WI vs SA Stats : West Indies will take on South Africa in the first of two Test matches at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia from Thursday, 10 June onwards. West Indies’ recent performance in Test cricket has been good and they will look to carry that form into this series while South Africa will look for a fresh start under a new captain.
West Indies’s Test performance this year has been good as they haven’t lost any Test this year and has also won a Test series in Bangladesh and now will shift their focus on South Africa who is struggling in this format. In these home conditions their bowlers will be the trump cards for them and the duo of Jason Holder and Kemar Roach along with spinner Rahkeem Cornwall will be the key performers for them and then they also have some fine players in Kraigg Braithwaite, returning Shai Hope, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua da Silva etc who all have been impressive in recent time.
On the other side, South Africa who lost their last Test series to Pakistan is set to start a new era under Dean Elgar. They have a fine bowling attack of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj and their batting line up of Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock is fine but they need to play in a unity and their batsmen have to bat better against spinners.
A list of all the major stats and records ahead of the first Test between West Indies and South Africa in St Lucia.
Head to Head in Test Cricket : West Indies and South Africa have played 28 Tests against each other.
WI vs SA in Test Cricket :
Matches – 28
WI won – 3
SA won – 18
Drawn – 7
1 – West Indies have won only 1 Test at Darren Sammy National Stadium, St Lucia. Here their record is 1 win, 2 losses and 4 draws in 7 Test matches.
17 – Kemar Roach has taken 17 wickets at 17.94 in 3 Test matches at this venue with best bowling figures of 5/42.
17 – Anrich Nortje has 17 wickets at an average of 21.29 in 3 Tests with 2 five wickets haul this year while his partner Rabada has just 5 wickets at 39.4 in 2 Tests.
50 – South Africa openers Dean Elgar (277 runs at 55.40) and Aiden Markram (268 runs at 53.60) average over 50 in Tests in 2021.
462 – Kyle Mayers has scored 462 runs at 66.0 in 4 Tests this year with one double hundred and two fifties.
2000 – West Indies vice captain Jermain Blackwood needs 55 more runs to complete 2000 runs in Test cricket.
2007 – West Indies last time won a Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth back in 2007 and their last home Test win against them came in 2001.