South Africa vs West Indies: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 1st T20I

Reece Topley

Match Preview

South Africa and West Indies are going to face each other for a three-match T20I series starting tomorrow.

Moreover, the first game of the series is going to be hosted by SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion.

In the recently-concluded ODI series, the series was tied at 1-1 after South Africa put up a great show in the 3rd ODI.

Thus, both these teams will now look to get a proper win in the T20I series as this tour has been a mixed bag so far.

Furthermore, both these teams last played a T20I game in the T20 World Cup last year. This makes this series all the more exciting.

Therefore, we have a great game on our hands at Centurion tomorrow between these two evenly-matched T20I teams.

Match Details

Match: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st T20I

Venue: SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion

Date: 25th March 2023

Time: 5:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The surface at Centurion is an excellent one to bat on when it comes to T20 cricket. Moreover, the wicket is hard and flat, which gives batters a good amount of bounce and carry. Therefore, the team winning the toss should look to bat first at this venue.

Full Squads for South Africa vs West Indies, 1st T20I

South Africa

Aiden Markram (c), David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Wayne Parnell, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Quinton de Kock (wk), Anrich Nortje, Imaad Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi

West Indies

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell (c), Sharmarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith, Sheldon Cottrell, Yannic Cariah

Probable Playing XI for South Africa vs West Indies, 1st T20I

South Africa

Aiden Markram (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Tristan Stubbs, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje

West Indies

Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Sharmarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Raymon Reifer, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph

Probable Winner

As the teams are evenly matched in T20Is, it is difficult to say which way the match will go. Nonetheless, it is going to be exciting to see who takes lead.

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