The Match 18 of the T20 WC 2021 will be played on 26 October 2021 between South Africa and West Indies at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai at 7:30 PM(IST).
You can watch live streaming of that match on Star Sports 1/1HD and Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 Hindi HD or you can even watch these matches on the Hotstar app (subscription required).
SA vs WI Teams and Match Preview:
South Africa: The team led by Temba Bauvma (Their first-ever black captain) is not among the favourites to win this T20 WC as per some experts.
However, They have a balanced squad with quality spinners, a great pace bowling attack and also have a combination of classy batsmen and power hitters.
SA is coming in this match after their defeat in the first match against AUS due to their batting failure as they only managed to score 118 runs in 20 overs.
However, they have done pretty well in practice matches as they managed to chase 186 against the PAK bowling lineup
They wanted to win this match to be active in the race of reaching the semi-finals.
West Indies: The greatest T20 player Kieron Pollard is leading his national team for the first time in any ICC event.
They came into this tournament as hot favourites as they are the most successful team in the history of T20 WC.
However, they were thrashed by opposition teams in their last 3 T20 matches (PAK, AFG and ENG). WI just managed to score 55 in their last match against ENG
Their batsman also got failed in warm-up games. They just managed to score just 82 runs in 24.2 overs and gave 10 wickets against spin bowlers in their last 3 T20 games.
Pollard wants his batsmen to step up in this match, As losing this match can almost nullify their chances to reach the semi-finals.
SA vs WI Pitch Report:
In 63 t20i matches played on this venue, the average 1st innings score is just 144.
Out of that 63 t20i matches, 34 matches were won by the team batting first (29 matches were won by the team batting second).
In the 20 t20i matches played on this venue in the last 3 years, 15 were won by the team batting first and the average first innings score is 154.
In the last 3 years, 64% of wickets on this venue were taken by fast bowlers and the rest 36% by spinners.
However in the 13 matches played on this venue in IPL 2021, we witnessed an average score of 15 and also 9 matches are won by the team chasing on this venue.
SA vs WI Weather Forecast:
Sunny and clear weather is expected for this match. The afternoon game generally helps spinners. The humidity level should be around 45 % during this match with the average temperature being around 33 degrees Celsius.
SA vs WI Probable Playing 11:
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks/Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Death Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje
West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Roston Chase/Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul
Death Bowlers: Dwayne Bravo and Obed McCoy/Andre Russell
SA vs WI Important Players:
Evin Lewis: One of the most destructive openers in T20 cricket is going through a great form in 2021.
He has smashed 390 runs in 14 innings with a strike rate of 163 in T20i cricket in 2021
Lewis was also the best batsman in CPL 2021 where he managed to score 426 runs in just 11 innings with a strike rate of 163.
Fact: No other player from his team has scored more runs than him in T20i cricket in 2021.
Tabraiz Shamsi: The no.1 T20i bowler in the ICC rankings should be your first pick in the bowling section for this match.
He is also the highest wicket-taker in t20i this year by taking 29 wickets in 18 innings with an avg of 13.17.
Shamsi was also the Man Of The Series in the T20i series against WI in 2021.
As we have already discussed WI batsman spin woes in the Match Preview section. Shamsi can take huge advantage of that.
Andre Rusell: A fully fit Russell will be another must-have pick in your small league teams for this match.
He can give you some crucial runs with his hitting ability, and wickets in middle/death overs.
Although his form recently is not that great as well as his fitness. Still, on his day he is capable of even smashing a 25-ball fifty and taking 3 wickets in a single match.
Quinton De Kock: The man in the golden form is easily the best pick in wicket keeping section for this match.
He has scored 462 runs in just 11 innings with an average of 51 and a strike rate of 133 in t20i (In 2021)
De Kock was also the highest scorer in the SA vs WI T20i series in 2021 where he scored 255 runs in 5 innings with a strike rate of 141. (No other player in that series crossed the 200 runs mark)
Note: He can also give you some additional wicket-keeping points.
SA vs WI Players Stats At This Venue(In T20i Cricket):
Quinton De Kock: 78 runs in 2 matches
David Miller: 4 runs in 2 matches
Kieron Pollard: 33 runs in 3 matches
Evin Lewis: 10 runs in 3 matches
Chris Gayle: 13 runs in 1 match
Dwayne Bravo: 78 runs + 1 wicket in 3 matches
Akeal Hosein: 2 wickets in 1 match
Ravi Rampaul: 1 wicket in 1 match
SA vs WI Players H2H Stats In T20i:
Chris Gayle: 363 runs + 3 wickets in 11 matches
Quinton De Kock: 302 runs in 6 matches
Lendl Simmons: 198 runs in 5 matches
Evin Lewis: 178 runs in 5 matches
Dwayne Bravo: 152 runs + 15 wickets in 15 matches
Kieron Pollard: 146 runs + 5 wickets in 11 matches
Nicholas Pooran: 72 runs in 5 matches
Shimron Hetmyer: 57 runs in 3 matches
Andre Russell: 98 runs + 7 wickets in 9 matches
Obed McCoy: 9 wickets in 5 matches
Ravi Rampaul: 1 wicket in 2 matches
David Miller: 157 runs in 9 matches
Reeza Hendricks: 132 runs in 6 matches
Aiden Markram: 113 runs in 3 matches
Rassie van der Dussen: 97 runs in 5 matches
Temba Bavuma: 76 runs in 5 matches
Kagiso Rabada: 8 wickets in 7 matches
Tabraiz Shamsi: 7 wickets in 5 matches
Anrich Nortje: 4 wickets in 4 matches
Safe Players For CAP/VC In Your Dream11 Teams (In Small Leagues):
Quinton de Kock
Kagiso Rabada (If SA bowls first)
Anrich Nortje (If SA bowls first)
Risky Players For CAP/VC In Your Dream11 Teams (In Grand Leagues):
Keshav Maharaj (If SA bowls second)
Obed McCoy (If WI bowls first)
Tabraiz Shamsi (If SA bowls second)
SA vs WI Dream 11 Teams:
Safe Team (For small leagues of up to 4 members)
Risky Team (From 7 members leagues to Grand leagues)
Note: This is not our final team. Our final team will be given on your telegram channel “Clan For Gamers“. If the link is not working in your case, You can simply copy the link and paste it into your telegram search bar
SA vs WI Match Prediction:
South Africa is expected to win this match.
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