Toss West Indies bat vs South Africa
On a dry surface, South Africa opted for two specialist spinners in Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi, with Keshav Maharaj out for at least six months with a ruptured Achilles, having undergone surgery on Friday.
West Indies did not have similar dramas in compiling their XI. Hope takes charge of a team that welcomes back new T20I captain Rovman Powell, and includes legspinner Yannick Cariah and left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein.
These matches are not part of the World Cup Super League, with West Indies having completed all their games, and South Africa’s last two matches to take place against Netherlands on March 31 and April 2.
South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (capt), 3 Ryan Rickelton, 4 Tony de Zorzi, 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 Tristan Stubbs, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Bjorn Fortuin 9 Gerald Coetzee, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
West Indies: 1 Kyle, Mayers, 2 Brandon King, 3 Shamarh Brooks, 4 Shai Hope (capt, wk), 5 Nicholas Pooran, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Odean Smith, 9 Yannick Cariah, 10 Akeal Hosein, 11 Alzarri Joseph
(With Inputs from ESPN)
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