South Africa are coming into this match on the back of a 5 wickets loss to Australia at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. While batting first, South Africa managed to put only 118 runs on the board after their massive batting collapse and in reply, Australia chased down the score in the final over of the game.
West Indies, on the other hand, is coming off an absolute embarrassing defeat against England at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. While batting first, West Indies crumbled to just 55 runs which were chased by the England side in the 9th over itself. None of the Windies batters managed to cross even the 20-run mark.
Talking about their head to head record, the two teams have played 15 matches against each other in this format so far where South Africa won 9 matches while West Indies secured 6 wins.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats, updates and dream11 predictions of perfect fantasy team for Match 18 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 between South Africa & West Indies.
- Match: South Africa vs West Indies, Match 18
- Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
- Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
This pitch favours batsmen more than bowlers. Batting first and putting runs on board could be the mantra for winning on this pitch. As the game progresses, the pitch is expected to become slower and will start assisting the spinners more. Also, strike rotations will be key, with the boundaries of the ground being relatively longer than the other. Both teams will look to bat first after winning the toss, with 160-170 being a good total at the venue.
SA vs WI Probable Playing XI
South Africa Playing XI
Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Kagiso Rabada, Heinrich Klaasen, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller.
West Indies Playing XI
Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Evin Lewis, Akeal Hosein, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul, Shimron Hetmyer, Dwayne Bravo.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 125 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
South Africa & West Indies Last 5 Matches Stats
SA vs WI Dream11 Expert Picks
|Aiden Markram||61 Points|
|Evin Lewis||18 Points|
|Shimron Hetmyer||15 Points|
|Quinton de Kock||8 Points|
|Kieron Pollard||4 Points|
SA vs WI Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Aiden Markram||40 Runs|
|Evin Lewis||6 Runs|
|Shimron Hetmyer||9 Runs|
|Quinton de Kock||7 Runs|
|Kieron Pollard||6 Runs|
SA vs WI Captaincy Picks
- Quinton de Kock
- Evin Lewis
- Aiden Markram
SA vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock
- Batsmen: Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis
- All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo
- Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Akeal Hosein
- Captain: Evin Lewis
- Vice-Captain: Aiden Markram
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran
- Batsmen: Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis
- All-Rounders: Dwaine Pretorius, Andre Russell
- Bowlers: Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Ravi Rampaul
- Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Vice-Captain: Andre Russell
Probable Winner Of The Match
South Africa is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.