West Indies resumes Test cricket on home soil as they are ready to host South Africa for a two-match Test series followed by a five-match T20I series. The first of two Tests begin at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia on June 10. South Africa won the Test series 20 when they last toured the Caribbean shores. They won by 163-runs at the Queen’s Park Oval and a seven-wicket win at the Kensington Oval. The third Test match at Warner Park was a draw.
However, both teams head into the series with different results behind their back. South Africa lost to Pakistan 2-0. The Men in Green won the first Test by seven wickets and the second Test by 95 runs. Meanwhile, the Windies beat Bangladesh in a Test series while 2-0 under Kraig Braithwaite. They drew a Test series under Jason Holder against South Africa.
West Indies vs South Africa 2021, 1st Test Match Prediction
Out of the 28 matches played between two sides, South Africa have won 18 Tests, while the Windies just 3. Seven matches ended in a draw.
Total Matches Played: 28
West Indies won: 3
South Africa won: 18
West Indies Win %- 10.71%
South Africa Win %- 64.29%
Average First Innings Score– 374
Average Second Innings Score- 269
Who Will Score Most Runs– Kraigg Brathwaite/ Darren Bravo
Who Will Take Most Wickets– Jason Holder/ Kemar Roach
Who Will Score Most Runs- Dean Elgar/ Quinton De Kock
Who Will Take Most Wickets– Kagiso Rabada/ Anrich Nortje
Who Will Win The Match-Match Prediction
The Windies have won just three Test matches since the first Test between these two sides way back in 1992. Their last win against the Proteas was back in 2007. Compared to the South African side, West Indies are also short on the overall experience. Braithwaite is still a new captain with just two Test wins under his belt.
The Protean side comparatively has more experienced players and is stronger on paper. However, the friendly conditions might favor the home team who might be the eventual winners.