RSA vs WI – 3rd T20i Prediction 27 Mar 2023
The third and final game of the T20I series between South Africa and West Indies is scheduled to take place on Tuesday at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
- The first match was affected by rain, resulting in a reduced overs game that saw West Indies triumph over South Africa, taking a 1-0 lead.
- The second game was an absolute thriller, with South Africa successfully chasing down a monumental target of 259 runs.
- With both teams having won one match each, the series is evenly poised, making the upcoming game at the Wanderers all the more important.
RSA vs WI – 2nd T20I – Venue Details
Venue: The Wanderers, Johannesburg
Date: March 27th 2023
Time: 18:00 (local)
RSA vs WI – 2nd T20I – Team Previews
South Africa and West Indies played out an instant classic T20I match at Centurion, with the hosts pulling off a stunning run chase to win by 3 wickets with seven balls to spare.
Despite conceding a massive total of 258 runs, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock led the charge with a scintillating century, laying the foundation for the highest-ever run chase in T20Is. Reeza Hendricks also played a crucial role, contributing 68 runs to the victory.
Although the Windies made a mini-comeback by dismissing a few key batsmen, Aiden Markram continued the onslaught to help South Africa clinch a memorable win. With the upcoming game at Wanderers Stadium also expected to favour batsmen, de Kock will be keen to replicate his heroics.
While the bowling unit struggled in the previous game, Marco Jansen was the only bowler to claim three wickets. However, Rabada and Parnell could also prove to be a vital asset for South Africa in dislodging the Windies’ batting line-up and securing the series.
West Indies fell agonizingly short of winning the second T20I against South Africa at Centurion despite a record-breaking batting performance. Rovman Powell’s team posted an incredible total of 258 for the loss of just five wickets, thanks in large part to Johnson Charles smashing the fastest T20I century by a West Indies batter off just 39 balls.
Charles’ stunning knock included 11 sixes, while Kyle Mayers and Romario Shepherd provided valuable support with half-centuries of their own. However, West Indies’ bowling attack failed to defend the massive total, with the bowlers struggling to maintain consistency and conceding too many full tosses and half-volleys.
As they prepare to face South Africa in the series decider at Wanderers Stadium, the Windies will need to improve their bowling performance if they hope to win the series. Jason Holder and Akeal Hosein are expected to lead the bowling attack, while Johnson Charles and Nicholas Pooran will be key batsmen. There is also a possibility that Yannic Cariah could feature as a new bowling option.
RSA vs WI – 2nd T20I – Probable Playing XI’s
South Africa: De Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, R Rossouw, AD Markram (Cap), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Sisanda Magala, Shamsi, Marco Jansen, KG Rabada
West Indies: Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, AK Hosein, Rovman Powell (Cap), Brandon King, Nich Pooran (wk), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Raymon Reifer, S Cottrell
RSA vs WI – 2nd T20I – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
At the Wanderers, chasing teams have won 17 out of 31 T20I matches. Given this trend, winning the toss and electing to field first could be the preferred option for both teams. Additionally, the average score at this venue is 172, implying that another high-scoring match can be expected. The previous two games played in Centurion were also high-scoring encounters, adding to the excitement surrounding this deciding match.
RSA vs WI – 2nd T20I – Match Prediction
West Indies are in a downward spiral in the shortest format of the game and their decline will continue as we expect a South African victory on Tuesday. Check out the betting sites below to get your bet on.