SA vs WI Today Match Prediction for South Africa vs West Indies 1st Test– Who Will Win SA vs WI match?

Published on: Feb 28, 2023 11:51 am IST|Updated on: Feb 28, 2023 11:51 am IST

SA vs WI

South Africa is all set to host West Indies in the two-match Test series. The first game of the series will be played on Tuesday (28th February) in Centurion whereas second game between the teams will be played on 8th March in Johannesburg. The Proteas are almost out of the race for the World Test Championship Final but they would want to win the games and keep their home record in tact whereas West Indies, who have been under a lot of scanner for their performances of late would have a point to prove.

SA vs WI Match Details

Fixture Name: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test
Competition: West Indies tour of South Africa 2023
Date: 28th February 2022
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Ground: SuperSport Park, Centurion

SA vs WI Pitch Report

The pitch at SuperSport Park, Centurion offers a great help for both batters as well as the bowlers. It’s a high scoring ground but you cannot keep pacers out of contention on the South Africa pitches. The first and second innings score at this venue is 329 and 321 respectively which dips down to 235 and 163 runs respectively. The wicket might get slow as the game progresses and therefore there’ll be a chance for spinners as well. Batters need to apply themselves before taking on the shots. The ground so far has hosted 27 games, out of which 11 have been won by teams chasing first and 12 by teams batting first. With the kind of record on the venue, captain winning the toss would want to bat first.


South Africa – L L L L D
West Indies – W L L D W

SA vs WI Probable Playing XIs

South Africa:

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma (C), Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Senuran Muthusamy, Marco Jansen, Simon Harmer/Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Gerald Coetzee

West Indies: 

Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Joshua da Silva (WK), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Shannon Gabriel/Kemar Roach

SA vs WI Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter

Aiden Markram – Stats in Tests 

South African batter Aiden Markram is expected to be the best batter in the first Test against West Indies. The right-handedly has been in a terrific form and has been smashing runs consistently. He’s expected to shine in the first game. His stats are decent as well as in 33 games he has scored 2009 runs with 9 fifties and 5 hundreds.

Matches Runs Average 100s/50s H/S
33 2009 34.05 5/9 152

Probable Best Bowler

Kagiso Rabada – Stats in Tests

South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada is likely to be the best bowler in the first Test between South Africa and West Indies. He’s currently the best pacers going around in the world cricket. He bowled staggering well in the series against Australia and is expected to shine. His overall stats are exceptional as well as he has 268 wickets

Matches Wickets Average 5W 10W Best
58 268 22.85 12 4 7/112

SA vs WI Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between South Africa and West Indies  

  • The last time South Africa and West Indies squared off in a Test series, it saw the Proteas thumping the opposition in both the games.
  • South Africa have won 24 of the 27 Tests they have played at SuperSport Park in Centurion
  • Overall in 23 games, South Africa has won 20 games whereas West Indies has just 3 wins to their name.
  • According to the SA vs WI today match prediction, WI is the favourites to win this match.

SA vs WI Head to Head Test Record 

Matches Played SA Won WI Won Draw
23 20 3 0

Today’s Match Prediction: South Africa to win the match

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