West Indies vs South Africa 2021, 3rd T20I: West Indies Predicted XI

Published - 27 Jun 2021, 11:59 PM

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West Indies are 1-0 up in the five-match T20I series against South Africa. They won the first game on Saturday and are scheduled to play the second later tonight. They have the upper hand heading into the contest and are most likely to emerge victorious in the game. With the T20 World Cup to be played in a few months, West Indies will get enough time to prepare themselves. They play this series against South Africa after which they host Australia for another series at home. 

Thus they will get enough time to choose the strongest squad for the mega event. Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at the Windies predicted playing XI for the third T20I. They should ideally not look to change their winning combination.

West Indies vs South Africa, 3rd T20I- West Indies Predicted XI

Evin Lewis

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Lewis top-scored for the Windies with a match-winning 71 in the first game. He will open the batting in the second game as well and look to do the same what he did in the first game. An aggressive Lewis is the best bet for West Indies at the top. 

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Andre Fletcher

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Fletcher opened the batting along with Lewis in the first game. He should pair with him in the second and the third game as well. Fletcher was run out after being set on 30, a mistake that he would not like to repeat in the remaining games. 

Chri Gayle

Chris Gayle
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Chris Gayle‘s role in recent times has changed with the West Indies T20I outfit. He is now required to anchor the chase. This is exactly what he did in the first game with Russell hitting big at the other end. The Universe Boss will bat at number three.

Nicholas Pooran

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Pooran was not required to bat in the first game with Andre Russell finishing the game off with Gayle. However, in an ideal scenario, Pooran should bat at number four. He is a gifted player as he has shown time and again in his brief international career. He will also keep wickets in the game as well. 

Kieron Pollard

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The likes of Pollard, Russell, and Pooran can switch between themselves for number four and six. The Windies batsmen were not tested enough in the first game. If things become tight, Pollard with his vast experience can be a good option at number six.

Andre Russell

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Andre Russell batted at number four in the first game. He scored a quickfire 23 off 12 balls to win the game for his side. He can bat at number six in the third game in case its a tight chase scenario with West Indies chasing close o 200 or above.

Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo
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Bravo was economical as ever in the first game. He took 2 for 30 and struck in the death overs. He surely will do a similar job in the remaining games as well. The experience of Bravo as a death-over specialist can never be counted out. He will be a great asset for the Windies as the veteran is looking for his third T20 title with the side. 

Jason Holder

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 He did not get his chance with the bat, but did his job with the ball. Holder took 1 for 29 of his three overs. Holder too is expected to do a similar job in the remaining games given his experience of playing along with the other veterans in the side. 

Fabian Allen

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Allen took 2 for 18 off his spell in the first game. He dismissed Reeza Hendricks and South African skipper Temba Bavuma. Allen at number nine also lengthens the Windies batting line-up. He is also an exceptional fielder. 

Kevin Sinclair

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Playing just his fourth match he bowled a decent spell in the first game. With others picking up wickets, he bowled it nice and tight in his spell. Sinclair will be one of the two West Indian pacers in the line-up. 

Fidel Edwards

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Windies might like to bring in the experienced Fidel Edwards for the third game, is he is not picked for the second. The 39-year-old veteran has found a new spring in his step and is looking for a berth in the Windies squad for the T20 World Cup.

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