The preparation for the T20 World Cup begins as South Africa lock horns with host West Indies in a three-match series, which starts on June 26 (Saturday) at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada.
For West Indies, Shimron Hetmyer will crack the nod ahead of Evin Lewis, who scored just 55 runs in three innings in the home T20I series against Sri Lanka in March.
On the other hand, South Africa will hit the strides right from the set and fix their combinations for the T20 World Cup scheduled to take place later this.
Match: West Indies vs South Africa, 1st T20I
Date and Time: 26th June 2021, at 11:30 PM IST
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
The National Cricket Stadium should be on the slower side, with spinners expected to play a big role. While the pacers will get some swing, the batsmen will look to make full use of the conditions in the powerplay overs.
With the pitch likely to slow down as the match progresses, wickets in hand will be key. Both teams will look to bat first upon winning the toss, with 160 being a good total at the venue.
Predicted Playing XI
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (c), Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Fletcher, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, George Linde, Sisanda Magala, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Lizaad Williams, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Verreynne, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi
West Indies vs South Africa 2021: 1st T20I – Dream11 Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Quinton de Kock, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Evin Lewis, Rassie van der Dussen, Andre Russell, George Linde, Kieron Pollard, Kagiso Rabada, Obed McCoy, Sheldon Cottrell
Captain: Chris Gayle. Vice-captain: Quinton de Kock
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Quinton de Kock, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Lendl Simmons, Rassi van der Dussen, Andre Russell, Anrich Nortje, Kieron Pollard, Kagiso Rabada, Obed McCoy, Sheldon Cottrell
Captain: Quinton de Kock. Vice-captain: K Pollard