Date: 26 June, 2021
Time: 11:30 PM IST
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
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The inaugural game of the 5-match T20I series between West Indies and South Africa is set to kick off at National Cricket Stadium, St George’s Grenada on June 26th, 11:30 PM IST. After suffering a defeat at the hands of South Africa in the recent Test series, West Indies will now look forward to turn the tables in this 5-match T20I series. The stage is set for an exciting series in the shorter format of the game.
West Indies go into the 5-match T20 series against South Africa having suffered a defeat in the Tests. However, they won their last T20I series against Sri Lanka 2-1 earlier this year, which will give a confidence boost to them. With T20 specialists like Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle amongst others, West Indies looks strong on paper and will aim to win this series at home.
On the other hand, Temba Bavuma-led South Africa faced a humiliating loss against Pakistan, losing 3-1 earlier this year. However their side too is full of T20 specialists just like their opponents with the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Quinton De Kock amongst others who have been in great form off late. With that being said, it’ll be exciting to see if the visitors can outplay the West Indies in the 5-match series.
Probable Playing XI
West Indies- Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Sheldon Cottrell, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Obed Mc Coy, Fabian Allen
South Africa- Quinton De Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Jannneman Malan, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Temba Bavuma
Wicketkeepers: Quinton De Kock, Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen: Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Rassie Van Der Dussen
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers: Sheldon Cottrell, Dwayne Bravo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
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