Africa vs West Indies: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 1st ODI

Reece Topley

Match Preview

South Africa is going to host West Indies for a 3-match ODI series at home starting tomorrow.

The first game is going to be played at Buffalo Park in East London.

Furthermore, the Proteas are currently high on their win over the visitors in the Test series that ended 2-0 in their favor.

Moreover, their last ODI series was against England in Jan-Feb this year and they won 2-1.

Meanwhile, looking at the West Indies then, their last ODI series was against New Zealand in August last year.

They are also currently in 8th position in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League with 88 points to their credit.

However, this series will not affect their current standing as it is not a part of the Super League.

But, they will look to get a positive start to the ODI series by beating the hosts tomorrow.

Match Details

Match: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st ODI

Venue: Buffalo Park, East London

Date: 16th March 2023

Time: 4:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

Overall, Buffalo Park has been host to around 25 ODIs where team batting first has won 13 times. Moreover, the average first innings score at this venue has been 225, and the highest-ever ODI score recorded here is 369/6 by South Africa against Bangladesh. Pacers will get a good amount of support from the surface while spinners will be effective in the game from the middle overs.

Full Squads for South Africa vs West Indies, 1st 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 (wk), Shai Hope (c & wk), Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith, Shannon Gabriel, Yannic Cariah

Probable Playing XI for South Africa vs West Indies, 1st ODI

South Africa

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

West Indies

Shai Hope (c & wk), Brandon King, Sharmarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Shannon Gabriel

Probable Winner

From the team combinations and previous records, we can say that South Africa has a great chance of winning this match tomorrow.

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