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ODI history between Proteas and West Indies

2016-06-03 12:04
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Cape Town - The first match of the tri-series between South Africa, West Indies and Australia kicks off on Friday (June 3), as the hosts take on the Proteas in Guyana.

This will be first international game played entirely under floodlights at the ground.

AB De Villiers' team are favoured to win considering their history against the Caribbean side.

Here are a few stats ahead of the first ODI:

South Africa head-to-head with West Indies:

Matches played: 58

Won: 43

Lost: 13

Tied/No result: 2

How SA players perform against the West Indies:

Hashim Amla has scored 917 runs in 12 games against the West Indies, averaging 91.70 with the best of an unbeaten 153 in January 2015 at the Wanderers.

Skipper De Villiers has made 1 219 in his 21 games against the side, with an average of 76.18.

Morné Morkel is the pick of the South African bowling attack, taking 24 scalps from 13 appearances averaging 22.54.

South Africa in the West Indies:

South Africa’s track record in the West Indies is impressive, having played 21, winning 16 and only losing five.

The tri-series will be played at three venues throughout the Caribbean, namely Guyana, St Kitts and Barbados.

The first match, which takes place at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, will be the first encounter between the two nationalities, as South Africa have played three games in total, which have all taken place at the 2007 World Cup.

In the Proteas'  three matches, which all occurred during the Super Eight stages of the World Cup, they have won two (against Ireland and Sri Lanka) and have lost one against Bangladesh.

De Villiers is the only player who participated in all three games mentioned above, and only managed 15 in the three games, after getting dismissed for a duck on two occasions.

South Africa were a totally different unit back in the 2007, boasting the likes of legendary players, such as Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith, Makhaya Ntini and Shaun Pollock.

The Proteas now stand with a very young side hoping to topple the West Indies in their own backyard and knocking Australia off the No 1 spot.

The game is scheduled to start at 19:00 (SA time).

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