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South Africa defeated the West Indies by six wickets in a high-scoring encounter in the second T20I. They chased down 259 runs in 18.5 overs – courtesy of Quinton de Kock’s magnificent century and a half-century from Reeza Hendricks. They will now look to win the third game and clinch the series.

The West Indies would be gutted to lose the match. They were flawless in the first innings, as most of their batters contributed, with Johnson Charles hitting the fastest-ever T20I century by a West Indian. But their bowlers were clueless on a batting-friendly surface. As a result, they couldn’t even defend a mammoth target.

With the series on the line, expect both teams to come hard at each other.

Match Details

  • Location: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
  • Time: 6:00 pm (local), 9:30 pm (IST).
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SA vs WI 3rd T20 Possible Playing XIs

South Africa might bring in Anrich Nortje for the decider in place of Sisanda Magala.

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

The West Indies will be tempted to bring in Alzarri Joseph, who was rested in the last game.

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

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

South Africa:

  • Quinton de Kock smashed a century in the last game. His overall record against the Caribbean nation is also top-notch. Expect him to score runs again.
  • Reeza Hendricks in T20Is since 2022: 412 runs, avg. 45.77, SR. 152.02. He has also made five half-centuries in nine innings.
  • Aiden Markram made 14(9) in the first T20I and 38* (21) in the second T20I. He will look to make another significant contribution in the third game. He can also bowl handy off-spins if required.
  • Marco Jansen snared three wickets in the last game. He bowled well in patches. The track in Johannesburg might suit him because Jansen can extract extra bounce. He is also a more than handy batter.
  • Anrich Nortje at The Wanderers Stadium in T20s: 9 wickets, avg. 16.33, SR. 12.67, econ. 7.73. He might have a good outing again with the ball.

West Indies:

  • Johnson Charles scored 28(14) and 118(46) in the first two games. With the kind of form he’s in this year, expect another good score from his willow.
  • Kyle Mayers has looked in good nick in the first two games. He even made a half-century in the last game. He will look to provide a brisk start to his team again in the third match.
  • Nicholas Pooran in third T20I of a series: 499 runs, avg. 45.36, SR. 136.71. He has also amassed five half-centuries in 15 innings. He can give a few fantasy points from keeping as well.
  • Odean Smith has a knack of picking wickets in this format. He can pick a few of them here and there. His batting might also fetch some points.
  • Alzarri Joseph didn’t play the last game but might return for the decider. He is easily the best West Indian bowler at the moment. Expect him to end the tour on a high note.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 18, South Africa 11, West Indies 7.
  • Reeza Hendricks has the most 50+ scores (5) among the Proteas batters in T20Is since 2022.
  • Johnson Charles has the highest strike rate (167.52) in the T20s this year (minimum 450 runs).

The Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg Pitch Report and Weather

The average first innings score at The Wanderers Stadium in the completed games of the recently-concluded SA20 was 164. The teams batting first here won 4 of the six games in the tournament.

The temperatures are expected to hover around 20°C on Tuesday.

SA vs WI 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today Match 28 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 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today Match 28 March 2023

Option 2:

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SA vs WI 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction Today Match 28 March 2023

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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 3rd T20 Match Prediction: Who will win?

The series has so far been high-scoring, and another similar game can not be ruled out. The batters of both teams are in good form, but the South African bowling line-up has more teeth than the West Indies. Hence, South Africa might win the game and series as well.

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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