SA vs WI 3rd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
After witnessing arguably the greatest match in T20I history, South Africa and West Indies are set to lock horns for the third time in 3 days to decide the fate of their respective series at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Tuesday. After the 2nd T20I saw a combined total of 517 being scored in less than 40 overs, the stage is perfectly set for these two nations for an epic contest. Ahead of this, let's take a detailed look at the predicted playing XI, team news, weather report, and much more.
South Africa recorded the greatest-ever chase in T20 international history by scoring 259 runs within 20 overs at the Centurian. Breaking their streak of three consecutive losses in the format, the Proteas not only managed to keep the series alive but did so in style after being led by their marquee southpaw Quinton de Kock.
West Indies would be devastated after the loss in the 2nd T20I as Johnson Charles had led the West Indies to 258 runs by scoring the quickest century by a West Indian (taking eight fewer balls than Chris Gayle). However, their bowling unit leaked runs as no bowler had an economy rate of under 10 runs per over. With the stakes being high, the away side will be keen on seeking redemption in Johannesburg.
South Africa vs West Indies 3rd T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on SuperSport, Flow Sports, Star Sports and Sky Sports Cricket.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on FanCode and SkyGo.
SA vs WI Match Toss Prediction
The average first-innings batting score in T20I is 173 runs, which means both captains will be eager to make use of the pitch at the earliest. Both captains will be locking to bat first at this venue.
SA vs WI, The Wanderers Stadium Pitch Report
The pitch helps the batsmen to ooze into their groove with fast bowlers not getting enough bounce and swing out of it. However, spinners can get an unexpected turn in the middle overs.
Johannesburg Weather Report
There is only a 3% chance of rain interrupting the play with the temperature benign between 23 to 18 degrees during match hours.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for South Africa vs West Indies 3rd T20 Match 2023
South Africa Team News & Playing 11
SA Team News
After a record-breaking chase at Centurian, it is unlikely to witness SA making any changes to their starting XI. However, given the conditions of the pitch - Bjorn Fortuin can be included in the side.
SA Key Players
- Quinton de Kock: Redeeming himself by scoring a solid century in the 2nd T20I, De Kock will be expected to counter-attack the WI bowling lineup in the upcoming game as well.
- Reeza Hendricks: With De Kock securing all the limelight, Hendricks’ power-packed 68-run innings off just 28 balls in the 2nd T20I was undoubtedly overshadowed.
- Kagiso Rabada: Having conceded the least runs in the entire 2nd T20I, Rabada will be looking to register wickets against his name in the decider.
SA Team Form
After losing a rain-interrupted game, the Proteas will be high on confidence after successfully chasing record-breaking 259 runs in the previous game.
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South Africa Predicted Playing 11
Rilee Rossouw, Quinton de Kock (Wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (C), Wayne Parnell, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada
West Indies Team News & Playing 11
WI Team News
Given that there are no injuries, it is unlikely to witness any change in the starting XI of the away side for the 3rd T20I.
WI Key Players
- Johnson Charles: Despite scoring 118 runs at a strike rate of 256, Charles saw his team not winning the contest. Seeking vengeance, there is no doubt that this 34-year-old will be looking to play in the same manner.
- Kyle Mayers: This opening batsman is also coming off a strong half-century in the 2nd T20.
- Sheldon Cottrell: Given his form, Cottrell will be looking to make better use of the new ball in Johannesburg.
WI Team Form
After its most recent loss, WI has lost three of its last 5 T20I internationals.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
Brandon King, Akeal Hosein, Nicholas Pooran, Johnson Charles (Wk), Raymon Reifer, Rovman Powell (C), Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith
South Africa vs West Indies Head to Head
Three of the last 5 encounters between the two nations have been won by South Africa.
SA vs WI Head to Head Stats in T20's
South Africa vs West Indies Betting Odds
After South Africa broke the world record by chasing 259 runs in the 2nd T20I, the bookmakers have clearly edged in their favor, making their win ratio at 58% against West Indies’ 42% for the 3rd T20I.
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Who will win South Africa vs West Indies 3rd T20 Match?
It seems clear the batting order and the spinners of both the teams will well decide the fat of the 3rd T20 game. On that aspect, both the teams have quality stars to single-handedly win their respective side games.