South Africa is set to tour West Indies for the first time in 11 years to play two Tests and five T20s as international sides eye the best preparation ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in India.
When is West Indies vs South Africa?
Schedule for Tests
|First Test||June 10- 14 (07:30 PM IST)||Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|Second Test||June 18 – 22 (07:30 PM IST)||Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
Schedule for T20Is
|First T20I||June 26, (11:30 PM)||National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada|
|Second T20I||June 27 (11:30 PM)||National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada|
|Third T20I||June 29 (11:30 PM)||National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada|
|Fourth T20I||July 1 (11:30 PM)||National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada|
|Fifth T20I||July 3 (11:30 PM)||National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada|
Where can I Live Stream West Indies vs South Africa?
SonyLiv and FanCode App are where Asian fans can watch the thrilling series of South Africa vs West Indies. he Proteas fans can also log on to SuperSports Channel, while people in the US can catch the live action on ESPN+.
Caribbean fans can watch all matches of the coming series live on Flow Sports.
WI provisional T20I squad
Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
It is to be noted that WI hasn’t yet made their Test squad public.
SA squad for Tests
Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), 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.
SA squad for T20Is
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams.
Looking at their star-studded squad and the home advantage, West Indies look clear favourites to win the game. The vast experience in Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, and Fidel Edwards is most likely to down the naive bunch of Proteas players.
South Africa has also left Faf du Plessis out of their white-ball series, showing that they want to focus on the youngsters before the T20 World Cup.
Compared to Kieron Pollard, Temba Bavuma is a naive skipper due to the lack of ample T20 cricket experience that most Caribbean players have under their belt.
He has just taken over the captaincy from Heinrich Klaasen and locking horns against an in-form West Indies side would be more than just a difficult task.