Shai Hope: Definitely not our day, they clearly outplayed us today. We have ourselves to blame. And we cannot expect ourselves to concede 260 in 30 overs. You have to keep learning on the job. Once you walk out there, you have the opportunity to perform and play for West Indies, and you try to do that.
Aiden Markram: We know the quality of player Heinrich is. It’s a great way of looking at it [on playing conditions and not situation]. I watched the first game and had a bit of a chat with the coach. There were pretty simple guidelines coming into this game. We didn’t want to pitch it up because we know the power they have. [Jansen] He is really young and is trying to nail down the finishing. That he was angry when he got out shows how much he cares about it.
Heinrich Klaasen is the Player of the Match: A pretty good wicket and that was one of my better knocks. We try to play conditions and not situation and conditions were really good there. Conditions dictate what shots you play. Yesterday, I had a training session where I was hitting from the inside half or outside half of the bat but then I took a few throwdowns. I will do whatever it takes to keep going. It’s always good to take the team home.
South Africa vs West Indies Highlights today, Tuesday 21-3-2023. 3rd ODI (D/N), West Indies tour of South Africa, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
“Dave [Miller] comes in, Heinrich Klaasen comes in and Parnell comes in” says stand-in captain Aiden Markram. “Four changes in all [including Markram]. No points in this series, so good time to try things.”
“No changes for us,” says Hope. “We would have like to bat first as well. I am trying to build some partnerships in the middle; we struggled to do so in the past. We stepping in the right direction and hope to continue.”
South Africa have won the toss and will bowl first.
South Africa team: RD Rickelton, T de Zorzi, HE van der Dussen, AK Markram*, H Klaasen†, DA Miller, M Jansen, WD Parnell, BC Fortuin, G Coetzee, L Ngidi
West Indies team: KR Mayers, BA King, SSJ Brooks, SD Hope*†, N Pooran, R Powell, JO Holder, OF Smith, AJ Hosein, AS Joseph, Y Cariah
Head to Head In ODI’s: 64
South Africa Won: 44
West Indies Won: 16
South Africa ODI Rankings: 6th
West Indies ODI Rankings: 10th
(Last five matches; most recent first)
South Africa LLWWL
West Indies WLWL
Match Timings: 11:00 AM GMT | 1:00 PM Local
Umpires – Bongani Jele, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match number – ODI no. 4544