T20 International: Game 1
Stadium: SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium
25th March 2023.
South Africa will welcome West Indies in the first game of the three-game T20 series held at SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium. After a 1-1 stalemate in the ODI series, the teams will be looking to dominate in the T20 series. Who will win?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
South Africa Form
South Africa will be led by new T20 permanent captain Aiden Markram for the first time. He took over the captaincy from Temba Bavuma after leading his side Sunrisers Eastern Cape to SA20 2023 glory. The team will be looking to go and make a name for themselves after losing out on the ODI series after a third-game defeat. The visitors are known for their T20 form and it will be a huge task to get results over them. Aiden Markram is in good touch with both bat and ball and it will be interesting to see if he brings that form in the T20 series. He scored 366 runs from just 12 innings in the domestic T20 competition.
South Africa Predicted Lineup
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram (c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaassen, Wayne Parnell, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
West Indies Form
West Indies also find themselves with a new captain Rovaman Powell leading the line. The team will be looking for improved performances in the T20 series as well after a successful ODI series stalemate. The West Indies chased down 260 runs in just 29.3 overs in the third game to achieve this feat. Alzarri Joseph will be the key bowler for the Indies with his pacey deliveries. He has been West Indies' best bowler for the last two years and he will be looking to continue the same building up for the T20 world cup next year held at home.
West Indies Predicted Lineup
Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell
Expert betting tips
The Centurion pitch will assist both bowlers and batters. The pitch has something for everyone it's up to the players to use it to their advantage. The Pacers will be crucial in powerplay overs with the new ball. The average score on this pitch is 172 runs for teams batting first. History has favoured the team batting first with eight out of 14 wins on this pitch. We expect a thrilling encounter and South Africa with their home advantage to win the game.