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

West Indies vs South Africa, 2021 Match Prediction – Who will win today’s 4th T20I match between WI vs SA?

The Proteas will be looking to take an unassailable 3-1 lead on Thursday.

West Indies vs South Africa
West Indies vs South Africa. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview  

South Africa have made an incredible comeback in their five-match T20I series against West Indies. After losing the opening match by five wickets with 30 balls left, Temba Bavuma and Co have secured a 2-1 lead.

In both their previous two matches, the Proteas did extremely well while defending. In the last match, the visitors won by one run after posting 167 on the board.

The fourth and penultimate game of the series is scheduled to be played on Thursday, July 1. It’s a must-win affair for the Caribbean team. For South Africa, it’s a chance to wrap up the series with one match remaining.

Match Details

Match – West Indies vs South Africa – 4th 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 been a sporting one thus far. Scores around the 170-run mark have been completive. The spinners and pacers have also extracted quite a bit from the surface.

The Caribbean team might not want to chase keeping in mind the results of the previous two matches. There are chances of rain during the course of the match and hence, there could be delays.

Avg score: 178 (4 T20Is in Grenada)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3, N/R – 0

Playing combination for WI vs SA

West Indies

Predicted XI

Andre Fletcher/Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Kevin Sinclair

Bench: Lendl Simmons/Andre Fletcher, Hayden Walsh Jr, Akeal Hosein, Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle

South Africa

Predicted XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, George Linde, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje

Bench: Janneman Malan, Bjorn Fortuin, Lizaad Williams, Kyle Verreynne, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Heinrich Klaasen

WI vs SA Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 13 | West Indies – 5 | South Africa –8 | N/R – 0

In West Indies

Played – 5 | West Indies – 1 | South Africa – 4 | Draw – 0

Probable best batsman of the match

Quinton de Kock– South Africa

Quinton de Kock has been the standout batter from either side. The southpaw has scored 135 runs at an average and strike rate of 45 and 142.10. After missing out on half-centuries in the first two games, the left-hander hit 72 in the third match.

He will be looking to churn out another substantial knock and take the Proteas to an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.

Probable best bowler of the match

Obed McCoy– West Indies

Obed McCoy has been the standout bowler in the series without a doubt. The left-arm seamer couldn’t get a wicket in the first game, but he has, well and truly, made amends.

In three matches, McCoy has churned out seven wickets at an economy rate of 6.41. In the previous match, he picked up a four-wicket haul and gave an account of the damage he can do.

Today’s match prediction: West Indies 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.