The ODI series between South Africa and West Indies ended in a draw and now both teams will try their luck in the T20 series starting on 26th March. The two teams will play three T20 fixtures. South Africa have not played a T20 fixture since their early exit from the ICC T20 World Cup. West Indies are in the process of reviving the quality of their game but it looks like they still need time to fulfill the loopholes.
South African cricket have gone through a major change in recent times. The leadership has been shifted and some new faces are introduced for the T20 format. The bookmakers have quality odds released for the series.
West Indies are also going through some changes in their squad. They have also gone for new leadership in the T20 format and the team management will be hoping for a better result.
The Proteas squad will be led by Aiden Markram. The young and talented player has done exceptionally well in recent times and the team management will hope to get positive outcomes from him. Bjorn Fortuin and Sisanda Magala are two new faces in the bowling department who will be starting the game. Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada will also make their return to the team after resting during the ODI format.
The newly appointed skipper Aiden Markram will be planning to use some new faces in the team for a fresh start and to get a positive result in the first T20 fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Aiden Markram (captain), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.
Rovman Powell will be leading the team in the T20 format from now on. He carries a good experience in leadership at the domestic level and the board hopes that Powell will bring a positive vibe to the team. Jayden Seales is suffering from a knee injury and won’t be available for the T20 series but Obed McCoy makes his return to the national squad.
Rovman Powell will be focusing more on strengthening the bowling department of the team.
Predicted Lineup: Rovman Powell (captain), Shamarh Brooks, Johnson Charles, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith
We are in for an absolute thriller because both the teams have new captains and they both would like to start their leadership careers with a win. However, we predict a win for South Africa because they have a home advantage and the team has some strong players in the squad.