Now the focus shifts to the shorter format of the game. Unlike the Test series, which was won by South Africa with relative ease, the five-match T20 International series in the West Indies will be a keenly fought affair. (More Cricket News)
The Windies lost the first Test by an innings and 63 runs; then, despite a fightback in the second match, lost the second Test by 158 runs. Both the matches were played at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
For the T20s, the teams have moved to Grenada. And there are changes in personnel too. The Windies camp will see a wholesome change with Kieron Pollard bringing his own ensemble, while the Proteas will rotate the available roster.
Both sides will hope to utilise the series as a preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
This year, the Windies have played three T20s, against Sri Lanka. They won two. But the Proteas have played seven, all against Pakistan. And they won only two.
Head-to-head: They have met 10 times, with South Africa leading the head-to-head record 6-4. But they haven't met for some time. West Indies won by three wickets when they met last time in 2016 in Nagpur during Windies' triumphant T20 World Cup campaign.
Match and telecast details
Match: 1st T20I match between West Indies and South Africa
Date: June 26 (Saturday), 2021
Time: 11:30 PM IST/02:00 PM local
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
TV Channels: Not available in India
Live Streaming: FanCode (Subscription required)
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (vc), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams.