West Indies vs South Africa 1st T20i 2021: Preview, Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

After a one-sided Test series, West Indies and South Africa will lock horns in a 5 game T20 series. South Africa is coming into this on the back of back-to-back defeats in T20s vs Pakistan.

West Indies have never won vs South Africa in T20s on home soil. They are also ranked 10th in T20s and this could be a place to start changing their position.

Key Highlights:


West Indies vs South Africa

Match No.

1st T20I


National Cricket Stadium, St.George’s, Grenada

Telecast Time

11:30 pm IST

Expected Weather Conditions

27°C, with a chance of rain

Pitch Conditions

It’s a good batting deck

Key Players

Chris Gayle, Quinton De Kock, Dwayne Bravo, Kagiso Rabada

West Indies vs South Africa - 1st T20I: Venue Details

The match between West Indies vs South Africa will be played at the National Cricket Stadium in St.George’s, Grenada & telecasted live at 11:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 200 (1 T20I played here)

West Indies vs South Africa: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

The temperatures will hover around 27 degrees with breezy conditions. There could be some rain in the air, which causes delays and interruptions.

The only T20I that was played here was very high-scoring. The deck has a good pace and bounce, which will help the batsmen score big runs.

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket in West Indies vs South Africa match:

  • Quinton De Kock has played one game vs West Indies previously, scoring 47 runs at a strike-rate of 102.17.
  • Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss has scored 307 runs in 7 games vs South Africa at a strike-rate of 195.54.
  • Kagiso Rabada is South Africa’s premier bowler now, but he has only played 2 games vs West Indies before picking only 1 wicket at an economy rate of 9.91.
  • Dwayne Bravo is once again in the T20 mix for West Indies, he has played 10 games vs South Africa picking 5 wickets at an economy rate of 8.58.

Expert Opinion on West Indies vs South Africa match

South Africa has a fresh look side, while West Indies have some old horses to call upon. Picking the likes of Pollard, Gayle or Bravo and making them captain or vice-captain could be a wise choice in this first game.

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Chris Gayle, Quinton De Kock, Anrich Nortje
  • Vice-Captain choices: Keiron Pollard, Kagiso Rabada, Evin Lewis

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