West Indies vs South Africa Prediction

WI vs SA Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2024

The 50th game of the 2024 T20 World Cup will take place on Sunday evening at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua as West Indies go head to head with South Africa. West Indies lost their opening game of the Super Eights by eight wickets but then beat USA by nine wickets on Friday. South Africa beat England in their last clash and have won every match so far in the tournament. This fixture gets underway at 20:30 local time on June 23rd.

West Indies were well beaten in their first game of this stage against England but they responded in the most impressive manner against USA in their second match. They will now carry that confidence into this fixture and in front of passionate home fans they will expect to win this clash.

South Africa continued their winning streak with another tight victory on Friday against England. The margin was only seven runs but they hauled the match back from a position where they looked likely to lose. They have batters in form and a brilliant bowling attack.

West Indies vs South Africa Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ and SuperSport.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video and SuperSport.

WI vs SA Match Toss Prediction

India’s 50 run win over Bangladesh on Saturday at North Sound means it is now four matches in a row won by the side batting first at the venue. This is particularly interesting as the previous six were won by the team fielding first! Our prediction is that both sides will want to bat first ahead of the toss.

WI vs SA Pitch Report

There was not a huge amount of pace in this wicket on Saturday and once again a par total will be no higher than 175. There will be turn for the spinners and accurate bowlers should be able to return some economical figures across this match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Antigua Weather Report

We are not expecting to see any rain interruptions across this contest although there will be some cloud. The temperature will be constant from start to finish at around 28 degrees and humidity levels will be over 70% as well.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for West Indies vs South Africa, T20 World Cup 2024

West Indies Team News & Playing 11

WI Team News

After making two changes ahead of their last game, we are anticipating either the same XI from West Indies or Romario Shepherd coming in for Obed McCoy to boost the batting line-up. Brandon King is injured so will not return at the top of the order.

WI Key Players

  • Shai Hope- the 30 year old right-hander took Brandon King’s place at the top of the order against USA and hit 82 not out from only 39 balls.
  • Nicholas Pooran- the keeper-batter is one of the most dangerous batters in T20 cricket and he hit his runs at a strike-rate of 225 in the last match.
  • Akeal Hosein- although the spinner went wicketless in Friday’s match, he produced the best economy rate for West Indies with his three overs conceding just 13 runs.
  • Andre Russell- the experienced all-rounder continues to produce the goods at the highest level. He dismissed the dangerous Steven Taylor with his second ball and then returned for wickets in the 18th and 20th overs.

WI Team Form

West Indies have won nine of their last ten T20I games and got over the line with 55 balls remaining in their last match.

West Indies Predicted Playing 11

Shai Hope, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd / Obed McCoy, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

Tabraiz Shamsi was left out of the team for their Super Eights fixture against England with Ottneil Baartman returning to the XI. However, Baartman seemed to lose his confidence and on a spinning wicket we expect Shamsi to come back for this game.

SA Key Players

  • Quinton de Kock- the experienced left-hander has suddenly found his form at this tournament. He hit four fours and four sixes in the win over England.
  • Heinrich Klaasen- the powerful right-hander was run-out by some brilliant fielding from Jos Buttler on Friday but he remains a key player for South Africa and is exceptional against spinners.
  • Keshav Maharaj- the left-arm orthodox bowler dismissed two of England’s top three – Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow – in the last match and was very economical across his four overs.
  • Anrich Nortje- the right-arm fast bowler picked up just one wicket on Friday but it was ultimately a match-winning dismissal from the first ball of the last over. 

SA Team Form

South Africa have enjoyed this T20 World Cup 2024 with six wins from six matches.

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

West Indies vs South Africa Head to Head

These two teams have played each other 22 times previously in T20Is with both sides winning 11 each! Recently through, it is West Indies who have had the upper hand, winning each of the last four head to heads.

WI vs SA Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played WI Won SA Won Tie NR
Overall 22 11 11 0 0
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

West Indies vs South Africa Betting Odds

The bookies are expecting a very close contest in Antigua on Sunday evening and have West Indies as the slight favourites at 1.85. South Africa are narrow underdogs at 1.90.

Who will win West Indies vs South Africa match?

There is very little between these sides and both have been winning games for fun in this tournament. Although West Indies have lost one match, they have also won by far stronger margins than South Africa. We have West Indies as the top side for this game.

🏆 West Indies vs South Africa Prediction

Many pundits and neutrals are looking forward to this game as they think it really could go either way! South Africa produced one of their best performances of the tournament when they beat England but there are still frailties in their side both with the bat and with the ball. Our prediction is for a very close match but we are backing West Indies, who have a slightly longer batting line-up, to win.

West Indies to beat South Africa 

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