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West Indies vs South Africa 2021, 5th T20I – Preview: Winner requires all in the series decider

West Indies and South Africa are set to face each and every other in the final T20I of the 5-match series at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada on Saturday (July 03).

The final match is going to be essential for each sides as the series is at the moment poised at two-two. The battle amongst Windies and the Proteas had been pretty outstanding. The hosts started the 5-match leg with a victory, and then the guests bounced back to win the subsequent two fixtures. In the fourth match, West Indies recorded a triumph to level the series.

This year, the Males in Maroon won their earlier T20I series against Sri Lanka at residence. On the other hand, South Africa have lost each the series against Pakistan at residence and away.

Pitch report

Spinners have been pretty prosperous at this venue, and a comparable show can be observed in the final contest. Each teams have struggled to make runs in the middle-overs.

Head to Head record

Matches played: 14 | West Indies Won: six | South Africa Won: eight | Tied: | No outcome:

Playing Mixture

West Indies:

The residence group did a fairly very good job in the earlier match to bounce back in the series. Therefore, it is unlikely that they would alter their winning mixture.

WI XI: Kieron Pollard (c), Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Fidel Edwards, Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy.

South Africa:

There hasn’t been any challenge with the Proteas bowling attack, but the batting has been a key disappointment for them. David Miller has played all four matches and scored only 34 runs with a dreadful typical of eight.50. Similarly, Aiden Markram has scored only 43 runs in final two matches. South Africa have solutions of Janneman Malan and Heinrich Klaasen to match in the playing XI, so it would be fascinating to see who would lastly get a location.

SA XI: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram/Janneman Malan.

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