SA vs WI 1st T20I 2023
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Last Update on: March 25th, 2023 at 01:13 pm

The SA vs WI first T20I will be played in Centurion on March 25. The match starts from 5.30 pm IST which is 2 pm local time. The Proteas are fourth in the T20I rankings while West Indies are seventh. 

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.

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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. 

The likes of Pooran, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Powell himself and a good set of T20I bowlers makes 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. 

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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 16 T20Is so far with the Proteas winning 10 while the Windies just six. 

South Africa and West Indies drew the ODI series heading into the T20I series. This ODI series was a part of the ICC ODI Super League with World Cup qualification up for grabs for both South Africa and West Indies. The ICC 2023 ODI World Cup will be a 10-team event with the top seven teams having already qualified. India being the hosts have earned a direct qualification. The eighth team will be one among South Africa, West Indies and Sri Lanka. The final two teams will be known after the qualifiers. 

Recent Venue Records (SuperSport Park, Centurion)


Total matches 14

Matches won batting first 8

Matches won bowling first 5

Average 1st Inns scores 172

Average 2nd Inns scores 151

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: Kagiso Rabada / Anrich Nortje

Who Will Score Most Runs For West Indies: Nicholas Pooran / Rovman Powell 

Who Will Pick Most Wickets For West Indies: Akeal Hosein / Alzarri Joseph

SA vs WI Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s South Africa vs West Indies Match? 1st T20I, 2023

South Africa and West Indies have played 16 T20Is till date with the Proteas winning 10 and the Windies 6. In home conditions, they have the edge over their opponents to win the first T20I. South Africa to win the first T20I. 

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