The 5th and final T20I between South Africa and West Indies are scheduled to take place on July 3. So far both the teams have two-two victories in their bag. The teams will have to give their best to win the close contested series. Notably, the Caribbean lost the Test series to Proteas and will be looking forward to taking revenge.
The 4th T20I match of South Africa tour of West Indies at St George’s on July 1 saw West Indies clinch a victory. Captain Kieron Pollard’s unbeaten 51 run knocks at a strike rate of 204 helped West Indies reach a respectable total of 167. Other than Pollard, Lendl Simmons also had a great outing with the bat.
His career best figures! 💥💥
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The stellar southpaw Quinton de Kock smashed brilliant 60 runs while chasing the target. However, he got no support from the other end to hand over the victory to the Proteas team. Dwayne Bravo was the one to stop South Africans to reach the target. Bravo was able to scalp 4 wickets by giving away just 19 runs.
Overall throughout the four matches played Proteas‘ biggest concern is their batting. Quinton de Kock is the only one who looked great all other batters looked dull. The two matches South Africa won were complete because of their bowling unit.
Date and Time: 3 July, Saturday – 11:30 PM IST, 06:00 PM GMT
Match: West Indies vs South Africa 5th T20I Match
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, Grenada.
The pitch will be a little slower and will provide help to the spinners as shown by Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, and Fabian Allen. However, batters will be looking forward to utilizing the powerplay effectively and score big runs. Also, Batting will be tough in the middle overs.
A total of around 160 will be enough for the team batting first. Toss will play a crucial role in the match. Teams will be looking forward to avoiding the chase.
Avg score: 174 (5 T20Is in Grenada)
Total Games Played: 5; Bat 1st Won: 4; Bat 2nd Won: 1
West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Fidel Edwards, Obed McCoy
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Bench: Andre Fletcher, Hayden Walsh Jr, Akeal Hosein, Oshane Thomas, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Kevin Sinclair
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, George Linde, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
Bench: Janneman Malan, Bjorn Fortuin, Lizaad Williams, Kyle Verreynne, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Wiaan Mulder, Heinrich Klaasen
West Indies vs South Africa 5th T20I Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Rassie van der Dussen, Kieron Pollard, Temba Bavuma, Andre Russell, George Linde, Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
Captain: Evin Lewis. Vice-captain: Temba Bavuma
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Reeza Hendricks, Kieron Pollard, Temba Bavuma, Andre Russell, George Linde, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
Captain: Andre Russell. Vice-captain: Evin Lewis