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| On Oct 25, 2021 3:30 PM IST

SA vs WI Dream 11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, Team Details


SA vs WI Dream11 Prediction: In the 18th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, South Africa will be taking on West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on 26 October. Both these teams have already played one match each in the ongoing edition of the tournament and have a fair idea on how to approach things.

SA vs WI Dream 11 Prediction

Both these teams are coming into this game very much low on confidence after losing in their previous outings. South Africa conceded a disappointing 5-wicket loss at the hands of Australia in their opening match in this ICC T20 World Cup 2021. On the other hand, defending champions West Indies started off their title defense in a horrendous manner as they suffered a pretty one-sided 6-wicket defeat against England.

SA vs WI Match Details

West Indies are placed at the 9th spot in the ICC T20I Rankings with 234 rating and 6792 points. On the other hand, South Africa occupies the 5th position with a total of 7489 points. In the 15 T20I matches played between these two sides, South Africa have always dominated with as many as 9 wins while West Indies have emerged victorious on 6 occasions.

Fixture Name: Match 18, South Africa vs West Indies

Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

Date: 26 October

Time: 3:30 PM IST

SA vs WI Ground Details

Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium are once again expected to be dry and slow. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings as it is a afternoon game. However, bowling first will be a safe option after winning the toss. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.

SA vs WI Dream 11 Team Prediction

It will be a calculative move to pick a mixed combination of West Indies and South Africa players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the starting stages of the T20 World Cup, it will be a good decision to include more of batters to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Anrich Nortje, Quinton de Kock and Tabraiz Shamsi remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Quinton de Kock
BATTERS: Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer
ALL-ROUNDERS: Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard
BOWLERS: Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Akeal Hosein

SA vs WI Dream 11 Fantasy Tips 2021

South Africa will definitely have the upper hand in this exciting contest against West Indies. The Temba Bavuma-led South African side have a pretty balanced side of some really good batters and bowlers with which they almost got the better of Australia in a low-scoring encounter. On the other hand, defending champions West Indies will be eyeing to put up an improved performance in this match and they will be a fearless side once again.

SA Top Picks

The South African side will want to come up with a better effort both with the bat and ball as they have performed in the last few T20I games. The duo of Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram have performed really well in the opening department and they will have the support of Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller and Temba Bavuma. In the bowling department, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will once again be crucial with the ball.

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Quinton de Kock

South Africa’s experienced wicket-keeper batter Quinton de Kock will be an important player to watch out for in this game for his side. Although, he did not have the best of performances in the first match against Australia, but the left-hander scored back-to-back half-centuries in the previous T20I series in Sri Lanka. Quinton de Kock has smashed a total of 1765 runs having represented South Africa in 58 T20I matches at a strike-rate of 135.66.

Name Matches Runs Strike-Rate
Quinton de Kock 58 1765 135.66

Tabraiz Shamsi

The No.1 bowler in the ICC T20I Rankings, Tabraiz Shamsi bowled well against Australia where he also took the important wicket of Glenn Maxwell having conceded just 22 runs. He also showed his class in the second T20I match against Sri Lanka registering excellent figures of 3 for 20 in his quota of four overs. He was also economical with the ball in the first match and picked a scalp as well. He has been a consistent wicket-taker for South Africa in the shortest form of the game.

Name Matches Wickets Economy
Tabraiz Shamsi 42 50 6.76

SA News

  • There are no major injury issues for South Africa.
  • They are unlikely to make any big time changes from the previous game.
  • Temba Bavuma will be the captain.
  • Quinton de Kock will keep the wickets.
  • Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen will be their important batters.
  • Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi will be their crucial bowlers.

SA Playing 11 (likely)
Quinton de Kock
Temba Bavuma
Aiden Markram
Rassie van der Dussen
David Miller
Heinrich Klaasen
Dwaine Pretorius
Keshav Maharaj
Kagiso Rabada
Tabraiz Shamsi
Anrich Nortje

Related: Aiden Markram’s Fantastic Catch to dismiss Steve Smith – WATCH

WI Top Picks

West Indies will be aiming to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball after that disappointing loss against England. The likes of Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer and Kieron Pollard will have to take the responsibility in the batting department and they will be looking to be amongst the runs on consistent basis. On the other hand, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul and Akeal Hosein will have to play an important role with the ball.

Evin Lewis

West Indies’ swashbuckling opener Evin Lewis had a brilliant performance both in the Indian Premier League 2021 season and Caribbean Premier League. The left-handed batter has an excellent record in the shortest format of the game. Lewis has smacked more than 1300 runs while playing in a total of 46 T20Is at an amazing strike-rate of 157.81. He has also scored 9 half-centuries and 2 hundreds with a highest score of 125.

Name Matches Runs Strike-Rate
Evin Lewis 46 1324 157.81


Dwayne Bravo

For West Indies, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is quite an experienced campaigner in the shortest format of the game. He is still the leading wicket-taker in the history of the T20 format having picked up more than 550 wickets. Bravo has taken as many as 76 wickets from 87 T20I games at an impressive economy of 8.09. The right-arm pacer has the ability to keep control on the scoring-rate in the middle-overs and picking regular wickets at the death.

Name Matches Wickets Runs
Dwayne Bravo 87 76 1234

WI News

  • There are no major injury problems for West Indies.
  • They are likely to retain the same playing combination.
  • Kieron Pollard will captain the team.
  • Nicholas Pooran will don the wicket-keeping gloves.
  • The likes of Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer and Kieron Pollard will have to take the responsibility in the batting department.
  • Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul and Akeal Hosein will have to play an important role with the ball.

WI Playing 11 (likely)
Evin Lewis
Lendl Simmons
Chris Gayle
Shimron Hetmyer
Nicholas Pooran
Dwayne Bravo
Kieron Pollard
Andre Russell
Akeal Hosein
Ravi Rampaul
Obed McCoy

Related: Akeal Hosein Brilliant Catch in England vs West Indies – WATCH

Watch SA vs WI Live Score And Streaming

Watch the South Africa vs West Indies ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. A big panel of experienced commentators will be providing their expert comments during this entertaining SA vs WI encounter from 3:30 PM IST in Dubai.

List of Channels to watch SA vs WI Match

India & rest of the Indian sub-continent (including Sri Lanka): Star Sports
Australia: Fox Sports, Channel 9
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland: Sky Sports
South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
United Arab Emirates: Etisalat Criclife
USA & Canada: Willow TV
New Zealand: SKY Sport
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
Caribbean: ESPN
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
Afghanistan: Radio Television Afghanistan
South East Asia: Fox Networks Group
Pacific Islands: Digicel
MENA, Continental Europe and Central Asia: Yupp TV
Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong: Star Cricket

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.