ENG-W vs SA-W: Preview, Probable XIs, Prediction, Live Streaming
England set to take on South Africa women [Twitter]
England Women have thus far been remarkably precise in their performance, winning each of their group stage matches. Although they had already qualified for the semi-finals, they made a bold statement in their final group game against Pakistan, setting a record-breaking score of 213/5.
Katherine Sciver-Brunt had been the subject of some criticism for her recent performance, but the veteran bowler demonstrated her mettle, bouncing back with two wickets as England secured a resounding 114-run victory.
On the flip side, South Africa Women have had an uneven run during the group stage, winning two matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand, while losing as many against Australia and Sri Lanka. However, both of their victories were substantial, resulting in a superior run rate that helped them qualify for the semi-finals.
Notably, in their last group game against Bangladesh, Laura Wolvaardt led her side to a ten-wicket victory, scoring an unbeaten 66. Another impressive innings by the batter could be pivotal in securing a win for the Proteas. In conclusion, with both teams determined to secure a place in the finals, the stage is set for a gripping encounter between England Women and South Africa Women.
England have a significant advantage in the head-to-head meetings between the two sides, having won 19 out of the 23 matches played so far, while South Africa have only won three. One match ended in a no-result. England have also won three out of the four T20 World Cup meetings between the two teams.
Date & Time: February 24, 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Live Telecast & Streaming: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar
According to the pitch report, the Newlands pitch is batsman-friendly, with spinners also expected to receive ample assistance. There will be plenty of spin and bounce on offer, making it ideal for batters to play their shots once they are settled. Teams are likely to prefer defending the total, as two of the last three games were won in this manner.
Predicted Playing XI
England Women: Sophia Dunkley, Danielle Wyatt, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Heather Knight (c), Amy Jones (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Charlotte Dean, Sarah Glenn, Freya Davies
South Africa Women: Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Anneke Bosch, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-keepers: Amy Jones (wk)
Batters: Danielle Wyatt, Alice Capsey, Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits,
All-rounders: Nat Sciver-Brunt, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon
Bowlers: Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Shabnim Ismail
Captain: Nat Sciver-Brunt
Vice Captain: Laura Wolvaardt
Considering the current form and head-to-head record, England women are the favourites to win the clash and reach the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Final.