South Africa vs West Indies: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 3rd ODI

Reece Topley

Match Preview

South Africa and West Indies are going to clash for the third and last ODI today at Senwes Park.

In the 2nd ODI, the visitors prevailed over the hosts as the Windies beat the Proteas by 48 runs.

Moreover, batting first, West Indies posted a mammoth total of 335/8 in their 50 overs and gave South Africa a target of 336.

However, the Proteas failed to reach the target although they gave a good fightback. Their final score was 287/10.

Therefore, the visitors will look to seal this ODI series by 2-0 and gain the upper hand when they play the T20I series.

On the other hand, South Africa will look to level the series 1-1 by playing some good cricket against the visitors today.

Thus, we will get an interesting and another high-scoring game between these two sides today. Fans couldn’t be more excited.

Shai Hope has led his team well and he was the star of the 2nd ODI as he led by example, scoring 128* from 115 balls.

Meanwhile, Proteas skipper, Temba Bavuma also scored 144 from 118 balls in the second innings to give a solid platform for the hosts.

Therefore, today’s match can also see some tons being scored and high scores being set by both teams.

Match Details

Match: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd ODI

Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

Date: 21st March 2023

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

This venue is going to host an international game after a span of three years. Moreover, the pitch will offer more assistance to the pacers, but as the game will progress, batters will get more effective with their stroke play. Furthermore, team winning the toss should bowl first. The average first innings score at this venue is 280.

Full Squads for South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd ODI

South Africa

Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Tony de Zorzi, Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Wayne Parnell, Wiaan Mulder, Henrich Klaasen (wk), Quinton de Kock (wk), Ryan Rickelton (wk), Imaad Fortuin, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Lizaad Williams, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi

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 XI for South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd ODI

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Tony de Zorzi, Rassie van der Dussen, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Bjorn Fortuin, Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

West Indies

Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Sharmarh Brooks, Shai Hope (c & wk), Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Yannic Cariah, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph

Probable Winner

From the team combination and previous game’s result, we can say that West Indies has a great chance of winning.

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