With the ICC World Cup just around the corner, South Africa and West Indies have one last chance to fine-tune their approach before heading off to Australasia. They will, of course, play each other during the group stage of the tournament, too, but that will be under different circumstances. For now, it’s all about ironing out the creases.
Take any older preview for a one-day international series over the last five months and the same thing will repeat itself again and again. In fact, chances are you can probably read any preview from the last year and you will see the words “World Cup preparation” etched in somewhere.
Rejoice! For this is the last time, at least for the next three years, where you will read those words. Just in case playing each other in a group game during the World Cup is not enough, South Africa and West Indies will play five ODIs against each other starting on Friday. The squads have been decided and this is the last chance both teams have to tweak their combinations.
The series is probably far more important for South Africa than the Windies since the Proteas have made some…
Source : Daily Maverick