WI vs RSA Match Preview

The West Indies and South Africa are preparing for next month's T20 World Cup in the United States of America and Caribbean. Both teams are without first-choice players such as Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram and Andre Russell, who are still involved in the Indian Premier League.

But there will be many other outstanding players involved in this match, including Matthew Forde and Gudakesh Motie, who took three wickets each in the series opener. The seamer and spinner complemented each other well. Both are worthwhile naming in your Dream11 team selection.

Ottniel Baartman and Shamar Joseph are relatively new to international cricket. They are superb seamers. Baartman as been bowling with good accuracy and variety, while Joseph's outright pace has been troubling opposition batters aplenty. Pick one or both for your team.

Quinton de Kock will go into this match with recent IPL experience and the ability to put in a big performance at the top of the order. He is a world-class opening batter - and wicketkeeper. Back him for this dual role in your team. De Kock is one of the best T20I cricketers in the world.

You might want to select two spinners. Consider Bjorn Fortuin alongside Motie. Fortuin could bowl with the new ball again and have the opportunity to strike during the powerplay, when the opening batters are really looking to get after the slow bowlers.

You will need a captain. Brandon King and Rassie van der Dussen are leading the West Indies and South Africa, respectively, in temporary capacities. King is probably a stronger pick here as captain. But you can still select van der Dussen in your middle order.

Weather Report

Rain is forecast in Kingston on matchday. If the match is negatively affected by wet weather, this could suit the team batting second and pursuing an adjusted total.

Pitch Report

If a fresh pitch is used at Sabina Park, 170-plus should be considered a competitive first-innings total. If the same strip from the first match is used, it will likely be slower, which could make for a competitive 160-plus first-innings score. Both teams will probably play two spinners. The team to win the toss will likely choose to bowl first.

Notable stats

King in form

The current West Indies T20I captain has already collected over 1,200 runs in this format, including 10 half-centuries. His T20I career strike rate is nearing 135.

Team News

The West Indies won't likely change a winning XI. South Africa will probably play an extra spinner. This could mean an international debut for Nqaba Peter.

WI vs RSA Probable 11

WI Playing 11

  • Brandon King (C)
  • Johnson Charles
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Roston Chase
  • Andre Fletcher (Wk)
  • Fabian Allen
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Matthew Forde
  • Gudakesh Motie
  • Shamar Joseph
  • Obed McCoy

RSA Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Ryan Rickelton
  • Matthew Breetzke
  • Rassie van der Dussen (C)
  • Wiaan Mulder
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Bjorn Fortuin
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Ottneil Baartman
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The West Indies will win this match. Their homeground advantage, deeper bowling resources and stronger batting department make them the favourites over the Proteas.

Top Picks

Brandon King: Put the West Indies captain and opening batter in your Dream11 team selection and look forward to a top performance.

Bjorn Fortuin: For a spinner who can open the bowling well and snatch a few early wickets, look no further than the Proteas left-armer.

Matthew Forde: The fast bowler is an exciting prospect for the West Indies and should be full of confidence on the back of his three wickets in the previous fixture.

WI vs RSA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Andre Fletcher

Batters: Brandon King (C), Reeza Hendricks, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase (VC)

All-rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers: Gerald Coetzee, Obed McCoy, Matthew Forde, Gudakesh Motie, Ottniel Baartman

WI vs RSA Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction