South Africa and West Indies will be playing against each other on Tuesday after losing their first match in the super-12 format. Defending champions West Indies desperately need a solid performance to stay in contention for 2021 T20 WC semi-finals while South Africa, despite their loss to the Australian side, looked in good form unlike the Caribbean side. South African fast bowling duo Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje could be a big threat for West Indies batting line up.
Numbers and Stats before start of SA vs WI game:
1000 – Quinton de Kock needs 39 more runs while Evin Lewis needs 33 more runs to smash 1000 T20 runs in the year 2021 alone.
4000 – Rassie van der Dussen needs 46 more runs to smash 4000 runs in T20 Cricket overall.
3 – Tabraiz Shamsi needs 3 more wickets to have most T20I wickets in a calendar year surpassing Andrew Tye’s record of 31 wickets in 2018.
Most T20I wickets in a calendar year:
Andrew Tye – 31 in 2018
Dinesh Nakrani – 31 in 2021
Tabraiz Shamsi – 29 in 2021
Waseem Abbas – 29 in 2021
15 – Dwayne Bravo has taken 15 wickets against South Africa in T20Is.
Most wickets against South Africa in T20Is :
Dwayne Bravo / Chris Jordan – 15
Pat Cummins – 13
Jerome Taylor / Saeed Ajmal / Tom Curran – 12
18 – Both South Africa and West Indies have a identical record of winning 18 matches and losing 13 games in the T20 World Cup.
3 – Chris Gayle will become 3rd player to play 450 matches in T20 Cricket.
Most matches played in T20s :
Kieron Pollard – 569
Dwayne Bravo – 508
Chris Gayle – 449 (Will play 450th T20 match today)