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The West Indies vs South Africa T20 2024 cricket series will start in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday, May 24.

As per the West Indies vs South Africa T20 2024 schedule, all the three T20 internationals will be played at the Sabina Park in Kingston on May 24, 26 and 27 (as per Indian Standard Time).

Hosts West Indies and South Africa will use the upcoming three-match T20I series to prepare themselves for the marquee T20 World Cup 2024 to be held in the Caribbean and the United States starting on June 2.

Ranked sixth in the ICC men’s T20I team rankings, the West Indies cricket team has announced their 15-man squad to be led by Brandon King in the upcoming T20I series.

Meanwhile, the hosts will miss several of their first team players including full-time captain Rovman Powell, who is currently featuring in the Indian T20 League 2024 for Team Rajasthan.

Andre Russell (Team Kolkata), Shimron Hetmyer (Team Rajasthan), Alzarri Joseph (Team Bengaluru) and Sherfane Rutherford (Team Kolkata) are the other West Indies players who will skip the three-match T20I series due to their involvement in the knockouts of the ongoing Indian T20 League.

Meanwhile, Nicholas Pooran  and Shai Hope, who featured for Team Lucknow and Team Delhi respectively, have been rested.

Matthew Forde and Kyle Mayers, who were close to being selected for the T20 World Cup 2024, will feature against South Africa. 

On the other hand, the South Africa national cricket team has announced a second-string squad for the three-match T20I series in the Caribbean.

South Africa’s T20I captain Aiden Markram, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs, Heinrich Klaasen, and Keshav Maharaj are some of the senior players who won’t feature in the series.

In the absence of regular captain Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen has been named the skipper of the 15-member Proteas squad.

Currently ranked fourth in the ICC men’s T20I team rankings, South Africa have included the likes of Quinton de Kock, Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi in their squad for the T20I series in the Caribbean.

West Indies vs South Africa head-to-head in T20 cricket

South Africa have a superior head-to-head record against West Indies in T20 international cricket, winning 11 of the 19 matches that they have played so far. West Indies have registered eight victories so far.

The last time these two sides met, West Indies secured a 2-1 series win over the Proteas in a three-match T20I series in South Africa in March 2023.

Where to watch West Indies vs South Africa T20 2024 live in India

Live streaming of the West Indies vs South Africa T20 2024 series will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.

There will be no live telecast of the upcoming T20I series on any TV channel in India.

West Indies vs South Africa T20 2024 schedule and live match start times

All match times are in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date

Match

Venue

Time (IST)

Friday, May 24

West Indies vs South Africa, 1st T20I

Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

12:30 AM

Sunday, May 26

West Indies vs South Africa, 2nd T20I

Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

12:30 AM

Monday, May 27

West Indies vs South Africa, 3rd T20I

Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

12:30 AM

West Indies vs South Africa T20 2024 squads

West Indies T20 squad: Brandon King (captain), Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Alick Athanaze, Johnson Charles (wicket-keeper), Andre Fletcher (wicket-keeper), Matthew Forde, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Shamar Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr

South Africa T20 squad: Rassie van der Dussen (captain), Ottniel Baartman, Matthew Breetzke (wicket-keeper), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Patrick Kruger, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Nqaba Peter, Ryan Rickelton (wicket-keeper), Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Anrich Nortje

Photo credit: Alamy

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