West Indies is all set to host a long summer of cricket in 2021 across formats beginning with a two-match Test series vs South Africa. The Caribbean home season will see them face-off against Proteas before hosting Australia in a limited-overs series followed by T20Is and Tests against Pakistan. With a plethora of youngsters eyeing to make a mark, the next three months promise to bring exciting returns for the West Indies cricket.
In June, cricket returns to the Caribbean shores after a gap of nearly three months. West Indies played their last series against Sri Lanka in March where they drew the Test matches and won the limited-overs series. Their opponents, South Africa, too are coming after being out of action for over a month. The West Indies vs South Africa 2021 series can be a close contest, especially in the Test matches. The West Indies' outfit is a strong unit at home and has proved with their worthy performances in the recent past.
While the home team will look to kickstart their long season on a high, South Africa will aim to make a fresh start under the leadership of Dean Elgar in Test matches. The new SA Test captain aims to bring back the Proteas instinct of playing hard with a long-term goal of making it to the World Test Championship Final in the next two-year period.
Here’s a look at the South Africa Tour of West Indies 2021 in detail:
WI vs SA series 2021 Full Schedule & Match Timings:
The South Africa tour of the West Indies 2021 begins with the Test matches as both teams battle out for the Sir Vivian Richards trophy in a two-match series starting June 10. Soon after, the action shifts to the five-match T20I series beginning June 26. All the five T20Is will be played at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada.
WI vs SA Test Series 2021 Schedule
|Match||Date & Match Timings||Venue|
|First Test||June 10- 14 (07:30 PM IST)||Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|Second Test||June 18 - 22 (07:30 PM IST)||Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
WI vs SA T20I series 2021 Schedule
|Match||Date & Match Timings||Venue|
|First T20I||June 26, (11:30 PM)||National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
|Second T20I||June 27 (11:30 PM)||National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
|Third T20I||June 29 (11:30 PM)||National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
|Fourth T20I||July 1 (11:30 PM)||National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
|Fifth T20I||July 3 (11:30 PM)||National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
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WI vs SA Head to Head Record | H2H Stats
Head to Head in Test Cricket
- Matches Played: 28
- South Africa won: 18
- Windies won: 03
- Draw: 07
Head to Head in T20Is
- Matches Played: 10
- South Africa won: 06
- Windies won: 04
WI vs SA 2021 Live Telecast & Streaming Details
South Africa's tour of West Indies 2021 will be broadcasted live on the FanCode streaming app in India. FanCode will be streaming all the WI vs SA live cricket action starting June 10 at 07:30 PM IST. FanCode acquired official broadcasting rights after striking a deal with WICB in April this year. The following platforms will live telecast the West Indies vs South Africa series 2021 in the respective countries.
South Africa: SuperSports Channel
Caribbean: Flow Sports
India: FanCode App.
WI vs SA 2021 Squads – Tests & T20Is
West Indies has announced an 18-man provisional squad for the home T20Is including the series against the Proteas. The T20I squad witnessed a return for some of their veteran players including the likes of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, and Fidel Edwards. The hard-hitting all-rounder, Andre Russel was also roped in to strengthen their squad vs SA. The team will be led by the experienced Kieron Pollard and will start as favorites against the tourists.
WI provisional T20I squad
Kieron Pollard (capt), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jnr.
WI squad for two Tests against South Africa 2021
Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-capt), Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican
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South Africa has also announced their squad for the tour of West Indies 2021. The Test team would be led by Dean Elgar while Temba Bavuma will continue to captain the T20I squad. Faf Du Plessis was a notable absentee from SA's T20I squad. The team management has invested a lot of faith in their youngsters in what seems a transition phase for SA cricket. A lot will rest upon the shoulders of senior players to rise and take the team forward along with some of their top rising stars.
SA squad for two Tests vs WI
Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Quinton de Kock, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Peterson , Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams , Prenelan Subrayen, Marco Jansen
SA squad for five T20Is vs WI
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams.