West Indies vs South Africa 2021 Series: Live Telecast & Streaming Details, Match Timings, Full Schedule, Squads

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.

WI T20I squad 2021
West Indies will expect a lot from the duo of Pollard and Pooran in the summer of 2021 (AP Photo)

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

MatchDate & Match TimingsVenue
First TestJune 10- 14 (07:30 PM IST)Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Second TestJune 18 - 22 (07:30 PM IST)Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

 

WI vs SA T20I series 2021 Schedule

MatchDate & Match TimingsVenue
First T20IJune 26, (11:30 PM)National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
Second T20IJune 27 (11:30 PM)National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
Third T20IJune 29 (11:30 PM)National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
Fourth T20IJuly 1 (11:30 PM)National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
Fifth T20IJuly 3 (11:30 PM)National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada

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WI vs SA Head to Head Record | H2H Stats
West Indies vs South Africa
South Africa last played a Test match vs West Indies in 2015

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
FanCode to broadcast West Indies vs South Africa series in India
FanCode will be live streaming the West Indies vs South Africa 2021 series in India

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

USA: ESPN+

India: FanCode App.

 

WI vs SA 2021 Squads – Tests & T20Is

West Indies

WI T20I squad 2021
West Indies announced a provisional squad for home T20Is 2021 (Image Source: Windies Cricket)

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

 

South Africa 

 

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.