WI Playing 11: After losing the Test series, West Indies will be up against South Africa in the start of a crucial T20 series here at Grenada. Both teams will be looking to gain some form here with T20 World Cup to be held later this year. SA were low in confidence coming into this tour but the Test series win would have given them lots of confidence. The Proteas also lead the head-to-head record over WI 6-4. But they will be aware of the danger that this West Indian side possesses in this format.
West Indies’ T20 side looks totally different from their Test squad. With several new faces in the team including the return of captain Pollard, they are likely to put up a tough fight here.
Nicholas Pooran (wk)
Kieron Pollard (C)
The return of the ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle gives WI experience at the top. They have a blockbuster team with plenty of experience of T20 cricket. Pollard and Pooran will play an important role in the middle overs. Also, it will be interesting to see exciting T20 stars like Russell and Bravo. As evident from this team, we are likely to witness a good amount of sixes in this match.
Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jnr.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the West Indies vs South Africa 1st T20I match on Fancode. The match will be played on 26 June and will start at 11:30 pm (IST).