The second ODI between South Africa and the West Indies will be played on January 31 at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. After the first ODI was abandoned due to rain, both the teams will hope to get some action going into the second ODI and the rest of the four-match ODI series. The first ODI saw the West Indies scoring 234-3 in 45.3 overs and South Africa putting together 87-5 in 17.4 overs, before rain played spoilsport.
South Africa: Sune Luus (capt), Chloe Tryon (vice-capt), Andrie Steyn, Anneke Bosch, Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Tumi Sekhukhune
West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (capt), Anisa Mohammed (vice-captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Jannillea Glasgow, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Mandy Mangru, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
Players to watch out for
The right-handed opening batter of South Africa top scored with 32 runs off 37 balls, including four boundaries in the first ODI against the West Indies. She provided a solid start to South Africa and the Proteas will want her to come out good in the upcoming matches as well.
She was the most effective bowler for South Africa in the first ODI. The right-arm seamer opened the bowling and bowled eight overs. She conceded just 24 runs and picked up one wicket. She bowled a couple of maiden overs. She will lead the bowling attack.
The swashbuckling right-handed opening batter of the West Indies muscled an unbeaten 150 off 158 balls, including 18 boundaries and four sixes. Out of the total 234 runs that her team scored, Dottin mustered almost 70 percent of the runs. Her knock was the standout feature of the first ODI.
The star all-rounder made useful contributions with both bat and ball. With the bat, the right handed middle order batter put together 51 runs off 63 balls, including four boundaries. She also picked up 2-27 with her right arm off spin in five overs that she bowled during the first ODI against South Africa.
The first match of the series which was played at the same venue offered good batting conditions. The batters enjoyed batting on this wicket as the ball was coming nicely on to the bat. With respect to bowlers, the seamers and spinners have been almost equally effective here. The bowlers will be required to stick to the basics and exploit the conditions in hand.
The weather looks good for a complete day of cricket. The average temperature in the morning (local) will be around 16 degrees Celsius with 54 percent cloud cover and in the afternoon (local) the temperature will rise to around 24 degrees Celsius with 50 percent cloud cover. The humidity will be around 73 percent.
Fantasy playing XI
Kycia Knight, Deandra Dottin, Tazmin Brits, Mignon du Preez, Hayley Matthews, Sune Luus, Stafanie Taylor, Karishma Ramharack, Shamilia Connell, Anisa Mohammed, Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail
Date: January 31, 2022
Time: 1.30pm IST
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
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