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5th T20I: WI vs SA – Dream11 Team, Predictions, & Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 5th T20I between West Indies and South Africa that is scheduled to take place on the 3rd July 2021.

After two back-to-back defeats, West Indies made a comeback into the series with a victory in a fourth T20I match against South Africa. South Africa opted to field first for the first time in this series and restricted the home side to a total of 167 runs. George Linde and Tabraiz Shamsi picked two wickets each.  In the batting department, Quinton De Kock again gave a flourishing start to his side with 60 runs but no other South African batsmen supported him as they lost the match by 21 runs.

On the other hand, after two back-to-back defeats, West Indies made a comeback and took the series to the decider. The skipper Kieron Pollard scored a match-winning fifty and Lendl Simmons also gave a solid start from the top. In the bowling department, Dwayne Bravo took four wickets and Andre Russell also took two wickets as West Indies won the match and stay alive in this five-match series.

Match Details

Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada

Pitch and Weather: The pitch will be the same as it’s played throughout the series. The batsmen will dominate the game however bowlers will get assistance in the powerplay overs. The weather should be clear throughout the match as it will be completed without any interruption due to rain. 

Date and Time: July 3, 2021, 1.30 PM Local, 11.30 PM IST. 

Probable Playing XIs 

West Indies made a couple of changes in the side as Chris Gayle came back into the side and Fidel Edwards also replaced Kevin Sinclair. They will look to play the same XI in this match. However, their middle order is still struggling to score runs after a good start in the powerplay. The skipper Kieron Pollard scored 51 runs in 25 balls. In the bowling department, Bravo again delivered for the West Indies as the veteran picked four wickets and Russell also picked two wickets.

South Africa played the same side as they won back-to-back matches in this series. Quinton De Kock again scored runs for his team. The Proteas middle order was also concerned for their side as David Miller and Markram didn’t score runs. In the bowling department, Shami and Linde bowled another good spell but the pacers conceded some runs. 

Probable Playing XIs

West Indies: Even Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards.

South Africa: Quinton De Kock(wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie Van der Dussen, David Miller, George Linde, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje. 

Match Prediction

It will be the decider of this five-match T20I series. In the first match, West Indies got the victory, then South Africa made a comeback and now West Indies again won the match and took the series for the decider. West Indies will have an edge in this series due to their power-hitters. 

Fantasy Tips 

Batsmen: Even Lewis and Lendl Simmons will be important players from the batting section. Even Lewis has been in good form and Simmons scored 47 runs in the last match. Reeza Hendricks and Russie Van der Dussen have also been in good form as they will be important picks from the South African Team. 

All Rounders: Andre Russell picked two wickets in the last match and he will also provide points with his bat. George Linde has been bowling well in this series for South Africa. So he will also be an important pick from the all-rounder section. 

Wicket-Keeper: Quinton De Kock is the only good wicket-keeping option in this match and he is the highest run-scorer in this series as well.

Bowlers: Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada are important bowlers from the South Africa Team. Both will bowl with now ball and in death overs as well. Dwayne Bravo picked four wickets in the last match and McCoy is also an important bowler in this match. 

Captaincy Choices 

Fantasy Team: Quinton De Kock(c), Russie Van der Dussen, Lendl Simmons, Reeza Hendricks, Even Lewis, Andre Russell(vc), George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy. 

Captain – Quinton De Kock

Quinton De Kock has been the most consistent batsman and also the highest run-scorer in this series so he will be the best pick for the captain.

Vice-Captain – Andre Russell 

Andre Russell took two wickets in the last match and he will also give points with his batting so he will be the best pick for the vice-captain. 

Dream11 Team

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