We haven't had this for a while - a full international cricket tour of tests, ODIs and T20s.
South Africa welcomes the West Indies for a month-long engagement, and we've put together everything you'll need to know to stay in touch as the Proteas look to bounce back from the test-series defeat in Australia.
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
🏏Temba Bavuma named Test captain
🧢 Tony de Zorzi receives maiden call-up
🔙Aiden Markram, Ryan Rickelton and Senuran Muthusamy return
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) February 17, 2023
PROTEA TEAM CHANGES
With two tests, three ODIs and three T20s on the horizon, the selectors brought out the broom and looked for some fresh energy. Temba Bavuma replaced Dean Elgar as captain of a test squad that included neither of the side's only century-makers last year.
One of them was Kyle Verreynne, who was the team's second-highest run-scorer in Australia in December and January. He will give way as first-choice wicketkeeper to Heinrich Klaasen.
The squad of 15, picked to play West Indies in two matches in Centurion and at the Wanderers in February and March, features Tony de Zorzi for the first time. Keegan Petersen returns from a hamstring injury that forced him out of the series in Australia, and Aiden Markram, Ryan Rickelton, Wiaan Mulder and Senuran Muthusamy are back in favour.
MORKEL AND STEYN, RECORD SCORES AND MORE...
The West Indies cricket team toured South Africa from 10 December 2014 to 28 January 2015. The tour consisted of three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), three test matches and five one-day internationals (ODIs). With South Africa's 2–0 win in the test series, they retained the No 1 position in the test rankings.
Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn shared 26 wickets between them in that series win.
In the second Twenty20 International, the West Indies set a new world record for the highest successful run chase in a T20I match. In the second ODI, AB de Villiers set the record for the fastest fifty (16 balls) and the fastest hundred (31 balls) in ODI history. South Africa's score of 439/2 in that game is their highest in the 50-over format. South Africa won the ODI series 4–1.
PAST FIXTURE RECORDS
TESTS: South Africa and West Indies have faced each other in 30 test matches. Of these, South Africa have won 20, West Indies have come out victorious on three occasions, and seven matches ended in draws.
ODIs: On the ODI front, they have faced off 62 times. SA have won 44 and West Indies just the 15. Two matches ended without a result, and one was tied.
T20s: 16 matches in total here. SA comes out tops here too, 10 to six.