The second twenty20 international match between South Africa and West Indies is going to be played on 11 January 2015 at Johannesburg. WI won first t20 match by 4 wickets in the three T20I matches series of 2014-15 South Africa tour. Second 20-20 game is scheduled to start at 15:00 local time. West Indies will be eying to win this t20 match and win the series here.
The live match score and latest updates can be got from espncricinfo. Live cricket streaming of match you can watch on starsports.
Date: 11 January, 2015
Venue: New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Time: 15:00 local, 13:00 GMT
Live Telecast: Ten Cricket
South Africa Cricket team must have to win this twenty20 match to alive the three match series. If Proteas want to win here at Johannesburg they need to change few things. At the top of batting order they need a quick fire start to make pressure on Caribbean side. South African bowlers need to stop destructive opener Chris Gayle in the 2nd t20 match. Chris Gayle made 77 in 31 balls and he became the first batsman to score fastest 50 for West Indies in t20 cricket.
If Gayle plays again the like inning of Cape Town twenty20 there will be no chance for Proteas team to win the match. Imran Tahir could be the bowler for Africa team who can put pressure on destructive opening West Indies pair Gayle and Smith.
West Indies needs to work on their middle order batting as Caribbean middle order was totally collapsed after such a great inning by Gayle at the front. The first t20 match shouldn’t be ended before 2-3 overs of inning. But middle order failure could cause the game if Gayle didn’t play like that inning and Samuels handy contribution.
West Indies bowlers need to be more effective to restrict opposition. Holder, Sammy, Cottrell and Russell should bowl tight especially Andre Russell as he was too expensive in last match.
Expected playing 11s
|South Africa||West Indies|
|Faf Du Plessis (Captain)||Darren Sammy (Captain)|
|Reeza Hendricks||Dwayne Smith|
|Morne van Wyk||Chris Gayle|
|Rilee Rossouw||Marlon Samuels|
|David Miller||Dwayne Bravo|
|Farhan Behardien||Kieron Pollard|
|David Wiese||Andre Russell|
|Wayne Parnell||Denesh Ramdin|
|Imran Tahir||Ashley Nurse|
|Kyle Abbott||Jason Holder|
|Marchant de Lange||Sheldon Cottrell|
Player vs Player
For this second t20 match the main player vs player battle will be between Chris Gayle and Faf Du Plessis. We all know why Gayle is there for West Indies but you may be shocked to see du Plessis. It is so because Faf Du Plessis played a quick fast inning in previous game and is expected that he’ll do it again.