South Africa cricket association has finalized that they will welcome West Indies in the month of March 2023 in order to play 3 ODI matches. The South Africa vs West Indies ODI series 2023 will be started with the first match which will be held at Buffalo Park, East London on Thu Mar 16, then the second match will be played on the same ground on Sat Mar 18. Afterward, the last match of the SA vs WI ODI series 2023 will be conducted at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Tue Mar 21.
West Indies lifted the ODI World Cup consecutively in 1975, and 1979, since then they have never been able to win the World Cup title. On the other hand, South Africa has always been the favorite of cricket predictors in the World Championships but they could not win a single title.
West Indies will come to South Africa under the leadership of Nicholas Pooran whereas Temba Bavuma will be seen in the role of captain from the South African side. Currently, South Africa is in the number 5th position in the ODI ranking for ICC whereas West Indies is sitting at the number 9th position. In the history of ODI cricket, West Indies and South Africa played against each other in 62 matches where South Africa dominated the Windies by winning 44 matches and losing only 15 matches.
Overall, South Africa has appeared in 647 One Day Internationals where they achieved victory in 394 matches and lost 226 matches with 6 ties and 21 ended without any outcome. On the other hand, West Indies could win 410 matches and lost 402 matches out of their 852 ODIs.
The last time West Indies visited South Africa was in 2014 for the 5 ODI series where South Africa defeated the Windies by 4-1. Hashim Amla was the leading run-maker with 342 runs and Morne Morkel took the most wickets in that series. Let's see how West Indies will perform on the land of South Africa which is the fast and bouncy pitches of Africa.