When and Where to Watch West Indies vs South Africa Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, and Pitch Report for 1st Test
Keegan Petersen would be all set to mark his debut for South Africa during the 1st Test against West Indies.
Updated - Jun 9, 2021 5:29 pm
South Africa are all set to kick off their tour of the West Indies from June 10. The tour consists of two-match Test series followed by five-match T20I series, starting from June 26. It is a known fact that South Africa have been struggling to get the desired form of the team for quite some time. Their dismal shows at home and away matches might have dented their confidence and will.
However, it was only in March that Dean Elgar was handed over the reins of the team in the longest format and he would be the crucial asset for the touring team. He has been one of the best openers for them in all these times and with the help of experienced players like Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma and others, the team can look forward to a great outing.
Talking about the West Indies team, they won a two-match Test series against Bangladesh outright in February 2021 whereas their last Test series against Sri Lanka ended in a draw. However, they won both T20I and ODI series against the Island nation.
Playing combinations for WI vs SA
Over the years, WI have developed a formidable Test squad, and skipper Craigg Braithwaite is the key man in their lineup. The top order will be in hands of experienced Kieran Powell who can set up a good tone for the home side.
Jason Holder will be another vital aspect for them who would be expected to contribute with both and ball. Rahkeem Cornwall has also shown up how he can put his part in both departments of the game.
Probable Playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kieran Powell, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales
Bench: Roston Chase and Shai Hope
Dean Elgar, the newly appointed skipper of the Proteas would be keen on taking SA out of their crunch spot. With the help of De Kock, Bavuma, who is also the newly appointed skipper of South Africa for the white ball team, the team will thrive to turn fortunes in their favour.
It has been reported that middle-order batsman Keegan Petersen will mark his debut when South Africa shows up against hosts for the 1st Test of the new era. His inclusion in the team on the back of years of experience in the domestic circuit might become the right click for the Proteas going forward.
Probable Playing XI: Dean Elgar(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Keegan Petersen, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Bench: Beuran Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams, Marco Jansen, Sarel Erwee, Tabraiz Shamsi, Prenelen Subrayen
WI vs SA Head-to-Head
Played – 28 | West Indies – 3 | South Africa – 18 | Draw – 7
In West Indies
Played – 13 | West Indies – 2 | South Africa – 6 | Draw – 5
WI vs SA broadcast details:
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 10:00 Local (14:00 GMT)
South Africa: SuperSports Channel
Caribbean: Flow Sports
India: FanCode App