West Indies vs. South Africa 2021
3rd T20I – Tue, 29th June
REDEMPTION ON CARDS?
Riding on the achievements of lead speedsters George Linde and Kagiso Rabada, South Africa repressed their rivals to level the series. More of the same is anticipated from the South Africans, particularly on the batting front.
All eyes will be on wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, who has been in excellent form on this trip. But he has his charge cut out against the Windies. With the bowling line-up marching up against perhaps their biggest test in international cricket, the Proteas will look to produce some momentum ahead of yet another effort to find ICC success.
Possible playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, George Linde, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi.
West Indies, who ran out easy triumphs in the first T20I game, were offered a reality check by South Africa in the second match.
West Indies could well be the favourites to win this match, and certainly so. They have a fiery batting group filled with experience in the form of Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard. Although their bowling has been deficient in conviction, West Indies will invest in Dwayne Bravo to get them through in the game. Andre Russell too seemed to have found his mojo in the bowling unit.
Possible playing XI: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Chris Gayle, Obed McCoy and Kevin Sinclair.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The third T20I game between West Indies and South Africa will be played at the National Cricket Ground in Grenada on 29th June Tuesday.
Although the wicket at the National Cricket Stadium has witnessed its fair portion of runs this series, it is anticipated to be on the slower side going forward. The ball should come well on to the bat, with the batters looking to exploit the conditions and powerplay restrictions straightforward. The spin bowlers will come into play in the middle overs, making for an equal competition between the bat and the ball. Both sides will preferably look to bat first upon winning the toss, with 160 being a great total at this venue.
West Indies are at juicy odds of 1.58 whereas South Africa is at 2.15. Although South Africa will begin the game as underdogs, they have an intimidating unit which should give the Windies a pass for their money. With a series advantage hanging in the equilibrium, we should be in for an exciting game on Tuesday.