West Indies vs South Africa Test series 2021 – 1st Test

West Indies vs South Africa Test series 2021

1st Test:

First Test of the 2 match series between West Indies and South Africa is going to be played at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia from June 10th 2021.

West Indies vs South Africa History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the ninth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series just once, the inaugural one. Whereas the opponent won 7 times.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 8 series in a span of 30 years, from 1991-92 to present, where the West Indies team won just once and South Africa won 7 times.

The consecutive winning streak for the West Indies team against South Africa was 1 series from 1991-92 to 1998-99.

The longest streak of undefeated for the West Indies team against South Africa was 1 series from 1991-92 to 1998-99.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa team against West Indies was 7 series from 1998-99 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for the South Africa team against West Indies was 7 series from 1998-99 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of West Indies against South Africa are LLLLL.

Matches:

The teams completed 28 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won just thrice, whereas the opponent won 18 times with 7 draws. 

The teams played consecutive 6 tests without any draw from 1992 to 2001, in which, West Indies won just 1 game and South Africa won 5 times.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies team against South Africa was just 1 match in 1992, 2001 and 2007.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies team against South Africa was just 2 matches from 2005 to 2008.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa team against West Indies was 5 matches from 1998 to 2001.

The longest streak of undefeated for South Africa team against West Indies was 9 matches from 1998 to 2001.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against South Africa are LDLLD.

Sir Vivian Richards Trophy:

Since the 2000-01 series between the teams, the series has been known as the Sir Vivian Richards Trophy.

Series:

This is going to be the seventh bilateral series between the teams, The host never won, yet. Whereas the opponent won all 6 times.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 6 series in a span of 20 years, from 2000-01 to present, where the West Indies team is still searching for the first victory and South Africa never got defeat, yet.

The consecutive winning streak for the West Indies team against South Africa was 0 series, till date.

The longest streak of undefeated for the West Indies team against South Africa was 0 series, till date.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa team against West Indies was 6 series from 2000-01 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for the South Africa team against West Indies was 6 series from 2000-01 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of West Indies against South Africa are LLLLL.

Matches:

The teams completed 22 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won just twice, whereas the opponent won 13 times with 7 draws. 

The teams played consecutive 4 tests without any draw from 2001 to 2004, in which, West Indies won just 1 game and South Africa won 3 times and from 2007 to 2010, in which, West Indies won just 1 game and South Africa won 3 times.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies team against South Africa was just 1 match in 2001 and 2007.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies team against South Africa was just 2 matches from 2005 to 2008.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa team against West Indies was 3 matches from 2008 to 2010.

The longest streak of undefeated for South Africa team against West Indies was 8 matches from 2003 to 2007 and from 2008 to present.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against South Africa are LDLLD.

West Indies Backyard:

Series:

When touring West Indies by South Africa, the teams met to play bilateral series 4 times, out of them, the host won the series just once and the visitors won the series thrice.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in a span of 30 years, between 1991-92 to present, where West Indies won once and South Africa won thrice.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies team against South Africa was 1 series in 1991-92.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies team against South Africa was 1 series in 1991-92.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa team against West Indies was 3 series from 2000-01 to present.

The streak of undefeated for South Africa team against West Indies was 3 series from 2000-01 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of West Indies against South Africa are LLLW -.

Matches:

On the soil of West Indies, the teams faced each other 13 times. out of them, West Indies received victory just twice and defeated 6 times with 5 draws.

The teams played consecutive 2 tests without any draw in 2001, in which, West Indies won once and South Africa won once and in 2007, in which South Africa won both the games.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies team against South Africa was 1 match in 1992 and 2001.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies team against South Africa was 2 matches from 1992 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2007.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa team against West Indies was 2 matches from 2005 to 2005.

The longest streak of undefeated for South Africa team against West Indies was 7 matches from 2005 to present.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against South Africa are LDLDL.

Sir Vivian Richards Trophy at West Indies Backyard:

Series:

When touring West Indies by South Africa, the teams met to play bilateral series thrice, out of them, the host never won the series, yet and the visitors won all 3 series.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 3 series in a span of 20 years, between 2000-01 to present, where South Africa won all 3 series.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies team against South Africa was 0 series, till date.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies team against South Africa was 0 series, till date.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa team against West Indies was 3 series from 2000-01 to present.

The streak of undefeated for South Africa team against West Indies was 3 series from 2000-01 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of West Indies against South Africa are LLL – -.

Matches:

On the soil of West Indies, the teams faced each other 12 times. out of them, West Indies received victory just once and defeated 6 times with 5 draws.

The teams played consecutive 2 tests without any draw in 2001, in which, West Indies won once and South Africa won once and in 2007, in which South Africa won both the games.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies team against South Africa was 1 match in 2001.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies team against South Africa was 2 matches from 2005 to 2007.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa team against West Indies was 2 matches from 2005 to 2005.

The longest streak of undefeated for South Africa team against West Indies was 7 matches from 2005 to present.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against South Africa are LDLDL.

Points and Rankings:

The series is a comparison between the sixth rank (West Indies) and seventh rank (South Africa) team, almost a perfect series. The host is just 4 points ahead of the visitors.

West Indies:

If the home team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 6 points while losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 5 points without impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 4 points while losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will gain 4 points but no impact in the ranks. 

Drawing the series will neither gain nor lose either points or ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies are DDWWL.

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South Africa:

If the visiting team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 8 points and 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 8 points while gaining 1 rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 5 points and 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 6 points while gaining 1 rank in the position. 

Drawing the series will neither gain nor lose either points or ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are LLWWL.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Saint Lucia shows the weather would be mostly cloudy on the first two days and partly cloudy on day three and four and mostly cloudy with windy on the last day. as the precipitation percentage would be between 9% and 24% throughout the game, so the chance of rain would be very less. The temperature would be 30 Celsius. The wind would be between 26 – 31 km/h.

Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

 

 

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 4 times out of 7 games, and the selection behaved neutral to the teams, as the teams never won as well never lost, yet. All 4 games resulted in a draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are DDDD -.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team never won and lost 3 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LLL – -.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 2 matches between 2014 to 2018.

Overall, 0 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost thrice with 4 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LDLLD.

Particularly, for West Indies, the team won the toss twice in 7 games. The team never won and lost both the games.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue, while winning the toss, are LL – – -.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue, while losing the toss, are DWDDD.

The first batting team won the matches thrice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, never won the match, yet.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WDWWD.

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 346 in 2016, and the highest successful chase never recorded, yet.

The first inning lowest total was 253 runs in 2018, and the highest total was 588 runs in 2006. For the second inning, the lowest total was 154 runs in 2019, whereas the highest was 477 runs in 2003. For the third inning, the lowest total was 217 runs (completed innings / declared) in 2016, whereas the highest was 361 runs in 2019. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 108 runs in 2016, whereas the highest was 252 runs in 2019.

The batting average of the first innings is 38.54 and 27.30 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 44.76, and 23.20 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against South Africa at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has a very poor record at the venue, and won just once out of 7 played games and lost twice with 4 draws. Whereas, the visiting team will play the first game.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue are LDLWD.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are – – – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

West Indies:

The home side would go with the 3 pacers including a debutant J. Seales. The team has two all-rounders, one with pace and the other with spin.

West Indies Eleven: K. Brathwaite, K. Powell, S. Hope, K. Mayers, J. Blackwood, J. Holder, J. da Silva, R. Cornwall, A. Joseph, K. Roach, J. Seales

South Africa:

The visiting team would go with 3 pacers and a spinner. The team has an all-rounder with pace.

South Africa Eleven: D. Elgar, A. Markram, R. van der Dussen, K. Verreynne, K. Petersen, Q. de Kock, W. Mulder, K. Maharaj, K. Rabada, A. Nortje, L. Ngidi

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.