- Rohit Singh | March 15, 2023 | 9:35 pm
SA vs WI, 1st ODI Preview
The opening game of the three–match ODI series between South Africa and West Indies gets underway on Thursday afternoon. South Africa lost their last match in this format, by 59 runs against England in February. West Indies were beaten by New Zealand in their last ODI, back in August against New Zealand. South Africa will not have many of their best players available for this game but will still be able to put out a strong side. Whether it will be good enough to beat West Indies remains to be seen. West Indies have struggled in this format for a long time but have plenty of quality white ball players.
SA vs WI, 1st ODI Details
South Africa vs West Indies – 1st ODI
Venue: Buffalo Park – East London
Date & Time: 16th March 2023 at 04:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports
SA vs WI, 1st ODI Pitch Report
We expect to see a good cricket wicket with neither bat or ball overly favoured by the pitch. There will be some turn for the spinners and a par score will be around 320.
No Injury. Will be added when there is an update.
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SA vs WI, 1st ODI Probable Playing XIs:
South Africa Probable Playing XIs
Quinton de Kock (wk), Tony de Zorzi, Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Tristan Stubbs, Keshav Maharaj, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee, Tabrez Shamsi
West Indies Probable Playing XIs
Shai Hope (c), Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Yannic Cariah, Shannon Gabriel
Topmost Picks for SA vs WI Dream11 Prediction, 1st ODI:
Top Picks – South Africa
- Quinton de Kock – The left-handed keeper-batter has enjoyed a break over the last five weeks since the end of the SA20. He will be refreshed and ready to take the attack to West Indies in this match.
- Lungi Ngidi – The right-arm pace bowler took 4-62 in his last ODI appearance against England in Kimberley at the start of February and will lead the pace bowling attack in this game.
Top Picks – West Indies
- Shai Hope – New captain has a brilliant ODI record. Since making his debut in this format in 2016, he has hit over 4300 runs from 99 innings.
- Akeal Hosein – The left-arm spinner has had a busy start to the year with appearances in the BBL, ILT20 and the PSL already. He will get turn from this pitch.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for SA vs WI Dream11 Team:
Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Rassie van der Dussen(C), Rovman Powell, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder(VC), Shannon Gabriel, Lungi Ngidi, Tabrez Shamsi
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for SA vs WI Dream11 Team:
Quinton de Kock(C), Nicholas Pooran(VC), Brandon King, Rassie van der Dussen, Rovman Powell, Reeza Hendricks, Tristan Stubbs, Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Lungi Ngidi, Akeal Hosein
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock
Vice-captain – Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran
Wicketkeeper – Quinton de Kock
SA vs WI 1st ODI Probable Winners:
With South Africa choosing to rest some of their big name bowlers, and also leaving out some of their other top players for the first two ODIs, this opening match of the series could well be a lot closer than some pundits are predicting. Hendricks has hit one hundred and five half-centuries in this format. We expect West Indies to compete throughout the game but think South Africa have more batting depth. Considering the team combination, South Africa is expected to win this match.