All out with 55 on the board, West Indies against England showed very poor performance in their first match from super 12. Also, they had not performed well in the warm-up matches. Here is nothing to discuss, about the West Indies batting performance of the tournament so far as well as their bowling. But keep in mind the West Indies team is the only team who won two times Icc Men’s Twenty/20 World Cup titles. Also, they are always considered the most dangerous team in the T20I format. Head to in t20i’s a total of 15 matches had been played between South Africa and the West Indies team from 2007 to 2021. South Africa won nine of them and West Indies got six victories.
The South Africa team also has not shown confidence in their first match of the tournament against Australia. In that match, South Africa scored 118 runs with nine wickets down. Aiden Markram was the only batsman who batted well with scoring 40 runs off 36 deliveries. In the end, Kagiso Rabada’s 19 runs added to the scoreboard gave SA some hope but the 118 runs were not enough. In the Bowling department, South African bowlers showed their class and skills and 119 runs target make it very difficult for the Australian team.
SA vs WI Highlights Today, Tuesday 26-10-2021. 18th Match, Group 1, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup South Africa vs West Indies, from Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Temba Bavuma: “It’s been a bit challenging to know what a good score is so we want to have a look. Huge news, Quinton de Kock is out! He’s made himself unavailable for personal reasons.” Reeza Hendricks is in.
Obed McCoy misses out for the West Indies and Hayden Walsh is in.
South Africa team: 1 Reeza Hendricks, 2 Temba Bavuma (capt), 3 Aiden Markram, 4 Rassie van der Dussen, 5 David Miller, 6 Heinrich Klaasen (wk)s, 7 Kagiso Rabada, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Lungi Ngidi, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.
West Indies team: 1 Evin Lewis, 2 Chris Gayle, 3 Lendl Simmons, 4 Shimron Hetmyer, 5 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Dwayne Bravo 9 Akeal Hosein, 10 Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
South Africa: LWWWW
West Indies: LLWLW
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire – Chris Brown
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Chris Gaffaney
Match number – T20I no. 1366 – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 18th Match
Evin Lewis: “I gave myself a bit of time in the Powerplay and it worked for me at the end of the day. I think it was a pretty slow pitch. It takes a couple of balls to get in but once you do, you got to make the most of it. We were looking for 150-160 but we have to work hard to defend it.”
Post Match Presentation.
Anrich Nortje is the Player of the Match for his 1 for 14 from 4 overs:
“100 percent [playing in the IPL] helped me quite a lot. Just having the confidence of knowing the conditions, understanding what to do and when to do it has definitely helped me here. It was a good wicket actually. Similar to the IPL, playing around with the grip brings in some extra variation.”
“Obviously just a matter that we haven’t scored enough runs. It’s disappointing today. I thought the first 6 overs, the end result of 43 without loss we would have taken that. We wanted to keep that momentum going but we lost a couple of wickets. It was a kind of stop-start position. [On Simmons] These things happen, yes he got stuck.
After 6 overs he was there and we wanted to bat a couple more overs without losing wickets. Having said that you are not going to get me here throwing my teammates under the bus. They’re trying. At the end of the day, you saw Rassie came out and played the same for them. It was a disappointing total batting effort not getting 160 plus. Before we think about the net run-rate we’ve got to win first.”
“Much better than our first game. We knew there were areas that we needed to improve on. Particularly our batting. Our bowling again was outstanding. A good day for us. We’re not too sure how the wickets are going to react so we thought Aiden out there [with the ball] let him have a go and he obviously bowled quite well. Those are the types of performances we needed with the bat.
Aiden has been hitting the ball wonderfully at the moment. [On de Kock] When the news hit us it did kind of take us back as a team. A guy like Quinnie, obviously plays an integral role within the team, not just with the bat but as a senior player but with that, Klaasen coming in there was an opportunity for him, it was another game of cricket that we had to play for our country and we had to live up to that.”