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South Africa vs West Indies 1st ODI Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Head to Head, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update

Posted On: Mar 15,2023

Posted By: Joy

SA vs WI 1st ODI Dream11 Team Prediction
SA vs WI 1st ODI Dream11 Team Prediction
South Africa vs West Indies, 1st ODI, 4:30 PM
Date March 16, 2023, Thursday
Time 4:30 PM IST
Venue Buffalo Park - East London, South Africa

South Africa vs West Indies Preview

A 3-game ODI series is all set to unravel between two nations who are seemingly rebuilding their unit with the new generation of crickets. The first of their showdown will be contested in East London, at the Buffalo Park stadium on March 16. Before these two star-studded teams, who are currently fighting for a direct place in the World Cup this year, take the field, let us take a detailed look at the playing XI, pitch report, head-to-head record, and much more.

South Africa is coming into this match after making a statement in the previous series. Showcasing just why they belong amongst the most elite teams, the same team has beaten West Indies in 9 of their 10 ODI matches on home soil.

West Indies, too, have a point to prove in the 50-over format. Currently, they are not in the right form as the fact that they have only managed to win one of their previous 10 ODI games showcases just that. However, this series could be the perfect opportunity for them to turn the tables.

South Africa vs West Indies Analysis

Rassie van der Dussen needs to make amends for the absence of some of his teammates. He has scored 318 runs in the previous 7 games for South Africa, playing at an average of over 45 runs. On the other hand, Lungi Ngidi has registered 10 wickets against his name in the previous 8 games for his country.

Nicholas Pooran, one of West Indies' most experienced players in the modern era, has scored 364 runs in the previous 10 games for his country. The wicket-keeper batsman has not only developed his game in a mature manner but can even provide a quality finish. Akeal Hosein has been the key bowler for WI as the electrifying fast bowlers have looked to cause trouble with the new ball, getting unprecedented movement early on.

SA vs WI Pitch & Weather Report

Pitch Report

The wicket at Buffalo Park will allow the pacers to get bounce and swing early on which will provoke both the captains to choose the toss to bowl first. However, this venue has witnessed some of the most iconic knocks, so the batsmen will need to take time to settle in. If they do, a supreme inning is not out of possibility.

Weather Report

There are chances of rain affecting the game. Moreover, the humidity will also be peaking around 96% during the match hours as the temperature might be around 23 degrees.

South Africa vs West Indies Playing XI

South Africa

Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (Wk), Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tristan Stubbs, Wiaan Mulder

West Indies

Shai Hope (C), Nicholas Pooran (Wk), Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Rovmann Powell, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Shannon Gabriel

SA vs WI Team News

South Africa has some noticeable players unavailable as they are busy contesting in different T20 leagues in the world. That being said, this is a perfect opportunity for the likes of Bjorn Fortuin and Wiaan Mulder to make a solid name for themselves.

Shai Hope became the fourth captain for WI in the last three years. With experienced players like Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran present, West Indies are expected to take the field with their strongest XI.

South Africa vs West Indies Head-To-Head

The previous ‘active’ ODI fixture between these two sides ended up being a one-sided contest as West Indies emerged victorious by a huge margin of 100 games.

Total SA WI NR Tie
Matches 62 44 15 2 1
Last 5 5 2 2 1 0

South Africa vs West Indies Dream11 Top Fantasy Picks All Rounders, Bowlers, Batsman, Wicket Keepers

Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, Shai Hope (Vc)
Batsman Rassie van der Dussen (C), Rovmann Powell, Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks
All-rounders Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers
Bowlers Alzarri Joseph, Lungi Ngidi, Akiel Hosein

Key Players

Shai Hope

The newly appointed West Indies captain needs to lead his team from the front. Most likely to open the batting innings for the away team, Hope has scored 278 runs in the last 10 games.

Alzarri Joseph

The right-arm fast bowler has huge expectations to fulfill for WI. Known to get some early swing, Joseph’s tall height allows him to trouble the batsmen with his bounce and short-pitched deliveries.

Rassie van der Dussen

Having taken the center stage in T20 leagues all across the world, Dussen will now be expected to play a huge role for the Proteas. With no Aiden Markram and David Miller among other experienced campaigners, Dussen will be expected to bat through large portions of the batting innings if the home side is to win.

Quinton de Kock

If South Africa is to secure a place directly into this year’s World Cup, De Kock should be required to play his A-Game. Being an explosive batsman since the early overs, will Quinton be able to return to his veteran best? Remains to be seen.

South Africa vs West Indies 1st ODI Dream11 Team Prediction

SA vs WI 1st ODI Dream11 Team Prediction
SA vs WI 1st ODI Dream11 Team Prediction

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