Last Update on: March 26th, 2023 at 12:27 pm
The SA vs WI second T20I will be played in Centurion on March 26 from 2 pm local time. West Indies won the first T20I by three wickets and are leading the series 1-0. The Proteas need to win the second T20I to keep the series alive. They are ranked fourth in the ICC T20I rankings while the Windies are placed seventh.
West Indies won a curtailed encounter by three wickets. They chased down the 132 required to win with Rovman Powell scoring an unbeaten 43 off 18 balls. Sisanda Magala took back-to-back wickets in the 10th over but Powell scored the 8 runs needed in the final over to win the game for his side and take the lead in the series.
South Africa are led by Aiden Markram while West Indies have a new captain in Rovman Powell after Nicholas Pooran stepped down as the Windies’ white-ball captain post the T20 World Cup 2022.
Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje who were rested from the ODI series are back in the T20I squad. Also back are David Miller and Rilee Rossouw after their PSL commitments. Several of these players will travel to India for the IPL after the end of the T20I series.
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The likes of Pooran, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Powell himself, and a good set of T20I bowlers make West Indies an evenly matched team to their opponents. West Indies lost the Test series 2-0 and drew the ODI series heading into the T20I series. They have specialist players in this format and hence will back themselves to win the T20I series.
Both South Africa and West Indies played last in the T20 World Cup. While West Indies failed to qualify for the Super 12 stage, South Africa lost to the Netherlands to bow out of the tournament. Both teams have played 17 T20Is so far with the Proteas winning 10 while the Windies just seven.
Recent Venue Records (SuperSport Park, Centurion)
STATS – T20
Total matches 15
Matches won batting first 8
Matches won bowling first 6
Average 1st Inns scores 170
Average 2nd Inns scores 150
Highest total recorded 241/6 (20 Ov) by RSA vs ENG
Lowest total recorded 100/10 (12.2 Ov) by RSA vs PAK
Highest score chased 226/5 (19.1 Ov) by ENG vs RSA
Lowest score defended 126/5 (10 Ov) by RSA vs SL
Who Will Score the Most Runs For South Africa: Quinton de Kock / David Miller
Who Will Pick Most Wickets For South Africa: Sisanda Magala / Anrich Nortje
Who Will Score Most Runs For West Indies: Nicholas Pooran / Rovman Powell
Who Will Pick Most Wickets For West Indies: Sheldon Cottrell / Alzarri Joseph
SA vs WI Match Prediction– 2nd T20I, Who Will Win Today’s South Africa vs West Indies Match?
West Indies have won the first T20I and will have an edge heading into the second game. South Africa, at home, will fight hard for a comeback. South Africa to win the game. As said earlier both teams have played 17 T20Is so far with the Proteas winning 10 and the Windies seven games.