SA vs WI: West Indies’ Predicted Playing XI Against South Africa- ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 18

Published - 26 Oct 2021, 11:40 AM

West Indies team. Photo-Twitter

West Indies will lock horns with South Africa in their next game of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The venue of the match is Dubai International Cricket Stadium and it will take place on October 26. West Indies and South Africa are both part of group 1 in the tournament. West Indies lost to England in the previous match by 6 wickets.

South Africa lost to Australia in their previous match by 5 wickets. Both South Africa and West Indies have faced each other 3 times before in T20 World Cups. South Africa won 2 games while West Indies won 1 match. As the West Indies vs South Africa game of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is all set to take place tomorrow, here we talk about West Indies’ predicted playing XI in the match.

SA vs WI: West Indies’ Predicted Playing XI Against South Africa- ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 18

Evin Lewis

Evin Lewis, West Indies, T20I Cricket
Evin Lewis (Image Credit: Getty)

West Indies’ previous match against England was a rare event when all the batsmen failed together. Hence, they will not make many changes to the team as they used their best XI in the previous game. Hence, Evil Lewis will be the opener in the upcoming game as well. He got out for 6 runs in the previous match.

Lendl Simmons

Lendl Simmons[photo: Twitter]
Lendl Simmons will be Lewis’ opening partner like the last match. Simmons got out for just
3 runs in the previous game against England. This time, he will look at setting up a good partnership with Evin Lewis. The team might pick him as the other opener for the next game as well.

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Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle (Image Credit: Twitter)

At one point in the last game, Chris Gayle looked in good touch as he slammed 3 boundaries while batting. However, he lost his wicket after scoring 13 runs. He was the only batsman to score 10+ runs in the last game. In the next game, Gayle will look to go big with the bat. He might be retained at the one-down position in the next game.

Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer. (Credits: Twitter)

Shimron Hetmyer became a victim of Moeen Ali in the last game, after scoring just 9 runs off 9 balls. However, he showed a good performance in the warm-up matches and also in IPL 2021. Hetmyer is in good batting form and the team will pick him in the next game as well.

Nicholas Pooran (WK)

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran (Image Credit: Twitter)

Nicholas Pooran will be the wicket-keeper for the team in the next game as well. Pooran is the primary wicket-keeper for the team in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. In the last game, he got out for just 1 run off 9 balls. In the next match, he will aim to contribute well with the bat.

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Kieron Pollard (C)

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard. image-Twitter

Kieron Pollard will be the skipper of the team in the next game. Pollard scored 6 runs off 14 balls in the last game as his team faced a horrible batting collapse. Pollard will aim for a strong comeback in the next game against South Africa.

Andre Russell

Andre Russell
Andre Russell (Image Credit: Getty)

Andre Russell played some good knocks in IPL 2021 but he totally failed in the opening game of T20 World Cup 2021 against England. He got out for a duck after he arrived to crease in a tense situation. He had the opportunity to built a partnership with skipper Kieron Pollard at that moment but he couldn’t do so. In the next game, he will try to show his powerful batting skills.

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Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo (Image Credit: Twitter)

Dwayne Bravo will be the all-rounder in the next game as well. He got out for 5 runs in the last game. However, Bravo is in a good bowling form which was observed in IPL 2021, when he played for Chennai Super Kings. In the next game, Bravo will seek to execute his role of the all-rounder in an effective way.

Akeal Hosein

Akeal Hosein
Akeal Hosein, Image Source: Twitter

Akeal Hosein picked 2 wickets in the last game while bowling 4 overs. However, the low target set by West Indies did not give him any chance to make a bold statement for the team. In the next game of T20 World Cup 2021 against South Africa, he will look to bowl with similar strength.

Obed McCoy

Obed McCoy
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Obed McCoy bowled 2 overs in the last game and conceded 12 runs while remaining wicketless. Due to the low target, he did not have enough overs to show his bowling skills. However for the next game in T20 World Cup 2021, he will be gearing up for a good show.

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Ravi Rampaul

Ravi Rampaul
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Ravi Rampaul picked 1 wicket in his 2 overs in the last match against England. He is an experienced pacer for the team and will look to give a good show in the next game. He is also expected to be part of the next game as he is a powerful bowler in the team in T20 World Cup 2021.


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