- Sanjay Sanapoori | February 27, 2023 | 4:47 pm
South Africa are coming off a series of poor performances as they lost four of their last five Tests matches. They have a new leader in Temba Bavuma, who was one of the only players to come up with good performances in Australia. Dean Elgar, who struggled in Australia remains their opener, and after losing form and captaincy he will really be desperate to get back to rhythm.
West Indies too have a touch of desperation around them. While they did go a little better in their last few games they are ringing the changes as well with Shannon Gabriel back in the side.
Date: February 28th 2023
Time: 1:30 PM IST
SA vs WI Weather Report
The Weather at Centurion is pretty good for the upcoming game.
SA vs WI Pitch Report
In recent times the Centurion track has gone dry and could help the spinners more than the usual South African track.
SA vs WI Head-to-Head
Played- 30| South Africa-20 | West Indies- 3 | Draw- 7
SA vs WI Predicted Playing XI
South Africa Playing XI
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markaram, Keegan Peterson, Temba Bavuma, Tony De Zorzi, Henrich Klaasan, Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Simon Harmer
West Indies Playing XI
Kraigg Brathawaite, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Devon Thomas, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Joshua De Silva, Roston Chase, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel
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SA vs WI Key Players
With Aiden Markaram finding his rhythm in the shorter formats, the South African team has decided to bring him back in all formats. In his early days he has proven himself as a talented batter and now with his return to Test Cricket, Markaram will be eager to hold his spot and make the spot at the top of the order his own.
Joseph was a lone warrior in Australia. With the ball the support he got was rather low given he was the only one in the side who could bowl with pure pace. Now, with another pacer capable of testing the speed guns, Joseph will have some cushion, but still remains their best chance of making an impact in South Africa.
SA vs WI Match Tips
South Africa are favorites given their home strength and West Indies poor record overseas, against the stronger nations.