With 1-1 and one ODI to go, the four-match series between South Africa and the West Indies is evenly poised. The fourth and the final ODI of the series will be played on February 6 at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
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 South African opening batter scored a delectable century in the third ODI against the West Indies as she helped her side put together a daunting 299 on board. She muscled 117 runs off 123 balls, including 11 boundaries and a six, to register her third ODI century.
She was the most successful bowler for South Africa in the third ODI as she wrecked havoc with a four-wicket haul. The right-arm seamer opened the bowling and conceded 37 runs off her 8.4 overs. She bowled well with the new ball and picked up two wickets in one over.
The left-handed top-order bat top-scored for the West Indies in the third ODI against South Africa with 69 runs off 94 balls, including seven boundaries. She registered her second half-century in ODI cricket. When her team was losing wickets at regular intervals, she held the innings together.
The right-arm speedster was the pick of the bowlers for the West Indies in the third ODI against South Africa. She opened the bowling and accounted for 4-54 in her 10 overs, including two wickets in one over.
This will be the fourth and final match of the series that will be played at this venue. The last match saw more than 500 runs being scored, which indicates that the conditions are good for batting. Pacers have enjoyed bowling at this venue as they have been more successful than the spinners, atleast in the last ODI that was played.
It will be a day game. The weather is expected to be partly cloudy. The average temperature will be around 24 degrees Celsius. There is a 24 percent chance of rain and the humidity is expected to be 62 percent. The wind will blow at a speed of 10-20 mph from the east.
Fantasy playing XI
Kycia Knight, Deandra Dottin, Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Hayley Matthews, Sune Luus, Stafanie Taylor, Anisa Mohammed, Shamilia Connell, Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail
Date: February 6, 2022
Time: 1.30pm IST
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
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