West Indies opt to bowl in 11-overs-per-side contest

West Indies picked to bowl vs South Africa

After a two-hour-and-15-minute hold-up to the throw, many thanks to relentless rainfall at SuperSport Park, Rovman Powell called properly in his very first getaway as West Indies T20I captain and also placed South Africa in to bat in wet problems. The suit has actually been decreased to an 11-over-a-side shootout on a great pitch, with lots of runs anticipated and also difficult problems for fielders. Sawdust was being sprayed on the outfield, specifically the locations around backwards factor on both sides.

South Africa’s hurt triad of Reeza Hendricks (finger laceration), Anrich Nortje (groin niggle) and also Sisanda Magala (split webbing), that missed out on the ODIs, were all passed fit to play in the T20I opener. That permitted South Africa to remain to relax Kagiso Rabada, with Nortje, Magala and also Parnell to bowl joint and also 2 rewriters in Tabraiz Shamsi and also Bjorn Fortuin. Aiden Markram, in his very first getaway as irreversible T20I captain, will certainly port in at No. 4, after Quinton de Kock, Hendricks and also Rilee Rossouw.

West Indies neglected Jason Owner, that had actually played every suit on the scenic tour thus far, leaving Alzarri Joseph to lead the assault. Sheldon Cottrell, Odean Smith and also Romario Guard composed the remainder of the pack, with Akeal Hosein and also Roston Chase as the spin-bowling choices.

South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rilee Rossouw, 4 Aiden Markram (capt), 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Sisanda Magala, 9 Bjorn Fortuin, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi

West Indies: 1 Kyle Mayers, 2 Brandon King, 3 Johnson Charles (wk), 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Rovman Powell (capt), 6 Roston Chase, 7 Romario Guard, 8 Odean Smith, 9 Sheldon Cottrell, 10 Akeal Hosein, 11 Alzarri Joseph

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