WI vs SA Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of Jamaica Stadium– 2nd T20I, South Africa Tour Of West Indies 2024

Published - 25 May 2024, 07:08 PM

West Indies vs South Africa 2024
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Jamaica hosts the WI vs SA second T20I on Sunday, May 26 from 12.30 am IST. This is the second of the three games to be played at this venue. West Indies are leading the series 1-0 after winning the first T20I by 28 runs. 

West Indies scored 175/8 batting first in the first game. Stand-in skipper Brandon King scored 79 off 45 balls in the game. Contributions from Kyle Mayers (34) and Roston Chase (32) were crucial as well

South Africa chasing 176 to win was bowled out for 147. Reeza Hendricks scored 87 off 51 balls but to no avail, as he did not get any support from the other partners. Four batters scored ducks and there was no contribution from the lower order as Hendricks ran out of partners.

This is the final series for both teams ahead of the T20 World Cup in West Indies and USA and the hosts have started strongly. They fairly committed to the Proteas in the first game. Two of their bowlers picked up two wickets each to bowl out the opposition and give them no chance to come back into the game.

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The two teams have announced their squads for this series. Both sides are not at their full strength as a few players from both sides are missing. The likes of Rovaman Powell, Shimton Hetmyer, and Andre Russell are busy playing in the IPL. Powell and Hetmyer played for the Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier Two and lost to SRH. 

For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada and David Miller are rested from the series. Aiden Markram their regular skipper, Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen are busy playing in the IPL for SRH who played the Qualifier 2 on Friday. 

The two teams have now played 20 T20Is with South Africa winning 11 games and West Indies nine. The Protea have won six out of their 8 T20Is in South Africa. 

WI vs SA Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of Jamaica Stadium– 2nd T20I, South Africa Tour Of West Indies 2024

WI vs SA Weather Report Of Jamaica

There is a prediction of rain on Sunday, May 26 in Jamaica. The weather conditions will be "Partly sunny, hot and humid with a couple of thunderstorms around, becoming breezy in the afternoon" as per Accuweather. The match starts at 2 pm local time and the chance of rain is as high as 65 percent in the afternoon. It is almost close to 90 percent in the morning. Humidity levels will be close to 75 percent.

WI vs SA Pitch Analysis

The venue has hosted 7 T20Is to date with four matches won by the team batting first and three matches by the team chasing. West Indies scored 175/8 which is 125 more than the average first-innings score of 160. The second T20I is also expected to be a closely contested one. 

Weather Impact on WI vs SA, 2nd T20I, 2024

There is a fair chance of rain in the second T20I. The match starts at 2 pm local time and the weather conditions in the afternoon are expected to be partly cloudy with a few thunderstorms. Rain did stay away in the first T20I and the players both teams would hope for the same in the second T20I. 

Conclusion

South Africa faces a must-win situation heading into the second T20I. Weather-permitted, we should have a close contest in Jamaica on Sunday.

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