South Africa and the West Indies will lock horns in the third and final game of their three-match T20I series on Tuesday. The Wanderers in Johannesburg will play host to this encounter. With the series at one apiece, can the Proteas clinch the series before the all-important ODI series against the Netherlands? Lwanele Poswayo has a prediction and the best bets for this contest.
Hendricks has been in outstanding form for the Proteas in this format. In his last 8 innings, he’s scored 412 runs at an outstanding average of 45.78, with 5 fifties. He looked fantastic in the previous game where he scored 68 off 28 balls. I’m backing him to score another half-century in this game at 3.50.
Hopefully, Nortje will be selected for this game after I backed him to be South Africa’s top bowler in the previous match. He was the joint leading wicket-taker in the inaugural SA20, with his pace proving difficult to deal with for most batsmen.
I see him troubling the Windies’ batters at the Wanderers. Back him to be SA’s top bowler or him to take over 1.5 wickets.
Highest Individual Score
The average score of 172 at this venue suggests that another high-scoring encounter is on the cards. I expect one of the batters from either side to score more than 72.5 runs on a Wanderers pitch that’s good for batting.
Seventeen out of 31 matches at the Wanderers have been won by chasing teams and both T20Is in this series have been won by the team batting second. Johannesburg is a high-scoring venue and the chasing team may once again hold the advantage.