WI vs SA: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report For 1st Test

WI vs SA: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report For 1st Test

Kraigg Brathwaite has been among the most consistent Test Batsmen for the West Indies.

Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Match Details

The first game of the two-match Test series between West Indies and South Africa will be played at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet in West Indies.

This match will start at 7:30 PM IST. This match will be live streamed on Fancode.

Preview

The last time South Africa played against Windies in West Indies in a bilateral series in 2005. They have fond memories of not losing a single match at that time. However, none of these players will play in these two tests. It’s the start of a new era for the away team as Dean Elgar’s reign as captain begins. Also, there are a few newbies on their team. However, a lot will depend on the experienced players like De Kook, Rabada and captain Elgar himself.

On the other hand, West Indies were undefeated in their last 4 Tests of which they won 2 against Bangladesh in their backyard. There strong batting lineup and fierce bowling attack can make the competition more tough and interesting. All in all, a crackerjack of a match is on the cards.

Probable Playing XIs of WI vs SA

West Indies

Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kieran Powell, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

South Africa

Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Keegan Petersen, Quinton de Kock (wk), Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje

Captaincy Pick for WI vs SA

Kraigg Brathwaite

Kraigg Brathwaite has been among the most consistent Test Batsmen for the West Indies. He is a quality batsmen and has the ability to play the long innings. The opening batsman amassed 4113 runs in 68 matches with an average of 33.43 and a strike rate of 40.73 in Test Cricket. He will be a key player for the West Indies.

Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar is one of the finest openers in the current era of Test Cricket. The South Africa skipper has scored 4260 runs in 67 matches with an average of 39.81 and a strike rate of 47.40 in Test Cricket. Thus, a big score could well be around the corner and hence, he will be a top captaincy option.

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Dean Elgar, Kraigg Brathwaite (C)

3-Player Team

Wiaan Mulder, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder (C)

4-Player Team

Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach (C)

11- Player Team

Shai Hope, Quinton de Kock, Kraigg Brathwaite, Aiden Markram, Rassi van der Dussen, Dean Elgar (VC), Jason Holder (C), Kyle Mayers, Wiaan Mulder, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

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