WI vs SA Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st Test
Jason Holder is the no.1 Test all-rounder and you should include him in fantasy team without hesitation.
Updated - Jun 10, 2021 5:42 pm
The first Test between West Indies and South Africa is all set to be played at the Daren Sammy National Cricket stadium. The ground has not hosted a Test since early 2019 when England beat West Indies. This will be a great occasion as international cricket returns to the country of St Lucia.
South Africa has come into this series with a new captain, Dean Elgar, who was handed over the Test captaincy with the subsequent removal of Quinton de Kock. His counterpart, Kraigg Brathwaite has a bit more experience in the leadership role. While South Africa’s last Test assignment was a 2-0 defeat in Pakistan, West Indies played out a 0-0 drawn series at home against Sri Lanka.
West Indies vs South Africa, 1st Test
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Date & Time: June 10th at 7:00 PM IST and local time 10:00 AM
Live Streaming: Fancode
The wicket in Gros Islet offers some bounce to the bowlers with the new ball. The batsmen need to see off the initial swing on offer. The new and hard ball can also jump on the batsman making it difficult for them to play. The wicket will even out as the match progresses.
Probable Playing XIs for WI vs SA:
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
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
Top Picks for WI vs SA Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Dean Elgar will be excited to step up and make some runs for his side after getting the captaincy. He has scored 4260 runs in 67 Tests at an average of 39.44.
Nkrumah Bonner has been highly impressive since his debut for the West Indies. He has played only four Tests but scored 375 runs, with a hundred and two fifties.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Jason Holder is probably the most improved cricketer that we have seen in recent times. He is the no.1 Test all-rounder. He has been highly inspirational for this side in the last few years.
George Linde is someone who can just make things happen, with the bat, with the ball, and on the field. In three Tests, he has scored 135 runs and picked nine wickets, both at a respectable rate.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Kemar Roach is just the bowler you need in these conditions. He was in superb form with the ball in the recent county championship in England. He has 214 wickets in 63 Tests at an average of 27.72.
Kagiso Rabada is a definite match-winner. He will enjoy bowling on these pitches where there is some bounce on offer for the pacers. He has 202 wickets in 47 Tests at an average of 23.66.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Quinton de Kock is the more experienced wicketkeeper between himself and Joshua de Silva. Because he will bat lower down the order, we can expect to see some fireworks from him.
WI vs SA Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (career stats)|
|Dean Elgar||4260 runs|
|Jason Holder||2253 runs and 123 wickets|
|Kagiso Rabada||202 wickets|
|Rassie van der Dussen||485 runs|
|N Bonner||375 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
J Silva, R der Dussen (C), K Powell, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Jason Holder, George Linde, Rakheem Cornwall, Kemar Roach (VC), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Q Kock, R van der Dussen, Kraigg Brathwaite, J Blackwood, Dean Elgar (C), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder (VC), Keshav Maharaj, Kemar Roach, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
WI vs SA Risky Captaincy Choices:
Kieran Powell hasn’t played a Test match for sometime and how well his game has been shaping up coming into this match is anybody’s guess. In fact, this will be his first Test in three years.
Aiden Markram is an excellent batsman and has shown his class. The problem is that he isn’t consistent with that ‘showing his class’ part. Hence, it is risky to make him the captain.
Player you should avoid:
Wiaan Mulder has been impressive in domestic cricket which has allowed him a spot here but whether his game is yet ready to make an impact in Tests overseas is something that can’t be said for sure.