SA vs WI Prediction: Afghanistan took on Scotland yesterday in a thoroughly one-sided affair. Winning the toss and opting to bat first, Afghanistan put on a massive 190/4 in their quota of 20 overs. All the batsmen contributed handsomely, with Najibullah top-scoring with 59. Safyaan Sharif picked up two wickets. In response, Scotland were skittled out for a paltry 60 runs with the spinners wreaking havoc. Mujeeb ur Rehman picked a five-wicket haul while Rashid Khan picked up four.
South Africa and West Indies go head to head in Dubai in the first game today. Both teams are heading into this game on the back of a loss. While South Africa lost to Australia in a nail-biting finish, West Indies were decimated by England. Group 1 is super tough and another loss for either team will certainly kill their chances of qualifying.
SA vs WI Cricket Betting Tips
South Africa vs West Indies
Match 18, T20 World Cup
26 October 2021, 03:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split into four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
SA vs WI Head to Head: South Africa have 9 wins compared to 6 victories by West indies.
SA – 50%
WI – 50%
Although both teams lost their opening fixture, South Africa performed better. They also defeated the Caribbean side at their home recently. West Indies boast of several big hitters but they might have to curb their instincts in order to succeed. We expect West Indies to open their account and win this match.
Bet365: SA: 1.90; WI: 1.90
Tabraiz Shamsi will enjoy bowling against the number of left-handers on the West Indian side. He has 50 wickets in 43 innings at an economy of 6.76.
We are tipping Rassie van der Dussen to shine in this game. He scored a brilliant hundred in the warm-up games. He has 758 runs in 27 innings at an average of 34.
Akeal Hosein could prove to be a good differential for your SA vs WI Dream11 teams. He picked up two wickets in the last game. He also had a solid CPL 2021.
SA Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
WI Playing XI
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul
It is a decent batting deck in the Dubai International cricket stadium. There might be some help for the pacers early on. 160-170 should be a winning total on this ground. The team winning the toss might elect to bat second as chasing has been easier recently.
If SA bats first: 150-160
If WI bats first: 160-170
Though we are approaching the end of October, playing conditions will continue to be tough for both teams today in Dubai with the sun shining brightly throughout the day. The temperature of 27 degrees Celsius in the morning hours will reach its highest value of 33 degrees by mid-day and will remain so for most of the match duration. Humidity levels of 80% in the morning hours will reduce to around 50% by the afternoon. The winds will be light.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Q de Kock
BATSMEN: E Lewis, R van der Dussen, A Markram
ALL-ROUNDERS: D Bravo, A Russell, D Pretorius
BOWLERS: R Rampaul, A Hosein, T Shamsi, A Nortje
Captain choices: A Nortje/ R van der Dussen
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