Match – South Africa vs West Indies – Match 18
Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Time – 02:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network
The pitch in Dubai has been a sporting for batting in recent times. While one game turned out to be a low-scoring affair, the other one saw the Pakistan batters dominating. Chasing should remain the way forward for both teams.
Average score: 144 (64 T20Is in Dubai)
Record of Chasing teams: Won – 29, Lost – 24, Tied – 1
Probable Playing XIs
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Bench: Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul/Hayden Walsh
Bench: Hayden Walsh/Ravi Rampaul, Oshane Thomas, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher
Matches- 15, South Africa – 9, West Indies – 6, Tied- 0
In T20 World Cups
Matches- 3, South Africa – 2, West Indies – 1, Tied- 0
Probable best batter of the match
Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Quinton de Kock had a rough outing against the Aussies as he managed a 12-ball seven before Josh Hazlewood castled him. But against the West Indies, the left-hander has decent records. When the Proteas last toured the Caribbean Islands, De Kock racked up 255 runs from five matches at an average of 51 and a strike rate of 141.66.
Probable best bowler of the match
Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)
Tabraiz Shamsi was excellent against the Aussies as he finished with figures of 4-0-22-1. Earlier this year, he played the five-match series against the West Indies where he showed his class. There he picked up seven wickets from five matches at a stupendous economy rate of four. The West Indies batters need to play him with utmost caution.