It looks like the new era of West Indies cricket has begun as the visitor completely dominated the second ODI and took a lead by 0-1. It was shocking to see the Proteas squad unable to handle the bowling attack coming out as a weaker team in the ODI format. Both the teams will be now ready to come face to face for the third and the last ODI of the tour. We are in for another thrilling fixture as both teams will try to end the tour with a memorable win.
It was not a good start to the series for South Africa. They never expected a loss in front of a team who has not won an ODI fixture in a long time. The top bookmakers in India have odds out for the match.
West Indies stunned everyone with their performance in the 2nd ODI. It was a team effort where the batters and bowlers did their job well.
After losing the toss, South Africa started off well with their bowling attack breaking the opening partnership of the team at an early stage. The combination of Imaad Fortuin and Gerald Coetzee worked wonders for the team. Coetzee picked up 3 wickets in 10 overs at an economy of 5.70. On the batting front, Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma started off well where skipper Bavuma went on to score 114 runs at a strike rate of 122.03. However, it was the middle order of the Proteas squad which failed to impress in the 2nd ODI.
Skipper Temba Bavuma might make some changes in the middle order.
Predicted Lineup: Ryan Rickelton, Quinton de Kock, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Tabraiz Shamsi, Temba Bavuma, Tony de Zorzi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin
The Men in Maroon started off on a weaker note as they lost their opening partnership at an early stage. However, it was skipper Shai Hope who turned out to be the real hope for the team and scored 128 runs at a strike rate of 111.30. Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran also played a cameo to help the team to reach a score of 335. West Indies were ferocious with their bowling attack as well. Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein picked up 3 wickets each. Yannic Cariah showed a higher economy in the game but he will be able to bounce back in the next fixture.
Skipper Shai Hope has a winning combination and he won’t make any changes in the squad.
Predicted Lineup: Brandon King, Akeal Hosein, Nicholas Pooran, Alzarri Joseph, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Yannick Cariah, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Odean Smith
South Africa missed out on a win and that was because of the disciplined bowling by the visitors. However, the Proteas is still a strong team that can bounce back from any kind of situation. We predict a win for South Africa in the 3rd ODI.