If you are an avid follower of cricket news, you must have heard about the much anticipated South Africa Tour of West Indies 2021. It consisted of two five-day Test matches and five T20Is from June 10th to July 3rd, 2021 in Grenada and St Lucia.
Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (Vice Captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, and Jomel Warrican.
Dean Elgar (Captain), Temba Bavuma (Vice-Captain), Quinton de Kock, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Peterson, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams, Prenelan Subrayen, Marco Jansen.
Fixtures and Venues
10 – 14 June 1st. Test DSCG
18 – 22 June 2nd. Test DSCG
26 June 1st. T20I GNCS
27 June 2nd. T20I GNCS
29 June 3rd. T20I GNCS
01 July 4th. T20I GNCS
03 July 5th. T20I GNCS
Full Venue Names
DSCG: Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St Lucia
GNCS: National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada
The West Indies squad is power-packed with pacers and opening batsmen who are capable of doing some serious damage and produce back-to-back wins. In contrast, the humid cricket pitches in Caribbean Islands can be intimidating for South Africans and unexpected rains can play a spoilsport during the series.
After the test series, West Indies and South Africa are all set to lock horns in the five-match T20I series. The South African squad would be looking to get off to a winning start with a number of their key players back in the mix, the visitors would be fancying their chances big time. As for the West Indies team, they are at a present low in the ICC rankings for T20I teams.
If we follow the cricket betting tips, it is important to note that West Indies are yet to beat South Africa in a T20I in home conditions out of two matches. In addition, putting runs on the board will be an uphill task for both teams on wet pitches due to unpredictable rains.