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SA vs WI T20 World Cup 2021: Possible Playing 11 of West Indies

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WI Playing 11: The West Indies team will lock horns with the South Africa team in their 2nd fixture of the T20 World Cup 2021. If they lose this match, it will be very hard to make it to the semi finals of the tournament.

In the last fixture, the West Indies surrendered to the England bowlers and were dismissed for a score of 55 runs. The biggest contribution of 13 came from Chris Gayle. While the bowlers, Rampaul and Akeal put up an impressive show to put pressure on the opposition, but were not even close to winning the match and would look to improve the performances.


Team News

  • The team lost their first fixture against England.
  • All the players are fit and no changes are expected in Playing 11.

WI Playing 11 (likely)

One of the favourites to win the tournament delivered a disappointing performance in the last fixture against England. They have a habit of collapsing in some big matches, and this fixture will be quite critical for them to make their case strong to make it to the semi finals of the tournament.

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The batters like Lewis, Hetmyer will be most important due to their form leading up to this tournament, while Rampaul and Akeal performed well in the CPL as well as the first fixture of the tournament. No changes are expected in the West Indies line up for their match against South Africa.

WI Playing 11 (likely)

1. Lendl Simmons
2. Evin Lewis
3. Chris Gayle
4. Nicholas Pooran (wk)
5. Shimron Hetmyer
6. Andre Russell
7. Kieron Pollard (c)
8. Dwayne Bravo
9. Ravi Rampaul
10. Obed McCoy
11. Akeal Hosein

West Indies Squad

West Indies Squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (vc), Akeal Hossein, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh jnr


Where to Watch SA vs WI Live T20 World Cup 2021

WATCH SA vs WI T20 World Cup 2021 Live on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. The West Indies team will be looking to make a strong comeback in the T20 World Cup on the back of T20 stars in the team like Lewis, Gayle, Pollard, Bravo, and Russell. These players have been proven performers and will look to improve their performance to give the team a much needed booster to do well in the upcoming fixtures. The Disney+ Hotstar Plans can be availed to watch the South Africa vs West Indies Match 18 of the T20 World Cup 2021, which will be quite important for both the teams.


4 Fantasy picks for South Africa vs West Indies from WI

1. Evin Lewis

The opening batsman has been in terrific form for the past 2 months in the CPL and IPL. Although he did not contribute enough in the first fixture, he still has the capability to comeback harder and give the team an outstanding start at the power play overs. In 46 T20Is, he has 1324 runs

Name Matches Runs Average
Evin Lewis 45 1318 31.52

2. Ravi Rampaul

The experienced bowler was drafted to the West Indies squad and finally the Playing due to his terrific performances in the CPL 2021. He has been impressive in the warmups and took a wicket of Jason Roy in the first league fixture. He took a single wicket and gave away 14 runs in 2 overs.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Ravi Rampaul 24 30 24

3. Shimron Hetmyer

The middle order batsman is in fine nick in the T20 format, and has managed to give his teams a great finish in the final overs. In the IPL, he displayed maturity and took the game deep and succeeded to win the match for the team.

Name Matches Runs Average
Shimron Hetmyer 38 548 19.5

Watch: Akeal Hossein’s fantastic catch to dismiss Livingstone


4. Akeal Hosein

The left arm spinner was included in the squad in place of Fabian Allen, and got an opportunity to appear in the first game itself. He took 2 wickets of the top batters of the opposition and can surely be your differential pick due to his track record as well. In 58 T20 matches, he has scalped 38 wickets.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Akeal Hosein 58 38 25.86

 

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