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Match Preview –

West Indies will lock horns with South Africa in the 2nd T20 Match in National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada on 27 June 2021. After demolishing South Africa in the last match, West Indies have shown their dominance in this format. It was a much needed win for West Indies after losing their last series against South Africa.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is more favorable for batting and is best suited for Pacers. Team batting first has better chances at winning. There is a chance of moderate rain with a temperature at 27C – 28C.

Venue Stats (T20 International)

Total matches                                  2

Matches won batting first                1

Average 1st Inns scores                  184

Average 2nd Inns scores                 182

Highest total recorded.                     208/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs WI

Highest score chased                      161/2 (15 Ov) by WI vs RSA

Lowest score defended                    208/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs WI

Top 2 Wicketkeeper picks

1) Quinton De Kock – The left-handed wicketkeeper played a stable knock of 37 in the first match and same is expected from him to give South Africa a good opening score in the next matches.

Matches – 48

Runs – 1303

Highest Score-79 *

Average – 31.02

2) Nicholas Pooran – Nicholas Pooran being the left-handed wicketkeeper batsman of West Indies, is one of the most hard hitter batsman of the squad and having him on the pitch can change the game for West Indies.

Matches – 27

Runs – 392

Highest Score – 58

Average – 19.6

Top 4 Batsman Picks

 1) Chris Gayle – Chris Gayle, left-handed opener from West Indies, had stable innings and gave the crucial contribution for his team’s victory in the last match. He is looking in good form for the next matches.

Matches – 62

Runs – 1688

Highest Score -117

Average – 31.84

2) Evin Lewis – The left-handed batsman smashed a huge 71 of 35 balls and gave a phenomenal contribution to his team’s score. He can be expected to play like this in the next matches.

Matches – 36

Runs – 1060

Highest Score -125*

Average – 32.12

3) Reeza Hendricks – Reeza Hendricks being the right-handed middle order batsman, was looking good at the opening stage of the last match and has showed a lot of grit. He needs to hold his game together for the upcoming matches.

Matches – 29

Runs – 751

Highest Score – 74

Average – 25.89

4) Rassie Van dur Dussen – Rassie Van dur Dussen, right-handed batsman, has shown his value’s worth of great performance in the 1st T20I Match as he smashed a smooth 56 from 38 balls. He is going to be an asset in the upcoming matches.

Matches – 21

Runs – 684

Highest Score – 74*

Average – 41.60

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Kagiso Rabada – Rabada being the lead right-arm pacer for South Africa has been giving consistent performance with the fact that he picked five wickets in the second Test against WI should keep him in good stead.

Matches – 27

Wickets – 31

Economy – 8.58

2) Lungi Ngidi – Ngidi, right-arm fast bowler from South Africa, has been a great bowler and has been improving his pace and bowling attack over the years. His stats record is a testament on how beneficial his bowling spell can be to his team.

Matches – 17

Wickets – 28

Economy – 9.28

3) Anrich Nortje –  This right arm fast bowler has great potential to show in this format. His domestic record is good and he can easily destroy an opponent team’s batting lineup with his pace.

Matches – 47

Wickets – 56

Economy – 7.62

4) Obed McCoy – This left arm fast medium bowler is one of the best pacers from West Indies and has a lot of skill to be a great bowler for his team in the upcoming matches.

Matches – 25

Wickets – 25

Economy – 8.37

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Fabian Allen – This right-handed batsman is one of the most dangerous bowlers and has taken 2 wickets at the last match and that too at the most crucial moment.

 Matches – 20

Runs – 145

Highest Score – 30

Average – 13.18

Wickets – 16

Economy – 6.88

2) Jason Holder – Jason Holder being the right-handed batsman and right arm fast medium bowler, took crucial wickets in the last match and restricted late hitting for South Africa.

Matches – 21

Runs – 163

Highest Score – 29

Average – 16.30

Wickets -17

Economy – 8.22

3) Andre Russell – This right-handed batsman dismissed De Kock in the last match. He didn’t get to bat in the last encounter against South Africa but we can expect some great batting in the next match.

 Matches – 56

Runs – 1034

Highest Score – 47

Average – 20.85

Wickets – 27

Economy – 9.10

 4) Kieron Pollard – This right-handed batsman is one of the most experienced allrounders for the West Indies and he uses his experience as a weapon when his team faces a hard time and comes around for his squad to save the day.

 Matches – 80

Runs – 1277

Highest Score – 75*

Average – 24.55

Wickets – 37

Economy – 8.48

Predicted Playing 11

West Indies

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Oshane Thomas

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi

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 Poll Winning Percentage

West Indies – 63%

South Africa – 37%

Source- www.cricket.com