WI vs SA 2024, 1st T20I: Sabina Park Stadium Pitch Report, Jamaica Weather Forecast, T20I Stats & Records | West Indies vs South Africa

May 24, 2024

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The South African team has landed in the West Indies for a thrilling three-match T20I series set to kick off this Thursday, May 23. The opening match will unfold at the iconic Sabina Park Stadium in Kingston. This series holds immense significance for both teams as they gear up for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, beginning on June 1st.

Brandon King will lead the West Indies side, while Rassie van der Dussen takes the reins for South Africa in this series.

T20I stats and records at the Sabina Park Stadium

Total matches: 6
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won bowling first: 3
Average 1st Inns scores: 157
Average 2nd Inns scores: 140
Highest total recorded: 215/5 (20 Ov) by New Zealand vs West Indies
Highest score chased: 194/1 (18.3 Ov) by West Indies vs India
Lowest score defended: 96/9 (20 Ov) by West Indies vs Ireland

Sabina Park Pitch Report:

The pitch at Sabina Park offers a versatile terrain that accommodates all cricketers. Initially, bowlers will find the new ball responsive, with movement and seam. As the game progresses, spinners will come into their own with the ageing ball. Batters need to invest time, understanding that conditions will improve as the match unfolds.

Jamaica Weather Forecast:

The Sabina Park Stadium in Jamaica is forecasted to experience isolated thunderstorms, but the chances of rain causing disruptions are slim, with only a 20% chance of precipitation. This sets the stage for an uninterrupted day of cricket, ideal for both players and spectators. The temperature is expected to be around 33 degrees Celsius, with a humidity level of about 67%. Additionally, a gentle breeze of 19 km/hr is forecasted, adding a pleasant touch to the conditions.

Also READ:  WI vs SA 2024, T20I Series: Broadcast and Live Streaming details – When & Where to watch in India, West Indies, South Africa & UK

West Indies vs South Africa Probable Playing XI:

West Indies: Brandon King (c), Johnson Charles (wk), Kyle Mayers, Alick Athanaze, Fabian Allen, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Shamar Joseph, Gudakesh Motie

South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen (c), Matthew Breetzke, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Also READ: South Africa announces squad for the T20I series against West Indies; no place for Aiden Markram

For latest cricket news & updates, visit CricketTimes.com.

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