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At the same time as an important CPL tournament is taking place, an important T20I bilateral series also takes place.

West Indies, coming off a successful series against Pakistan, will be looking to continue the momentum here. However, they will be missing star player Stafanie Taylor due to being a close COVID-19 contact, which is certainly a blow. As a result, Anisa Mohammed will lead the side, and the likes of Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews must step up.

The Windies have a fine record against South Africa. However, this South Africa side has come leaps and bounds in recent years. A number of their players were successful in the recent Hundred, and they welcome back skipper Dane van Niekerk after missing their successful tour of India.

An interesting match ahead.

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

West Indies:

  • In the absence of Taylor, Hayley Matthews will have an even more important role to play. She has struggled against South Africa in the past (8 inns, 143 runs, avg. 17.88, SR 105.93), so West Indies will be hoping she can turn these numbers around.
  • Matthews had an excellent Hundred campaign recently, with 221 runs in eight matches at an average of 31.75 and strike rate of 119.45.
  • Deandra Dottin has an outstanding record against South Africa. No player has more runs in WI-SA T20Is than the talented all-rounder, at a superb average and strike rate (440, avg. 40.00, SR 150.68). She also has four wickets in eight innings against them.
  • Kycia Knight scored the most runs in West Indies’ recent T20I series vs Pakistan (69, avg. 34.50). She has experience against South Africa (nine matches), with 95 runs at 23.75, but will be aiming to improve her strike rate of 77.24.
  • Skipper Anisa Mohammed will be key in limiting the excellent South Africa batting lineup. She has taken 21 wickets in 15 matches against them at an average of 15.19.
  • Shamilia Connell has taken six wickets in seven matches vs South Africa, at a fine economy rate of 4.78. Can she build on her wickets tally?

South Africa:

  • Welcome back to international cricket, Dane van Niekerk. The South Africa skipper is coming off an incredible Hundred campaign, top-scoring with 259 runs at an average of 43.16. She also took eight wickets.
  • van Niekerk will be looking to improve on her numbers vs West Indies. In 12 innings against them, she has struck just 165 runs at an average/strike rate of 15.00/76.04.
  • Mignon du Preez has the most runs of any South Africa player vs West Indies. However, like van Niekerk, du Preez will be aiming to improve on her average of 18.13.
  • Lizelle Lee has the next most runs for South Africa against West Indies. Her 197 runs come at a decent average of 28.14 and strike rate of 110.06. Also, Lee is coming off a fine Hundred campaign, where she scored 215 runs at an average of 43.00 and strike rate of 124.27.
  • Marizanne Kapp also had a fine Hundred campaign, with 150 runs (avg. 37.50) and 11 wickets (avg. 6.36) in five matches. Like her teammates, she will be aiming for a big performance against West Indies, as she averages just 14.83 in 13 innings (178 runs), as well as just the four wickets in nine innings.
  • Laura Wolvaardt is enjoying a fine 2021. In addition to 90 runs at 45.00 in T20Is this year, Wolvaardt scored 181 runs at 36.20 in the recent Hundred. Also, Wolvaardt has scored 94 runs in four matches vs West Indies at an average of 31.33.
  • Shabnim Ismail is one to watch, as always. The classy South Africa pacer has taken 13 wickets in 10 matches vs West Indies. van Niekerk has the next-most wickets for South Africa vs West Indies with nine scalps.

Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 19, West Indies 13, South Africa 4, N/R 2.
  • The last time these two sides met was in 2018, and the teams played out a 2-2 series draw.
  • This will be the first meeting between the teams at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

Possible Playing XI

Qiana Joseph could slot in at five, with Kyshona Knight and Chedean Nation to move up the order in the absence of Stafanie Taylor. Anisa Mohammed will lead the side.

West Indies: 1. Hayley Matthews, 2. Deandra Dottin, 3. Kyshona Knight. 4. Chedean Nation, 5. Qiana Joseph, 6. Kycia Knight (wk), 7. Britney Cooper, 8. Aaliyah Alleyne, 9. Shamilia Connell, 10. Anisa Mohammed (c), 11. Shakera Selman

Regular captain Dane van Niekerk is back from injury in what looks a terrific South Africa team on paper.

South Africa: 1. Lizelle Lee, 2. Dane van Niekerk (c), 3. Marizanne Kapp, 4. Mignon du Preez, 5. Laura Wolvaardt, 6. Sune Luus, 7. Chloe Tyron, 8. Trisha Chetty (wk), 9. Shabnim Ismail, 10. Ayabonga Khaka, 11. Nonkululeko Mlaba 

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium Antigua Pitch Report and Weather

West Indies played two T20Is against Pakistan on this ground in July. West Indies won both games, defending 136 in one and chasing 103 in the other. Back in March, West Indies mens chased down two scores of 270+ vs Sri Lanka in consecutive ODIs. Expect an easy-paced surface with some possible assistance for the spinners.

The forecast is for warm and clear weather in Antigua.

Fantasy Cricket

Note: Teams below are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these teams in time after the final playing XIs have been announced.

Dream11 Prediction

Option 1:

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WI-W vs SA-W 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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Fan2Play Prediction

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Match Prediction

West Indies have a great record vs South Africa, but the rise of South Africa and absence of Stafanie Taylor puts the tourists in the drivers’ seat.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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