Host West Indies will be looking to change in fortunes when they take on South Africa in a five match T20I series, starting from 26th June in Grenada.
Shimron Hetmyer, Oshane Thomas, Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell and Hayden Walsh Jr.have made their comeback for this series and been named in the West Indies T20I squad.. The home side have selected a full-strength squad as the experienced players like Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran, Dwayne Bravo Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, and Kieron Pollard picked for the five-match T20I series.
.On the other hand, South Africa have also named their strongest squad for this T20I series with likes of Dwaine Pretorius, Aiden Markram and Kyle Verreynne included in the setup. Temba Bavuma will lead the side for the five-match T20I series.
Here are the most important statistics and numbers related to West Indies vs South Africa 2021 T20I series which is given below
2014 was the last time West Indies won a bilateral T20I series against South Africa. Previous meeting between the two teams was in 2016 T20 World Cup, where West Indies overcame Lackluster South Africa in a group game played at Nagpur.
266 runs needed by South African opener Reeza Hendricks to complete 1,000 runs in the T20 format. Currently, Reeza has scored 734 runs in 28 matches at an average of 26.21 with five half-centuries to his name.
11 runs needed by West Indies opener Evin Lewis to complete 1,000 runs in the T20 format. Pugnacious opener has accumulated 989 runs in 35 T20I matches at an average of 30.90 with two centuries and six half-centuries to his name.
13 wickets needed by West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell to complete 50 wickets in the T20 format. So far in his career, left-arm quick has claimed 37 wickets at an average of 21.89 with one five-wicket haul to his name.
11 wickets needed by South African all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo to complete 50 wickets in the T20 format. Currently, medium pacer has taken 39 wickets in 34 matches at an average of 21.30.