WI vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 5th T20I (3rd July 2021), South Africa tour of West Indies, 2021.
West Indies will take on South Africa in today’s match at the National Cricket Stadium, St George’s Grenada.
WI vs SA 5th T20I Match Preview
The West Indies have leveled the series 2-2 after a comfortable win in the 4th T20I by 21 runs.
Batting first Lendl Simmons played a wonderful knock of 47 runs. Evin Lewis was brilliant in the 1st game but has not played a big knock after that and scored 7 runs in the last game. Their middle-order again failed to make an impression but lower down the order Kieron Pollard played a brilliant knock of 51 runs which helped the Windies put up a total of 167 runs. Pollard and Allen were fantastic in the death overs and scored 60+ runs in the last 5 overs.
Their bowlers have been clinical all throughout the series. The universe boss Chris Gayle bowled a couple of overs and picked up a wicket and set the tone for the other bowlers. Dwayne Bravo was the pick from the bowlers and picked up 4 big wickets and ended his spell with the figures of 4/19 and proved his worth. Andre Russell played the role of the 5th bowler and did pretty well with the ball and picked up 2 wickets in his 4 overs. Keiron Pollard also bowled 4 overs and picked up a wicket.
With the series on the line, the Windies will try their best to win the series and will look to play their best quality of cricket.
After winning the 2nd and 3rd T20I South Africa fell short of 22 runs in the 4th T20I. Bowling first, they did a decent job by restricting the Windies to a total of 167 runs.
Tabraiz Shamsi was again brilliant with the ball and ended his spell with the figures of 2/13 and was also very economical and continued his good form in this series. George Linde has also been phenomenal in this series and picked up 2 wickets in the last game. Their two main bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje also bowled well and picked up a wicket each. The form of Lungi Ngidi might be a concern for the team as he went wicketless in the last game and is also been very expensive in this series.
Quinton de Kock has scored the majority of the runs for the team with the bat in this series. He played a fantastic knock of 60 runs in the last game and is also the leading run-scorer in this series by scoring 195 runs. Apart from him, none of the batters were able to play a big innings to take their team over the line. In the middle-order, Rassie did a very good job in the first game but has looked average since then. David Miller has also not looked in a good form in this series.
The Proteas bowling attack looks well sorted and will hope that their batsmen perform a bit more better and help them win the series.
WI vs SA Match Details
West Indies vs South Africa, 5th T20I, South Africa tour of West Indies 2021.
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George’s Grenada.
Date: 3rd July 2021.
Time: 11:30 PM IST.
WI vs SA Weather Report
Light showers are forecasted for this game and overs can be reduced.
WI vs SA Pitch Condition
Average total score: 169
Average 1st innings score: 174
(The average score is based on last 5 matches played so far at this venue).
All four games of the series are played at the same venue. The team batting first has not been able to cross the 175 run mark so far in this series but the pitch is expected to be a batting-friendly track with some assistance for the bowlers. Spinners are also bowling very well in this series and chasing has been difficult on this pitch.
(The team batting first as won four games out of the 4 T20Is played here).
WI vs SA Head-to-Head Record
Match Played: 14
WI Won: 6
SA Won: 8
No Results: 0
WI vs SA Dream11 Team News
- Fabian Allen injuring his shoulder on Thursday and He is unlikely to play.
- Akeal Hosein or Kevin Sinclair can replace Fabian Allen in the playing XI.
- If Anrich Nortje isn’t, then Lizaad Williams will replace him but chance are very less.
SA vs WI Probable Playing XI
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Kevin Sinclair/Akeal Hosein, Fidel Edwards, Obed McCoy.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (C), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Top Picks for WI vs SA Dream11 Prediction
(4 M, 62 R, 20 A + 11 O, 4 W)
Russell is yet to play a big knock in this series but has been good with the ball. He managed to score 9 runs in the last match but picked up 2 wickets with the ball and is a must-have pick for WI vs SA Dream11 Prediction Team.
(4 M, 126 R, 31 A)
He will open the innings for his team. Lewis played a brilliant knock in the 1st game but has not been consistent after that. He scored just 7 runs in the last game.
(4 M, 53 R, 26 A + 6 O, 1 W)
Pollard will do the finishing duties for the team and can also bowl an over or two with the ball. He played a brilliant knock of 51 runs with the bat in the last game and also bowled his 4 overs and picked up a wicket.
(4 M, 16 O, 8 W)
McCoy is bowling very well in this series so far. He picked up 4 wickets in the last game and was also very economical. McCoy has picked up 8 wickets so far in this series and picked up 1 wicket in the last game.
(3 M, 45 R, 22 A + 2 O, 1 W)
Gayle is expected to bat at No 3 and is at the peak of his career, and we all know what a player he is. He scored just 5 runs with the bat in the last game but bowled a couple of overs with the ball and picked up a wicket.
(2 M, 69 R, 22 A)
Simmons is a very experienced player on the team. He is looking very solid at the top of the order in this series. Simmons scored 47 runs in the last game.
(4 M, 15 O, 9 W)
Bravo is another experienced player in this format. He will bowl in the death and is known for his cutters. He bowled brilliantly in the last match and picked up 4 wickets and proved his worth.
(4 M, 52 R, 17 A)
He is another aggressive batsman from the team who will bat in the middle order for his team. Pooran is not looking in good form in this series. He scored just 16 runs in the last game.
(2 M, 24 R, 12 A) Overall stats – (29 M, 403 R, 18 A)
He is a left-handed batsman who will bat in the middle order. Hetymer scored 17 runs in the last match. He is also not looking in great shape in this series and scored just 7 runs in the last game.
Quinton de Kock:
(4 M, 195 R, 48 A)
De Kock will open the innings alongside Hendricks and is one of the best batsmen on their team and has scored the majority of the runs for the team. He has been brilliant in this series so far and scored 60 runs in the last match and is the best option for Captain and Vice-captain for WI vs SA Dream11 team.
(4 M, 14 O, 8 W)
He is a world-class bowler and is a must-have pick in WI vs SA 5th T20I Dream11 Fantasy Team. Rabada bowled well and picked up a wicket in the last game.
(4 M, 16 O, 6 W)
He is a left-arm chinaman bowler who has a very good record in T20Is. Shamsi has been fantastic in this series so far and has also been very economical. He picked up 2 wickets in the last match and gave away just 13 runs.
(4 M, 78 R, 19 A)
Hendricks is expected to open the innings for his team and has a decent record with the bat. He managed to score just 2 runs in the last game but is really talented batsman.
(4 M, 76 R, 19 A)
He is the captain of the team and will bat at No 3. Bavuma played one good knock for the team in this series. He scored 7 runs in the last game.
Rassie van der Dussen:
(4 M, 96 R, 32 A)
Dussen is a very technically sound batsman and has been very consistent for the team in recent times. He will bat in the middle order and is in a decent form this series. Dussen managed to score just 6 runs in the last game.
(4 M, 14 O, 4 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler who is known for his pace. Nortje has been very consistent in this format. He picked up 1 wicket in the last match and is another top pick for the game.
(4 M, 13 O, 5 W)
He is a left-arm spinner who will bowl in the middle overs. Linde has been a great positive for the team. He bowled brilliantly in the last game and picked up 2 wickets.
(4 M, 14 O, 2 W)
He will bowl in the powerplay and death. Ngidi is known for his cutters. He is not in great form this series and went wicketless in the last game.
(2 M, 43 R, 21 A)
He is usually an opener but will play in the middle-order in this game. Markram scored 20 runs with the bat in the last game and can also bowl a couple of overs of off-spin.
(4 M, 34 R, 8 A)
Miller will do the finishing for the team. He has not been in great form in this series and the team will hope that he delivers in a must-win game like this.
WI vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction
Q de Kock (Vc)
E Lewis, L Simmons, C Gayle, K Pollard, A Markram
A Russell (C), G Linde
D Bravo, K Rabada, O McCoy
- R van der Dussen and T Shamsi are also good to pick in Dream11 Team.
Captain and Vice-captain choices
- Quinton de Kock
- Andre Russell
- Kagiso Rabada
- Evin Lewis
- Dwayne Bravo
We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.