West Indies will face off against South Africa in the fourth T20 of Africa’s tour of West Indies. The visitors lead the series right now 2-1, with a couple of games to go. It will be tough to make a cricket prediction for this game, as both teams will be keen to win. However, the odds will be in favor of the visitors, who have dominated the tour so far.
The West Indies choked with the cricket bat. They couldn’t score 27 runs in 19 balls with the likes of Nicholas Pooran and Andre Russell at the crease. The first game of the series reflected on the way the Windies batting is designed. A heavyweight Evin Lewis at the top followed by the likes of Chris Gayle, Hetmyer, Pollard, Holder, Russell, Pooran and Bravo. The side just needs a push to get going and they will be looking to level the series and set up an exciting fifth-match encounter.
West Indies squad: Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Obed McCoy, Kevin Sinclair, Lendl Simmons, Fidel Edwards
A three-match winning streak for South Africa. Temba Bavuma’s young team would take a victory on Thursday as a big climb on the ladder.
It will be fair to say that Porteas have banked on their bowling in this series. Tabraiz Shamsi has been the top catch. The top-ranked T20 bowler has delivered key blows at a run rate of 4.66 runs per over. Anrich Nortje has come with a 6.60 run rate. Batting-wise, Quinton De Kock has been enjoying his time without the armband.
South Africa squad: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Lizaad Williams, Beuran Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Wiaan Mulder, Kyle Verreynne, Janneman Malan
South Africa and West Indies have faced each other 11 times in The Porteas have won 7 matches and the Windies have emerged victorious on 4 occasions.
The series stands at 2-1. South Africa has the form and momentum going but taking West Indies lightly could be a big mistake. Pollard would want to come back hard and the fourth match is an ideal chance for him to. West Indies should win this match if they play their potential.
Date and Time:
Thursday, July 1, 2021, 3:30 PM IST
Grenada National Cricket Stadium, Grenada