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After levelling the ODI series 1-1, South Africa and West Indies will lock horns in a three-match T20I series starting Saturday (25 March). South Africa will feature for the first time in this format since their shocking loss to the Netherlands in the last T20 World Cup. This will also be Aiden Markram’s first stint as a full-time captain in the T20s.

West Indies will also be playing their first T20I since their exit from the qualifiers round in Australia last year. They will also have a new captain – Rovman Powell. The Men in Maroon will start afresh with an eye on the T20 World Cup next year in their backyard.

Match Details

  • Location: SuperSport Park, Centurion.
  • Time: 2:00 pm (local), 5:30 pm (IST).
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SA vs WI 1st T20 2023 Possible Playing XIs

South Africa will have their first-choice players available for the series. Reeza Hendricks is likely to open with Quinton de Kock.

South Africa: 1. Quinton de Kock (wk) 2. Reeza Hendricks, 3. Rilee Rossouw, 4. Aiden Markram (c), 5. Heinrich Klaasen, 6. David Miller, 7. Wayne Parnell, 8. Marco Jansen, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Anrich Nortje, 11. Tabraiz Shamsi

West Indies might slot Johnson Charles at the top of the order, with Brandon King batting at No. 3. Shamarh Brooks might miss out to accommodate Odean Smith in the XI.

West Indies: 1. Johnson Charles 2. Kyle Mayers, 3. Brandon King, 4. Nicholas Pooran (wk), 5. Rovman Powell (c), 6. Jason Holder, 7. Odean Smith, 8. Akeal Hosein, 9. Alzarri Joseph, 10. Obed McCoy, 11. Sheldon Cottrell

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

South Africa:

  • Quinton de Kock has accumulated 302 runs at an average of 50.33 and a strike rate of 133.62 in six T20I innings against the West Indies. He has also made three half-centuries.
  • Rilee Rossouw was in top form in the recently-concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL). He amassed 453 runs at an average of 45.30 and a strike rate of 171.59 in 11 innings. He also had a balls-per-boundary ratio of 3.82.
  • Heinrich Klaasen is fresh off an incredible 61-ball 119* in the third ODI against West Indies.
  • Aiden Markram has made 546 runs at an average of 49.63 and a strike rate of 147.56 in the T20s at SuperSport Park. He has also made four fifties and a century here.
  • Anrich Nortje snared 20 wickets at a strike rate of 12.85 and an average of 13.25 in the SA20 league earlier in the year. He also had an economy rate of 6.19.
  • Wayne Parnell has taken 10 wickets at a strike rate of 15.20 and an average of 19.90 in T20s this year. He also has a decent economy rate of 7.85.

West Indies:

  • Johnson Charles has scored 308 runs at a scintillating average of 51.33 and a strike rate of 145.97 in the T20s this year. He has made a fifty as well as a century in nine innings.
  • Nicholas Pooran will bat in the middle order. Pooran has made 964 runs at an average of 26.77 and a strike rate of 134.26 in the T20s since 2022 between positions 3 and 5.
  • Rovman Powell has amassed 795 runs at an average of 31.80 and a strike rate of 168.07 against the pacers since 2022. He also hits a boundary after every 4.46 balls.
  • Odean Smith took nine wickets at a strike rate of 11.67 and an average of 15.90 in the SA20 league. The fast pitches will also suit his bowling style. His batting expertise will be a bonus.
  • Alzarri Joseph is bowling rockets at the moment. He was the joint-leading wicket-taker (12) in the Test series and the leading (6) wicket-taker in the ODI series. Expect him to continue troubling the batters in the T20I series.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 16, South Africa 10, West Indies 6.
  • David Miller in the last four overs since 2022: 641 runs, SR. 185.79, BpB 4.01.
  • 50.64% of Johnson Charles’ runs have come in sixes only this year in T20s.

SuperSport Park Centurion Pitch Report and Weather

The average first innings score in the last five T20Is at SuperSport Park is 183. The teams batting first have won only twice in the past five T20Is.

It might rain in Centurion on Saturday, particularly in the morning. Expect a cloudy afternoon as well.

SA vs WI 1st T20 2023 Dream11 Prediction Today 25 March 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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SA vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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SA vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction

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Base team:

  • Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran
  • Batters: Rilee Rossouw
  • All-rounders: Aiden Markram
  • Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Alzarri Joseph

SA vs WI 1st T20 Match Prediction – Who will win?

Both teams will look for fresh beginnings. West Indies like playing this format, but South Africa possess a better-balanced squad. Expect them to get the better of the West Indies in the first T20I.

Darpan Jain
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Darpan Jain is a passionate cricket fan and writer based in India. He specialises in fantasy cricket tips, particularly Dream11 prediction articles, as well as news and opinion articles. If there is anything to be written on stats and matchups, Darpan is on it. You can connect with Darpan on X (formerly Twitter), at: https://x.com/darpanjain103

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