Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: West Indies vs South Africa 2021 - 1st Test
The 1st Test of the two-match series between West Indies and South Africa will be played at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
In the last five matches between the two teams, South Africa have won three while two have been drawn. The last encounter between the two sides saw South Africa beat West Indies by 8 wickets back in 2015.
Dean Elgar is the top run-scorer for South Africa with 646 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 59. Quinton de Kock has also made 499 runs at a strike rate of 63 from his last 10 matches.
Anrich Nortje has been the best bowler for South Africa and has picked up 39 wickets from his last 10 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 48 and an economy rate of 3.69. Kagiso Rabada has also picked up 25 wickets from his last 7 matches.
Kraigg Brathwaite is the top run-scorer for West Indies with 636 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 40. Jermaine Blackwood has also made 583 runs at a strike rate of 56 from his last 9 matches.
Rahkeem Cornwall has been the best bowler for West Indies and has picked up 28 wickets from his last 6 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 68 and an economy rate of 2.82. Jason Holder has also picked up 22 wickets from his last 8 matches.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs:
West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Shai Hope, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua da Silva (wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach
South Africa - Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies), Aiden Markram (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kemar Roach (West Indies), Anrich Nortje (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Jermaine Blackwood (West Indies), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Player of the Match – Kemar Roach
Team Scores Batting first - West Indies 330+, South Africa 300
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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