WI vs SA Match Prediction - Who will win today's second T20I?

West Indies vs South Africa, 2021 Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 2nd T20I match between WI vs SA?

In the previous game, Evin Lewis' half-century blew away the visitors.

Van der Dussen congratulates Andre Russell for their victory
Van der Dussen congratulates Andre Russell for their victory. (Photo Source: RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview  

West Indies went into the opening T20I against South Africa as the ICC’s number.10 ranked T20I team. However, at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada, Kieron Pollard and Co played like champions and won by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead.

They chased down 161 with 30 balls left. The second game is set to be played at the same venue on Sunday, June 27 and the Proteas need a win to avoid a must-win scenario for the last three games.

Temba Bavuma’s men haven’t won a T20I series in 2021 and they would be looking to, desperately, turn their fortunes around on Monday, June 28 at St George’s.

Match Details

Match – West Indies vs South Africa – 2nd match

Venue – National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada

Time – 11:30 PM IST, 06:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Fancode

Pitch report

The pitch in Grenada has turned out to be an absolute belter. The Caribbean team managed to smash as many as 15 sixes in their run-chase. The Proteas also churned out some lusty blows, though they strained in the second half of their innings. Batting second should be the way forward as the track isn’t expected to change nature to a large extent.

Avg score: 183 (2 T20Is in Grenada)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, N/R – 0

Playing combination for WI vs SA

West Indies

Predicted XI

Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Kevin Sinclair

Bench: Lendl Simmons, Hayden Walsh Jr, Akeal Hosein, Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy, Shimron Hetmyer, Fidel Edwards

South Africa

Predicted XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, George Linde/Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo/Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje

Bench: Janneman Malan, George Linde/Bjorn Fortuin, Lizaad Williams, Kyle Verreynne, Lungi Ngidi/Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder

WI vs SA Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 11 | West Indies – 5 | South Africa – 6 | N/R – 0

In West Indies

Played – 3 | West Indies – 1 | South Africa – 2 | Draw – 0

Probable best batsman of the match

Quinton de Kock– South Africa

On Saturday, Quinton de Kock played his first T20I match in 2021. Opening the batting, he smashed 37 runs off 24 balls and laid the platform for the visiting team. In his knock, he amassed two fours and as many sixes.

In the end, it was Andre Russell, who accounted for his wicket just after the mandatory powerplay. The onus will again be on the southpaw to take his team off to a flier

Probable best bowler of the match

Fabian Allen– West Indies

Fabian Allen was one of the star performers for the Caribbean team, though he didn’t the Player of the Match award. In four overs, he picked up the crucial wickets of Reeza Hendricks and Temba Bavuma, who both had gotten their eyes in.

Moreover, the left-arm spinner bowled at a frugal economy rate of 4.50, meaning that runs were hard to come by off his bowling.

Today’s match prediction: The team, batting second to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.