The fifth T20I between South Africa and West Indies is set to take place at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada on Thursday. It comes down to the final T20I to settle the series as West Indies look to seal a big win. They come into the game on the back of a stunning win in the previous game, with captain Kieron Pollard striking form with the bat.
Their bowling attack is also gelling along nicely, bolstering their chances of a series-clinching win. However, they will need their middle-order to fire if they are to get past the South Africans. Speaking of South Africans, Temba Bavuma and co. have been fairly impressive in the ongoing T20I series.
Riding on the exploits of their bowling attack, South Africa have arguably been the better side over the past four games. However, their batting unit has blown hot and cold, with only Quinton de Kock striking a chord with consistency on this tour.
Predicted Playing XIs
West Indies Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Chris Gayle, Obed McCoy and Fidel Edwards
South Africa Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi
Although the pitch at the National Cricket Stadium has slowed down as the series progressed, it should still offer a lot of runs.
Match: West Indies vs South Africa, 5th T20I
Date and Time: 3rd July 2021, at 11:30 PM IST
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
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(Note: Team will be updated after Toss)
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the information mentioned, and make your own decision.
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