Gayle's wicket will be crucial for Proteas' chances © AFP
Gayle’s wicket will be crucial for Proteas’ chances © AFP

South Africa will play their third game of their T20 World Cup campaign against in-form West Indies in the 18th match of the T20 World Cup 2016. The duel between these two quality Group 1 teams can be viewed on Star Sport HD 1, Star Sports 1 while online streaming will be available over hotstar.com and starsports.com. South Africa have lost their one of two games of the tournament and West Indies are currently on the top of their Group trying to cement their place in the semi-finals. South Africa themselves will be looking to beat the Caribbeans and live another day in this tournament. LIVE SCORECARD: South Africa vs West Indies, 27th Match at Nagpur, T20 World Cup 2016

West Indies are in a great form in the tournament muscling their way through to the top of the table beating England and Sri Lanka. Chris Gayle’s form is a threat to South Africa. He he starts going then the Proteas should be bag-packing soon enough. In the bowling department too Samuel Badree might cause problems for South African batsmen as they struggle against quality spin and tend to throw away their wickets in a jiffy.

South Africa are in a do or die situation in order to stay alive in this tournament. With AB De Villiers coming back to the form, they have every chance of getting back in the tournament. Bowling is an issue here as they are compelled to leak runs in the powerplay overs. They might end up failing as another victim of the Spincity Nagpur. They have always struggled against spin and it would be a challenge for them to emerge as winner in this game.