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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: West Indies vs South Africa 2021 - 1st T20I

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle
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The 1st T20I of the five-match series between West Indies and South Africa will be played at the National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada.

Live Scores and Stats - West Indies vs South Africa 2021 - 1st T20I



In the last five matches between the two teams, West Indies have won 3 while South Africa have won 2. The last encounter between the two sides saw West Indies beat South Africa by 3 wickets.

West Indies have Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran as their power-packed top 5.

Lendl Simmons is the top run-scorer for West Indies with 250 runs from his last 7 matches at an average of 50 and a strike rate of 160. Kieron Pollard has also made 188 runs at a strike rate of 195 from his last 10 matches.

Interestingly, Pollard has been the best bowler for West Indies and has picked up 9 wickets from his last 10 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 10 and an economy rate of 7.78. Dwayne Bravo will be a handful with his change-ups.

Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen will make SA's top 3, with David Miller in the role of the finisher. The pace bowling trio of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi is as good as it gets.

Rassie van der Dussen is the top run-scorer for South Africa with 222 runs from his last 5 matches at an average of 111 and a strike rate of 153. Jannemam Malan has also made 202 runs at a strike rate of 142 from his last 7 matches.

Tabraiz Shamsi has been the best bowler for South Africa and has picked up 14 wickets from his last 10 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 16 and an economy rate of 7.24.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs:

West Indies - Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Kevin Sinclair, Obed McCoy/Fidel Edwards

South Africa - Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - West Indies

Who will win? – West Indies

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Chris Gayle (West Indies), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Anrich Nortje (South Africa)

Most Sixes – Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Player of the Match –  Chris Gayle

Team Scores Batting first - West Indies 200+, South Africa 180+

Match Handicap West Indies

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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