West Indies vs South Africa – July 1, 2021: Can the West Indies tie up the series?

West Indies v South Africa 4th T20 previe
  • Match: West Indies vs South Africa
  • Date: July 1, 2021
  • Start Time: 6:00pm
  • Stadium: National Cricket Stadium
  • Tournament: Twenty20 International – 2021 – 4th T20I
  • Format: T20I

Result

West Indies won by 21 runs


Trends

West Indies

– The West Indies started this series with a solid win but have been pegged back by South Africa since then. This is a must-win match to tie up the series.
– The West Indies has the firepower to beat South Africa, they just need to perform better. This is especially the case with the bat. We associate the WI batting lineup with runs but they need 1 player at the top of the order to get a decent score (more than 30). In these matches, there has always been a WI player further down the order having to go big to get the run rate up. A score closer to 190- 200 would be expected from this team.
– West Indies have chased a score in all 3 T20s so far. It will be interesting to see how they score if they get to bat first in this match.
– In their last T20 series, WI beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in a 3 match series. West Indies again chased in all 3 T20s and are now on a run of chasing in their last 6 T20 matches in a row!

South Africa

– In the last match we predicted a win for South Africa but we did not expect it to be quite as close as it was.
– de Kock was the top batsman getting 72 runs from 51 balls. South Africa was going very well at 40/0 at the end of the first 4 overs.
– Our other Dream 11 pick, Rassie van der Dussen was the second-highest scorer with 32 runs from 24 balls.
– In the last T20 series South Africa lost 3-1 to Pakistan in a 4 match series. This was a home series. Rassie van der Dussen played well in this tour as well. Despite being 32 he only started playing T20 international cricket in 2018 but has shown his quality for the national team since then. In 2018 he was named as 1 of the top 5 cricketers in South Africa. He is again our player to watch in this match.


West Indies vs South Africa Match Prediction

Despite being 2-1 down the West Indies are still the favourites to win this match! We see them as equals based on the tight games they have so far and we won’t be backing them at their current prices.

Match predictions – South Africa to win

We think South Africa are again the team to back in this match. They are the higher-rated team and are in good form against the West Indies. The bowling attack of South Africa has, in general, kept the West Indies attack quiet and we think that trend will continue.

West Indies vs South Africa Stats

Player Stats This Season

Top Batters This Season

West Indies
Runs SR 4s 6s Avg Runs
Jason Holder
88 106.02 2 6 44.00
Fabian Allen
81 180.00 1 10 27.00
Andre Russell
53 165.63 2 6 26.50
South Africa
Runs SR 4s 6s Avg Runs
David Miller
116 156.76 7 8 116.00
Rassie van der Dussen
86 153.57 6 4 86.00
Aiden Markram
202 174.14 23 10 40.40

Top Bowlers This Season

West Indies
Wkts Ovs Runs Econ Avg
Obed McCoy
11 24 165 6.88 15
Dwayne Bravo
8 23 166 7.22 21
Jason Holder
5 21 155 7.38 31
South Africa
Wkts Ovs Runs Econ Avg
Tabraiz Shamsi
14 39 228 5.85 16
Lizaad Williams
7 15 147 9.80 21
Dwaine Pretorius
6 9 63 7.00 11

West Indies Last Match vs South Africa

Batting Figures
Runs SR 4s 6s
Evin Lewis
27 129 2 1
Nicholas Pooran
27 97 1 1
Andre Russell
25 157 0 3
Bowling Figures
Wkts Ovs Runs Econ
Obed McCoy
4 4 22 6
Dwayne Bravo
3 4 25 6
Andre Russell
0 2 25 13

The last match for the West Indies saw them lose by 1 run to go 2-1 behind in the 5 match T20 series. Obed McCoy carried on his excellent form from the 3rd match with close to career-best figures of 4/22 from 4.


South Africa Last Match vs West Indies

Batting Figures
Runs SR 4s 6s
Quinton de Kock
72 142 5 2
Rassie van der Dussen
32 134 2 1
Aiden Markram
23 128 1 1
Bowling Figures
Wkts Ovs Runs Econ
Anrich Nortje
2 4 29 7
Tabraiz Shamsi
2 4 13 3
George Linde
1 3 33 11

South Africa took the last match by 1 run with a solid performance from their bowling attack. They moved the West Indies from 89/2 to 104/5 in 5 overs which was key to getting the win.

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