SA vs WI, 1st ODI: Cricket Exchange Fantasy Teams, Probable XIs and Pitch Report

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South Africa (SA) will be taking on West Indies (WI) in the first ODI (SA vs WI) match of the West Indies tour of South Africa. The match is scheduled for Thursday,  16th March at 4:30 PM IST. The two teams will be battling it out against each other at Buffalo Park in Eastern Cape. Before the match goes live let us look at some of the important stats, facts, the prime player picks and the best-predicted XIs for the fantasy contests of the match. 

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West Indies is touring the rainbow nation for a full series. The ODI series is coming after the two teams battled it out in the purest format of the game. In the two Tests that were played between the two teams, South Africa was the dominating side. 

In the first Test, South Africa emerged victorious by 87 runs, while in the second match, the margin increased to a huge 284 runs. The hosts will be looking to maintain the dominance they have shown so far in the series. Meanwhile, West Indies will be looking to redeem themselves from the defeat in the Test series. Things are lined up for a cracking contest. 

SA vs WI, 1st ODI: Pitch Report - Buffalo Park, Eastern Cape

The pitch at Buffalo Park has historically acted more in favour of the bowlers. Run scoring has been difficult on the strip. The bowlers will enjoy the playing conditions here and a run fest is not on the cards. 

Numbers at the venue (Overall ODIs)

Total matches: 25
Matches won batting first: 13
Matches won batting second: 12

Average first innings score: 225 
Average second innings score: 194

Average runs per over: 4.64
Average runs per wicket: 30

SA vs WI, 1st ODI: Head-to-Head

South Africa and West Indies have played 62 matches against each other in the history of ODIs. The balance of the face-off is heavily in favour of South Africa. Even in the last 10 matches, South Africa have been the out-and-out dominant side. 

Head-to-Head (Overall ODIs)

Total Matches: 62
South Africa Won: 44
West Indies Won: 15
Ties: 1
No Result: 2

Head-to-Head (Last 10 Matches)

South Africa Won: 7
West Indies Won: 3

SA vs WI, 1st ODI: Probable Playing XIs

South Africa Team News

No major updates.

South Africa Probable Playing XI

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Tristan Stubbs, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Wayne Parnell, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi.

West Indies Team News

No major updates.

West Indies Probable Playing XI

Shai Hope (c and wk), Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, and Yannic Cariah.

SA vs WI, 1st ODI: Top Five Picks

  1. Temba Bavuma (SA): The South African skipper looks like a man on a mission. Bavuma has picked up golden form in the last few innings that he has played. His golden form makes him a great pick for the match. 
  2. Shai Hope (WI): The West Indian skipper is a stable batter in the opening slot. Shai Hope can bat long and carry the innings for his team. Hope will be a crucial pick for this match. 
  3. Quinton de Kock (SA): The South African wicketkeeper has always been one of the mainstays of the team's batting line-up. Quinton de Kock will be once again a vital cog for the hosts in this match. 
  4. Jason Holder (WI): Jason Holder is one such player who can impact the match with both the bat and the ball. He is a wicket-taking bowler and can also be very handy with the bat in the lower middle order. 
  5. Anrich Nortje (SA): The South African speedster is in a great wicket-taking form. Nortje can be lethal both in the initial stages and in the death phases of an inning. 

SA vs WI, 1st ODI: Must picks for the match

South Africa

  1. Temba Bavuma
  2. Quinton de Kock
  3. Anrich Nortje

West Indies

  1. Shai Hope
  2. Kyle Mayers
  3. Jason Holder

SA vs WI, 1st T20I: Risky Picks

South Africa: David Miller, Wayne Parnell

West Indies: Nicholas Pooran, Odean Smith

SA vs WI, 1st ODI: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Temba Bavuma
  2. Shai Hope
  3. Anrich Nortje

SA vs WI, 1st ODI: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Shai Hope
Batters: Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Brandon King
All-rounders: Wayne Parnell, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers
Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph

Captain: Temba Bavuma
Vice-captain: Shai Hope

SA: 5 Players; WI: 6 Players

SA vs WI, 1st ODI: Team for Winner Take All Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Rovman Powell, Sharmarh Brooks
All-rounder: Wayne Parnell
Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith

Captain: Reeza Hendricks
Vice-captain: Wayne Parnell

SA: 6 Players; WI: 5 Players