West Indies To Face South Africa In Historic Match-Up

Kieron Pollard owill again lead the Windies as they face South Africa next month. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 21, 2021: The West Indies team will face South Africa later this month in a historic series match-up.

The visit by the Proteas will mark their first bilateral series against West Indies in nearly 12 years, following their 2-0 win back in 2010. South Africa will face the hosts in two Tests at the Darren Sammy National Stadium in St Lucia from June 10-22 and five T20 Internationals at the Grenada National Stadium from June 26 to July 3.

The tour was originally scheduled for last year but was scrapped following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced Cricket West Indies to halt their entire domestic schedule.

The West Indies squad will be led by Kieron Pollard and includes left-hander Shimron Hetmyer and fast bowler Oshane Thomas, both of whom have struggled with fitness issues in recent months.

The full squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.

The South Africa tour will kick off a bumper international home schedule which will also see Australia travel for a white ball series in July and Pakistan tour for a Test and white ball series in July and August.