South Africa vs West Indies T20 World Cup 2021 Today Match Prediction


Modified Oct 26, 2021 11:44 AM IST

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South Africa vs West Indies T20 World Cup 2021 Today Match Prediction In the 18th match of the T20 World Cup 2021, South Africa will face reigning champions West Indies in a Group 1 encounter on Tuesday. Despite scoring just 118 runs in their tournament opener against Australia, the Proteas performed admirably to keep the game alive till the last over. They did, however, lose the match by 5 wickets. In the second part of the match against Australia, the bowlers reclaimed them, and now it’s up to the hitters to demonstrate their worth against the West Indies.

The West Indies were bowled out for just 55 runs in 15 overs against England in their first encounter, losing by six wickets. As they fought hard with the ball and picked up four wickets, there are many factors to keep them motivated. West Indies have the ability to bat deep and have a good chance of winning this match. It’s a critical game for both teams, as another loss might jeopardize their prospects of reaching the knockout stages.

Match Details

Match: West Indies vs South Africa 18th Match, Super 12, Group-1

Date – 26 October 2021

Time: 03:30 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Pitch Report

As the game progresses, the ball will get closer to the bat, and the hitters’ ability to identify gaps will be crucial. The side that bats second has a better chance of winning the match, thus bowling first is a favorable alternative.

Weather Report

On matchday, the temperature is forecast to be approximately 33°C, with 41 percent humidity and a wind speed of 21 km/hr. During the game, there are no possibilities of rain.

South Africa vs West Indies Playing 11

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk) , Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller

West Indies Predicted Playing 11

Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul



Matches- 15, South Africa – 9, West Indies – 6, Tied- 0

In T20 World Cups

Matches- 3, South Africa – 2, West Indies – 1, Tied- 0

Key players

Aiden Markram

In the most recent encounter against Australia, Aiden Markram was the only South African to score more than 30 runs. He finished his innings with 40 runs off 36 balls, including three fours and a six. He’s also a fantastic fielder, having dismissed Steve Smith with a stunner.

Evin Lewis

From the first ball, Evin Lewis goes after the bowlers. In the final match against England, he started his account with a straight six over the bowler’s head, however, he was removed for only 6 runs due to a weak stroke. 

Team News

  • The South African express bowler Anrich Nortje has been on spot with his lines and lengths, and he should be able to pick up a wicket or two in this match.
  • Lewis has been in excellent form with the Rajasthan Royals and the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in recent months. Lewis, who can score quick runs at the top of the order, is a player to keep an eye on in this game.

South Africa vs West Indies Match Tips

South Africa was not anticipated to make a big splash at this tournament, but they definitely showed more mettle in their opening – not that beating West Indies is difficult. Regardless, a close game is predicted, and the reigning champs may be forced to make a quick turnaround. Indies presently appears to be in good shape to win.

Today’s match prediction South Africa to win the match.