Date: February 24, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
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After a topsy-turvy ride, South Africa Women finally qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing T20 World Cup, and are all set to take on undefeated England on February 24 at News Land in Cape Town. England have remained undefeated in the ICC tournament and will be clear favourites against South Africa Women, which was hot & cold in the league stage. Ahead of the clash, let’s try to understand which team seems to have a better chance to win a game.
The average first-innings score at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town has been 137 runs. The team winning the toss must opt to bat, and this might be the story of this game too.
England’s prolific all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt is currently leading the chart with the most runs in the tournament. She has amassed 176 runs in four innings. Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones and Heather Knight are other crucial batters in the team. Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone and Charlotte Dean will be crucial for England in terms of bowlers. Meanwhile, South Africa had a tough journey to the semi-finals, but Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits played fine innings against Bangladesh to secure a semi-final berth. As per their previous performances, England will be clear favourites over South Africa.
Probable playing XI:
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
Conclusion: Undefeated England are way ahead of South Africa in terms of consistency and form. As per our prediction, England Women are likely to win the game against South Africa.
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