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West Indies vs South Africa – 2nd T20I– Preview, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Updates

South Africa have lost their last five T20I series

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A dominant West Indies crushed South Africa to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match T20I series. A blistering half-century by Evin Lewis was enough for West Indies to decimate South Africa by 8 wickets in 15 overs. This is what West Indies brings to the table. They will deliver performances that will blow away an opposition. However, the problem with them over the years has been their consistency. Every now and then they will deliver a mind-boggling performance but won’t be able to put a string of such show. In the second T20I, West Indies won’t be challenged by South Africa but themselves. If they can match their performance of the first T20I, they will most probably come out on top. 

Against this West Indies batting lineup, South Africa needed a massive score on the board, which wasn’t the case to be in the first T20I. The top four batsmen got decent starts but none of them went on to play a big knock. The Proteas could only manage 65 runs in their last nine overs and settled for a below par score of 160. This is not a new problem for South Africa as they have been facing this for a while. Once set, the players need to get a big score. South Africa will need around 200 runs to challenge the West Indians. The bowling looked venom-less in the first game and will need to better their performance in the next outing. 

Pitch Report 

The surface in the first game was pretty decent to bat. The ball was coming nicely on to the bat. With back to back games, the wicket must have got slow which brings spinners in to the play. The pacers need to bowl good lines to trouble the batsmen as there is not much on offer for them. 

Match Details

Match – West Indies vs South Africa– 2nd T20I

Venue – National Cricket Stadium, St George’s Grenada

Time – 11:30 PM IST

Where to watch live – Fancode

Probable XI’s

 West Indies

Evin LewisAndre FletcherChris GayleNicholas Pooran (wk)Kieron Pollard (c)Andre RussellJason HolderDwayne BravoFabian AllenObed McCoyKevin Sinclair

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk)Reeza HendricksTemba Bavuma (c)Rassie van der DussenHeinrich KlaasenDavid MillerGeorge LindeKagiso RabadaAnrich NortjeTabraiz ShamsiLungi Ngidi

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