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| On Jul 3, 2021 10:40 PM IST

West Indies vs South Africa: WI add Sheldon Cottrell to the squad for 5th T20I

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The series between West Indies and South Africa are tied 2-2, and the exciting contest awaits us in the 5th T20I. The middle-order of both the teams has been disappointing with their performances and has let their respective teams down. In the 4th T20I, the South Africa team tumbled down during the 2nd half of their innings. While, the bowlers have been impressive and would look to maintain the same form.

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Sheldon Cottrell added to the squad for 5th T20I

The fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell has been added to the squad for the 5th T20I against South Africa, which will be a series decider. It remains to see if he plays the match or not. The all-rounder Fabian Allen has been injured and it might be the reason for him being added to the squad.

The Windies Cricket informed on Twitter regarding the update regarding the squad and have named 13 players for the final match.


West Indies squad:

Kieron Pollard (Captain)
Nicholas Pooran (Vice Captain)
Sheldon Cottrell
Dwayne Bravo
Fidel Edwards
Andre Fletcher
Christopher Gayle
Shimron Hetmyer
Evin Lewis
Obed McCoy
Andre Russell
Lendl Simmons
Akeal Hosein

The tes captain Jason Holder has been rested, while Kevin Sinclair, Hayden Walsh, and Oshane Thomas are the travelling reserves.

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2 Important players for Each Side in the 5th T20I

West Indies

Kieron Pollard: The all-rounder has heaps of experience in the T10 format and his quickfire knock helped the team to level the series.

Dwayne Bravo: The all-rounder picked 4 wickets in the last match, and has a knack of hitting crucial runs at the lower-middle order.

South Africa

Q De Kock: The player has scored the most runs in the series and has been a terrific top-order batsmen in the T20 format.

T Shamsi: The no.1 T20I bowler has been impressive in the series with a good economy and has been a consistent wicket-taker as well.

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Harshit Rathi

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