WI vs SA, 1st Test Match Preview:
WI vs SA, 1st Test: South Africa is all set to come into a face-off against West Indies in the first test of the two-match test series at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
South Africa last played a Test against Pakistan three months ago in January-February which they lost miserably by a 2-0 score. However, this defeat will not have much impact on their upcoming performance against West Indies. As South Africa is having a good record against West Indies & they would look forward to continuing this winning form in the two-match test series starting from 10th June. Dean Elgar will lead the Proteas squad & young talents such as Aiden Markram and Wiaan Mulder will hit the grounds to add more depth to the South African squad. Just like their opponent, Proteas comprise of a fearsome bowling attack led by none other than Kasigo Rabada. It looks like the Proteas Squad is ready for the Caribbean Challenge.
Whereas West Indies are looking forward to kickstarting their cricketing season with a two-match test series against South Africa. West Indies have won the test series against Bangladesh at the start of this year. And the hosts will look forward to adding one more win to their kitty by clinching this test series.
Kraigg Braithwaite will lead the West Indies Squad & players like Kyle Mayers & Nkrumah Bonner will add more stability to the host’s squad. With Jason Holder & Kemar Roach leading the bowling attack for Windies you can expect an enthralling contest between both teams.
WI vs SA, 1st Test Predicted Playing XIs
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua da Silva (wk), Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Rakheem Cornwall
Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Wiaan Mulder/George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada
Match: West Indies vs South Africa, 1st Test
Date: 10th June 2021, at 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
WI vs SA, 1st Test Pitch Report
The surface at the Daren Sammy stadium will provide for ample movement & thus bowlers will have an edge over batsmen in tomorrow’s clash. The pitch is slightly slow in nature & thus spinners can come into the picture in the latter half of the test.
The weather would be crystal clear with few clouds expected during the early hours of the day. Both the teams will look to bowl first after winning the toss in order to make use of the bowler-friendly conditions on offer.
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