WI vs RSA Match Preview

The West Indies and South Africa are with out multiple Indian Premier League stars for this match again. Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen won't be involved, for example. The players tasked with succeeding in the absence of the first-choice picks have another challenge on their hands.

It should be well worthwhile naming Brandon King as your Dream11 team selection captain. He has been in solid format the top of the order and could offer a lot of value again. King is a clean hitter and will be familiar with the conditions at Sabina Park. He he hit a half-century in the series opener here.

Rassie van der Dussen is South Africa's captain. Don't necessarily make him your team's captain, but stick him in the middle order. He has been one of the most prolific batters in T20 cricket around the world this year. Van der Dussen should be motivated by being excluded from the Proteas' T20 World Cup squad.

For a couple of key all-rounders, look no further than Wiaan Mulder and Andile Phehlukwayo. Neither have had a good series, but both are capable of winning a contest with bat or ball - if not both. Phehlukwayo's performance with the ball could be particularly impressive. Conditions will suit his variations.

Whether you select one specialist spinner or two, Gudakesh Motie should be in your Dream11 team. Motie took three wickets in the series opener and three more in the second fixture. For a spinner to average three wickets per match, across one series, in this format, is outstanding.

Bjorn Fortuin could be the other spinner in your team. South Africa will likely open the bowling with him again. He will have the chance to take a couple of early wickets during the powerplay, when the batters are really looking to attack the slow bowlers.

Weather Report

Rain is forecast in Kingston on matchday. But the same was predicted during the previous match, which went unaffected. We could get another full fixture in here. The team to win the toss will probably opt to bat first.

Pitch Report

A first-innings score of 180-plus could be considered competitive at Sabina Park, where spin is going to have a role. Expect two slow bowlers in each XI. If a fresher pitch is used, conditions should be a bit quicker than if an older, slower deck is deployed.

Notable stats

King in form

King hit 79 in the first match of the series and 36 in the second. The elevation to captaincy is empowering his primary role as an opening batter. King has collected 10 half-centuries in T20I cricket and might be in for an 11th here.

Team News

The West Indies won't likely change a winning XI. South Africa could replace out-of-form fast bowler Anrich Nortje with in-form seamer Ottniel Baartman.

WI vs RSA Probable 11

WI Playing 11

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

RSA Playing 11

  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Ryan Rickelton
  • Matthew Breetzke
  • Rassie van der Dussen (C)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Wiaan Mulder
  • Bjorn Fortuin
  • Nqaba Peter
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Lungi Ngidi
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 have stronger batting and bowling resources than South Africa. They also have momentum and homeground advantage. The home side should win comfortably again.

Top Picks

Brandon King: Put the Windies opener in your Dream11 team selection and name him captain. Anticipate another big performance from the talented batter.

Gudakesh Motie: It will be tough not to select an in-form spinner who has taken six wickets at this venue in his last two T20Is. Motie will be familiar with conditions.

Reeza Hendricks: South Africa have lacked a standout batter this series, besides Hendricks, who is in form and primed for another top performance here.

WI vs RSA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Quinton de Kock

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

All-rounders: Jason Holder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Romario Shepherd

Bowlers: Obed McCoy, Lungi Ngidi, Gudakesh Motie

WI vs RSA Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction