ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023, Match 20: SA-W v BD-W | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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South Africa Women and Bangladesh Women lock horns in the last group stage match before the knockouts of the ongoing eighth edition of ICC Women's T20 World Cup on a doubleheader Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Newlands in Cape Town. Match no.20 in Group A will begin at 10.30 PM (IST) and 7.00 PM (local time). Hosts South Africa need a victory to progress to the semi-final round, while Bangladesh is already knocked out of the competition.

The host nation began its campaign with a defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka by a margin of just three runs. They bounced back from the loss to register an emphatic 65-run victory against New Zealand in Paarl. Sune Luus and her side lost in their third outing against the defending champions, Australia, by six wickets. With 2 points and a net run rate of +0.685, they are placed in the fourth position in Group A. They need a win against the Bangladeshi side to qualify for the semi-finals, as they have a better NRR than the Kiwis. A loss will end their tournament as the White Ferns will go through along with the Australians from this group.

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On the other hand, Nigar Sultana's side is already knocked out of the competition as they have played three and lost all of them. The Asian side lost their opening encounter against Sri Lanka before facing two more defeats against the Australians and the New Zealanders. With no points and an NRR of -1.721, they are positioned in the fifth spot in the table as their campaign is already done and dusted.

Before the last game of the group stage begins, let us look at some of the important stats, best player picks, and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.

Ground Stats: Newlands, Cape Town

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament) (Excluding Match no.19)

Total Matches: 7
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won batting second: 4

Average score batting first: 145
Average score batting second: 125

Average runs per over: 6.98
Average runs per wicket: 24

SA-W v BD-W, Match 20: Head-to-Head

South Africa and Bangladesh have clashed in 10 T20 internationals so far, and it has been completely dominated by the Proteas as they have sealed victories on nine occasions. In contrast, the Asian side has managed to clinch only a win.

Head-to-Head (Overall)

Total Matches: 10
South Africa Women won: 9
Bangladesh Women won: 1

SA-W v BD-W, Match 20: Probable Playing XI

South Africa Women Team News

No major updates

South Africa Women Probable Playing XI

Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Delmi Tucker, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, and Nonkululeko Mlaba.

Bangladesh Women Team News

No major updates

Bangladesh Women Probable Playing XI

Shamima Sultana (wk), Murshida Khatun/Fargana Hoque, Sobhana Mostary, Nigar Sultana (c), Shorna Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akter, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun,  and Marufa Akter.

SA-W v BD-W, Match 20: Top Five Picks

  1. Sune Luus (SA-W): South Africa skipper Sune Luus has scored the most runs for her side in this WC though her highest score is just 28. The right-handed batter would hope to come good in this crunch game for the Proteas.
  2. Marizanne Kapp (SA-W): All-rounder Marizanne Kapp has had a disappointing campaign—batting at a crucial no. Three, the right-handed batter is averaging just 6.66 with the best score of 11. Though she is the leading wicket-taker for South Africa and picking her for this important tie is a good option.
  3. Shabnim Ismail (SA-W): Right-arm fast-medium bowler Shabnim Ismail is the highest wicket-taker for the Proteas in the T20I format with 117 wickets in 109 innings. She has had a quiet tournament so far as she looks to finally be amongst the wickets in a do-or-die clash for South Africa.
  4. Nigar Sultana (BA-W): Bangladeshi skipper Nigar Sultana is averaging 31.00 as she has struck the only half-century for her side in T20 WC 2023. Overall and in this campaign, she is the leading run-scorer for the Asian side, and she would like to end it on high.
  5. Marufa Akter (BA-W): Young right-arm medium-fast bowler Marufa Akter is relatively new in international cricket but has shown positive signs for the future. She has picked up the most wickets (4) for Bangladesh and looks a safe bet for this final group-stage fixture.

SA-W v BD-W, Match 20: Must picks for the match

South Africa Women

  1. Sune Luus - 70 runs in 3 matches
  2. Marizanne Kapp - 20 runs  and 5 wickets in 3 matches
  3. Shabnim Ismail - 2 wickets in 3 matches

Bangladesh Women

  1. Nigar Sultana - 93 runs in 3 innings
  2. Marufa Akter - 4 wickets in 3 innings
  3. Shamima Sultana - 35 runs in 3 ininngs

SA-W v BD-W, Match 20: Risky Picks

South Africa Women: Tazmin Brits, Delmi Tucker

Bangladesh Women: Sobhana Mostary, Ritu Moni

SA-W v BD-W, Match 20: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Sune Luus (SA-W)
  2. Marizanne Kapp (SA-W)
  3. Nigar Sultana (BA-W)

SA-W v BD-W, Match 20: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeeper: Nigar Sultana
Batters: Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Murshida Khatun, Tazmine Brits
All-rounders: Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Shorna Akter
Bowlers: Shabnim Ismail, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Marufa Akter

Captain: Sune Luus
Vice-captain: Marizanne Kapp

SA-W: 7 Players, BA-W: 4 Players

SA-W v BD-W, Match 20: Team for Winner takes all Contests

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Wicketkeepers: N Sultana
Batters: Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmine Brits, Lata Mondal
All-rounders: Chloe Tryon, Marizanne Kapp, Nadine de Klerk, Shorna Akter
Bowlers: N Mlaba, Shabnim Ismail, F Khatun

Captain: Shamima Sultana
Vice-captain: Chloe Tryon

SA-W: 4 Players, BA-W: 7 Players