South Africa (SA) will be hosting West Indies (WI) in the first ODI match at East London’s Buffalo Park on March 16. South Africa won the two-match Test series at home against West Indies with a dominant performance and are favorites to win the upcoming three-match ODI series.
South Africa vs West Indies, 1st ODI
West Indies tour of South Africa, 16 Mar 2023, Thur, 4:30 PM IST, East London
The pitch at East London’s Buffalo Park offers a balanced surface in ODI cricket. The pitch is likely to produce an extra pace and bounce with a new ball, but batters are expected to score big knocks in the middle over.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
T Bavuma(C), T de Zorzi, RR Hendricks, HE van der Dussen, T Stubbs, SSB Magala, Q de Kock, G Coetzee, BC Fortuin, L Ngidi, LB Williams
BENCH : H Klaasen, RD Rickelton, D Elgar, TB de Bruyn, AK Markram, KD Petersen, M Jansen, Wiaan Mulder, S Muthusamy, K Rabada, SR Harmer, KA Maharaj, A Nortje, JN Malan, DA Miller, WD Parnell, AL Phehlukwayo, T Shamsi
Rovman Powell, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Shai Hope(C), Nicholas Pooran, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Odean Smith, AJ Hosein
BENCH : Kraigg Brathwaite, Jermaine Blackwood, T Chanderpaul, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, G Moti-Kanhai, Raymon Reifer, J Da Silva, Devon Thomas, Kemar Roach, JA Warrican, A Athanaze, Akeem Jordan, R Rampaul, Keacy Carty, Romario Shepherd, Y Cariah