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West Indies vs South Africa 5th T20 Predictions & Tips - De Kock to shine in series decider

  • West Indies vs South Africa predictions for Saturday’s T20I cricket match
  • The match will be played in St George’s at 19:00 BST
  • The series is level at 2-2 with one match to play
  • I am tipping Quinton de Kock for yet another big score
  • Predictions, stats, team news & preview
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Quinton de Kock has scored 50+ runs in the last two matches against the West Indies (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 02 Jul 2021
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West Indies vs South Africa Predictions


The series is level at 2-2 so the winner of this match will win the series. South Africa still look the more threatening side although their batsmen do need to improve. I am going to back the visitors to win the final match and clinch the series.

  • West Indies’ Lendl Simmons scored 47 runs in the last match.
  • South Africa’s Quinton de Kock has scored 72 & 60 runs in his last 2 T20I matches.
  • South Africa’s Quinton de Kock has been the top match run scorer in the last 2 matches.

Head to Head


West Indies lead South Africa 5-4 in their last nine T20I matches. The Windies won the 4th T20 of this series by 21 runs in level the series at 2-2.

West Indies Form


After winning the first match of the series, the West Indies lost the subsequent two. That made the 4th T20 against South Africa a must-win match to stay in the series.

For the first time the West Indies batted first in the series and Lendl Simmons got them off to a flying start, scoring 47 off 34 balls. A middle order collapse however saw the hosts struggling on 89-5 after 14 overs.

Up stepped captain Kieron Pollard to smash 51 off 25 balls to take the Windies to a respectable 167 in 20 overs. Dwayne Bravo then produced a superb spell of bowling, taking 4-19 to restrict South Africa to 146 runs in 20 overs. The West Indies won by 21 runs.

West Indies Injuries & Team News


The West Indies are likely to stick with the same lineup for this match. 

South Africa Form


South Africa would have been confident of landing a series win after taking victory in the 2nd and 3rd T20 matches. They looked on course as Tabraiz Shamsi took 2-13 in four overs to put the hosts in early trouble.

Unfortunately the other bowlers couldn’t back it up as the West Indies fought their way to 167 runs. Quinton de Kock scored 60 runs in reply but the next highest was 20 runs as the visitors’ batsmen failed once again.

That will be a concern heading into the 5th and final match which will decide the series winners.

South Africa Injuries & Team News


Reeza Hendricks time at the top of the order has surely run out. We could see Aiden Markram move to the opening batsman slot with Heinrich Klaasen coming in. There is also likely to be a change for the out of form David Miller.

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Verdict

South Africa are backed to win the series with Quinton de Kock tipped to continue his fine form. He can be backed in the top South Africa and top match batsman markets.

Lendl Simmons was superb in the last T20I against the visitors. He is tipped to top score for the Windies.

Best Bet: South Africa Win Result @130.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best South Africa Batsman Tip: Quinton de Kock Best South Africa Batsman @200.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best West Indies Batsman Tip: Lendl Simmons Best West Indies Batsman @375.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Top Match Batsman Tip: Quinton de Kock Top Match Batsman @500.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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