- Match: West Indies vs South Africa (WI vs SA)
- Date- 26th October 2021
- Match Format- WT20
- Venue- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
- Time- 3:30 PM (IST)
- Weather Forecast- Hot and Humid, 30℃
SA vs WI, WT20 General Online Betting Odds
West Indies- 1.95
South Africa- 1.80
SA vs WI Betting Odds Comparison
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SA vs WI Today Match Prediction, WT20, 26th October 2021
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South Africa showed great character in the last match against Australia despite scoring a below-par score. Their batsmen need to support their bowlers if South Africa wants to defeat defending champions West Indies. South Africa are unlikely to make changes in their playing eleven after Temba Bavuma hinted that they may go with the same combination.
South Africa will go into this match with some confidence as in July only, they defeated West Indies at their home. The match will be played on the Dubai track which might be more favorable conditions for South African fast bowlers who are expected to get extra assistance from Dubai’s pitch which we have seen so far in both matches.
- Form Guide- L-W-W-W-W
- South Africa has won 3 matches out of the last 5 encounters against the West Indies.
- Tabraiz Shamsi has picked 17 wickets in his last 9 matches.
Top Batsmen from T20I series
- Quinton de Kock- 7 runs at 58.33 strike rate
- Aiden Markram– 40 runs at a 111.11 strike rate
- Klaasen- 13 runs at 100 strike rate
Top Bowler from T20I series
- Rabada- 1 wicket 7.00 economy
- Maharaj– 1 wicket at 5.80 economy
- Shamsi- 1 wicket at 5.50 economy
West Indies suffered an embarrassing defeat in the last match against England and serious questions need to be asked if West Indies want to make a comeback into the tournament. They were embarrassed by England and couldn’t even score 60 runs. They will play again on Dubai’s pitch and West Indies need to put on a better batting performance to rise up in the points table.
Phil Simmons has pointed out a few areas of concern before this match and will look to rectify their past mistakes. Lendl Simmons will be under tremendous pressure and many pundits are calling for his exclusion but Pollard has hinted that he will be back for this match. The form of Chris Gayle is their biggest concern and let’s see if he will come back to his opening position.
- Form Guide- L-L-W-L-W
- Hayden Walsh has picked 12 wickets in his last 9 matches.
- West Indies won the last match against South Africa in the World T20 in 2016.
Top Batsmen of West Indies from last match
- Chris Gayle- 13 runs at 100 strike rate
- Shimron Hetmyer- 9 runs at 100 strike rate
- Kieron Pollard- 6 runs at 42.86 strike rate
Top Bowler of West Indies in last match
- Akeal Hosein- 2 wickets at 6.00 economy
- Ravi Rampaul– 1 wickets at 7.00 economy
- Obed McCoy- 0 wicket at 6.00 economy
|Match Venue||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|Matches won batting first||34|
|Matches won bowling first||28|
|Average 1st Inns scores||143|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||122|
|The highest total recorded||211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK|
|The lowest total recorded||55/10 (14.2 Ov) by WI vs ENG|
|The highest score chased||183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE|
|The lowest score defended||134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK|
The temperature will be around 30 degrees with a lot of humidity which will be a difficult task for players during fielding. Dew has played a major role in the last few matches and in the last match between India and Pakistan also, we saw pitch become best for batting in 2nd innings because of dew but it is day game so dew will have no much impact.
- Rain: 0%
- Humidity 51%
- Wind speed: 14 km/h.
- Temperature- 30 Degree Celsius
West Indies were bundled out for 55 against England and in India’s match also, the pitch was tough to bat in the first innings. Pitch behaves a bit sketchy in the first few overs and batters need to be careful in early overs. Average score is likely to be around 160-170 runs.
SA vs WI, WT20, Today Match Prediction
Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.
SA Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj (c), Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller
All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorius
Bowlers: Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj (c), Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
SL Playing 11
Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
Batsmen: Kusal Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne
Bowlers: Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana
SA vs WI– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:
West Indies expected to win the match against South Africa
KhelTalk experts feel that the West Indies will win against South Africa. West Indies are defending Champions and the last match’s crushing defeat will drive them towards performing more collectively rather than playing to attacking. Their bowling looked solid in the 2nd innings which was the only positive for West Indies and could be a good advantage for them. On the other hand, South Africa will also fancy their chances especially since their bowling looked very threatening and Dubai’s pitch could be the tailor-made situation for them. We expect the West Indies to come out on top against South Africa.
Popular Betting Odds For SA vs.
WI, WT20, Today Match Prediction, Cricket Betting Tips
Top Batsman from West Indies– Evin Lewis (3.60 odds)
Evin Lewis got out cheaply against England but looked really good in his short time at the crease. He is coming off excellent recent form and looked really good in the IPL. Evin Lewis was also top scorer in Caribbean Premier League and even smashed more than 30 sixes. He can be the missing link for West Indies at top of the order and if he clicks in then South Africa will have a hard time dealing with him. Evin Lewis can give you good returns from this match and is our pick for best batsman from the West Indies.
Top Batsman from South Africa – Quinton de Kock (3.25 odds)
Quinton de Kock has averaged 57 in his last 9 T20 International innings and scored a mammoth 399 runs. Although he didn’t have the best of times in IPL this season but is raring to get back into his normal business. His combination with Temba Bavuma at the top is class to watch and will be crucial for South Africa’s chances in this match. Quinton de Kock is a big match player and could return to form on this good Dubai’s pitch. He is our pick for best batsman from South Africa.
Top Bowler from South Africa– Tabraiz Shamsi (4.00 odds)
Tabraiz Shamsi is the no.1 bowler in ICC rankings in T20Is and showcased his class in the last match against Australia. Although he only picked one wicket, his control was marvelous to see. He has been South Africa’s go-to man in middle overs and his performance pretty much decides the fate of the match.
He has picked 17 wickets in his last 9 games and can again leave a big impact on this match. West Indies have struggled against quality spinners in the past and the last match’s horrific performance could create a sense of Chaos among their Batsmen which can be an extra edge for Shamsi. He is our pick for best bowler in South Africa.
Top Bowler from West Indies– Akeal Hosein (4.33 odds)
West Indies lost the last match comprehensively but one player which was impressive for them was Akeal Hosein. He picked 2 wickets and looked really threatening in powerplay overs. Akeal Hosein was a really big part of Trinbago Knight Riders also this season and his accuracy with the new ball is really magnificent.
He came as a replacement for Fabian Allen but his performance has helped him to get into playing eleven above Hayden Walsh who has been West Indies’ best bowler in the last 4-5 months. Akeal Hosein can surprise South Africa batsmen and give you good returns.