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West Indies vs South Africa 1st T20 Predictions & Tips - Proteas backed to take first T20I

  • West Indies vs South Africa predictions for Saturday’s T20I cricket encounter
  • The clash will be played in St George’s at 20:00 SAST
  • Aiden Markram has scored 50+ runs in 3 of his last 4 T20 innings
  • I'm backing South Africa to pick up a victory against the odds
  • Betting tips, predictions and team news for West Indies vs South Africa
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West Indies vs South Africa Predictions


The bookmakers have made the West Indies the favourites for this encounter, but with South Africa are at full strength, so it could be a good chance to take advantage of the odds. I'm tipping South Africa to win the 1st T20 on Saturday.

  • West Indies’ Evin Lewis has scored 65 & 103 runs in 2 of his last 3 limited overs matches.
  • South Africa’s Aiden Markram has scored 50+ runs in 3 of his last 4 T20 matches.
  • South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen scored 52 runs in his last T20 match.
  • South Africa welcome back 3 first choice players after they missed the last series.

Head to Head


West Indies have won three of their last five T20I against South Africa.

They last met in the T20 format in 2016 where the West Indies won by three wickets.

West Indies Form


The West Indies’ favourite format of cricket in the T20 format but their form has been pretty inconsistent. They have won four of their last seven matches.

Their last T20I fixture took place in March this year where they beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in Coolidge. Sri Lanka scored 131 runs batting first.

In response Lendl Simmons top scored with 26 runs as the West Indies won with an over to spare. During the three-match series against Sri Lanka no West Indies batsman passed the 50 run mark.

West Indies Injuries & Team News


Kieron Pollard leads a talented but inconsistent West Indies outfit. There is also a return for the legendary Chris Gayle.

South Africa Form


South Africa’s T20I form has been atrocious of late with nine defeats in their last 11 matches. Their last series was at home against Pakistan, a series the Proteas lost 3-1.

In the 4th T20 South Africa scored 144 runs as Rassie van der Dussen hit 52 runs. They were all out in the final over.

It turned out to be a nail-biting match as Pakistan scored with winning runs off the penultimate delivery of the match. It must be noted that during this series South Africa didn’t have a few of their first choice players available due to IPL commitments.

South Africa Injuries & Team News


Temba Bavuma will captain the side for the first time. Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi all return after missing out in the last series.

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Verdict

South Africa are tipped to pick up a victory against the odds, while Aiden Markram is in fine form and is backed to score 50+ runs and win the man of the match award. Evin Lewis' fine limited overs form see him backed as the front-runner to be the West Indies' top scorer on Saturday.

Best Bet: South Africa Win Result @2.10 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best West Indies Batsman Tip: Evin Lewis Best West Indies Batsman @3.75 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit
To Score 50+ Runs Tips: Aiden Markram To Score 50+ Runs @4.50 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Man of the Match Tip: Aiden Markram Man of the Match @9.50 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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