The first Tests between South Africa and the West Indies is set to take place at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia. This venue has not hosted a Test match since England’s victory over the West Indies in early 2019. It will be a historic moment for St Lucia as international cricket returns.
South Africa has a new captain in Dean Elgar, who took up the Test captaincy when Quinton de Kock was removed. Kraigg Brathwaite, his counterpart, has a little more experience in leadership capacity. While South Africa’s last Test match ended in a 2-0 loss in Pakistan, the West Indies and Sri Lanka battled to a 0-0 draw at home.
The weather in St Lucia is expected to be warm and cloudy, with an average temperature of around 31 degrees Celsius. On Day 5, rain may create an interruption to the game.
A competitive bat-and-ball match is expected in this venue. The bowlers will appreciate the conditions, which allow for plenty of movement off the surface. The pitch is a little slower than usual. Therefore spinners will be needed in the second part of the Test. After winning the toss, both teams will attempt to bowl first and take advantage of the bowling-friendly conditions.
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Joshua Da Silva (wk), Nkrumah Bonner, Kieran Powell, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Jermaine Blackwood, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales
Dean Elgar (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Keegan Petersen, Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje
West Indies vs South Africa – 1st Test, Dream 11
Rassie van der Dussen (c), Joshua Da Silva (wk), Kieran Powell, Dean Elgar, Jason Holder, Aiden Markram, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Rakheem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Anrich Nortje
- West Indies
Winning the toss
- West Indies
- West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite
- South Africa – Aiden Markram
- West Indies – Kemar Roach
- South Africa – Anrich Nortje
- West Indies – Jermaine Blackwood
- South Africa – Quinton de Kock
Player of the Match
- Kemar Roach
Team Scores Batting First
- West Indies – 330
- South Africa – 300
With both teams heading into the game with much to prove, this could be a great Test Match. Despite leadership changes on both sides this year, both sides have relatively stable sides. We are backing the West Indies to win this Test in St.Lucia. Let’s bet with baji.live now to win BIG!