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|Joshua Da Silva||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Rassie van der Dussen||75||142||5||1||52.82|
|Quinton de Kock||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Joshua Da Silva||7||39||0||0||17.95|
|Rassie van der Dussen||4||25||0||0||16.00|
|Quinton de Kock||96||162||8||0||59.26|
Cricket has evolved a lot over the years and a lot has changed, but there's one thing that has always been difficult and still is. Winning test matches away from home had never been easy and is not easy today as well. After a long time, South Africa are on the verge of delivering their first series win in West Indies and they'll like to do it with a win in the second match of the ongoing series.
The second match of the series between West Indies and South Africa will begin on 18th April and will be played at Gros Islet, St Lucia. West Indies were outclassed by the Proteas in the first match and will be looking to get back in the game with a win. It will not be an easy ask, even though South Africa are still in the rebuilding phase in the white-clothing format. This match will certainly be a lot closer than the first match was.
West Indies once used to be a force to deal with in all three formats of the game, but that was a long time ago. While they are still a force in the shortest format of the game, the same cannot be said about their red-ball outfit. West Indies' loss in the first match was a prime example of that as they failed to put up even a fight against the Proteas.
Most remarkable aspect of West Indies' recent performance has been that if they do not win this upcoming match, it will be their first series defeat in the last seven home series. Going by how things went in the first match, it certainly appears to be a difficult task. They were defeated within the first three days, by a margin of an innings and 63 runs.
On paper, West Indies aren't as bad a unit as they did in the first match. With the bat, they were dismissed for 97 and 162 in their two innings and that is something their batsmen will have to put behind. With conditions likely to be bowler-friendly, Windies will be in a dilemma of whether to add an additional batsmen or bolster their quick bowling department. We expect them to make at least a couple of changes going into this upcoming match.
All in all, West Indies are certainly a better team than the scorecard reflects. They have a team that has done well at home over the last couple of years. Having said that, they have an unsettled unit and will need to find their rhythm as soon as possible. If they can do that, beating them is going to be a challenging task.
Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Joshua De Silva, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Shannon Gabriel.
Considering that South Africa have lost their four previous away series, this game will be of massive importance. They were once the best travellers in red-ball cricket, but have struggled big time in their recent tours. This series against West Indies has been a welcome change for them, given they won their first match of the series in a convincing manner.
With a win already in the bank, the Proteas have an opportunity to wrap up the series for the first time in a very long time. South Africa have seen a lot of personnel change in recent times and this might well be the team they'll be looking to build upon.
South Africa produced a near-perfect, if not perfect, performance in the first match and will be looking to replicate that. While their top-order didn't do as well as they would have wanted, their bowlers certainly did steal the show. Comparing their side with what they fielded in the first match, they might rest Temba Bavuma only because he sustained an injury in the first match. If he is not deemed fit on the match day, we will see Kyle Verreynne come into the side.
It is the last test that South Africa will be playing before their home summer begins. A win here will not boost their lost confidence, but confidence gained from this match might well flow into their limited-overs outfit as well. Having said all that, this is a massive game for them and they'll put in their everything to get a result in their favor.
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, RVD Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Quinton de Kock, Wiaan Mulder, K Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.
Before the series began, West Indies had favorable numbers whereas the numbers were against the Proteas. Things have flipped upside down after the result of the first match. South Africa are looking a much stronger side, despite the players having limited away experience. They were largely carried by their bowlers and Quinton de Kock in the first match and will play a massive role this time as well. Comparing the two sides on paper and otherwise, South Africa certainly have an advantage and are our pick as winners for the upcoming match.
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