- Rohit Singh | February 27, 2023 | 4:17 pm
SA vs WI, 1st Test Preview
South Africa is hosting West Indies for 2 match Test Series, of which the first match will be played on 28th February 2023 at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Both teams are out of the race to qualify for the ICC Test Championship 2023’s final. South Africa lost 2 back-to-back Test series against England and Australia, respectively. They have not won any game from the last 5 tests played in recent times. West Indies, on another side, won the 2-match series against Zimbabwe. Historically Centurion’s pitch has favored fast bowlers, which is why both teams have solidified their pace attack for this series.
SA vs WI, 1st Test Details
South Africa vs West Indies – 1st Test
Venue: SuperSport Park – Centurion
Date & Time: 28th February 2023 at 01:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Ten Network
SA vs WI, 1st Test Pitch Report
The match will be played at Centurion Park, Centurion. There will be plenty of pace and carry in this pitch across the opening few days. Expect a par score of 400+ in the first innings
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SA vs WI, 1st Test Probable Playing XIs:
South Africa Probable Playing XIs
Dean Elgar , Sarel Erwee, Heinrich Klaasen, Temba Bavuma (c), Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Simon Harmer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
West Indies Probable Playing XIs
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder, Gudakesh Motie, Kemar Roach
Topmost Picks for SA vs WI Dream11 Prediction, 1st Test:
Top Picks – South Africa
- Keshav Maharaj – Maharaj has been one of the best players for the African Team with his regular contribution with both bat and bowl.
- Kagiso Rabada – Rabada is an experienced bowler for South Africa and will lead their pace attack. He has picked up 268 wickets in 58 matches.
Top Picks – West Indies
- Kraigg Brathwaite – Brathwaite has been leading the side from the front with his performances. He has amassed 5303 runs from 83 matches and has scalped 29 wickets too.
- Alzarri Joseph – Joseph has been a good addition to the West Indies team due to his regular contributions to the team’s success. He has picked up 72 wickets and has scored 503 runs from 26 matches.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for SA vs WI Dream11 Team:
Joshua Da Silva, Kraigg Brathwaite, Dean Elgar(C), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Roston Chase, Kagiso Rabada(VC), Keshav Maharaj, Alzarri Joseph
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for SA vs WI Dream11 Team:
Joshua Da Silva, Heinrich Klaasen, Kraigg Brathwaite(VC), Dean Elgar, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Aiden Markram(C), Marco Jansen, Jason Holder, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Alzarri Joseph
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram
Vice-captain – Kagiso Rabada, Kraigg Brathwaite
Wicketkeeper – Joshua Da Silva
SA vs WI 1st Test Probable Winners:
By looking at both units, South Africa has an upper hand in the first test against the West Indies. Africa’s pace attack looks better than the West Indies’ bowling unit. West Indies will be competitive but may struggle to get on top of a very strong South African bowling attack. Also, South Africa’s batting depth will help them to tackle the West Indies bowling attack at Centurian. Considering the team combination, South Africa is expected to win this match.