Date: February 13, 2023
Time: 10:30 PM IST
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
After the England - Ireland game, South Africa Women will take on New Zealand to conclude an entertaining World Cup doubleheader. Entering this fixture, both teams have suffered defeats in their opening games. The Proteas were taken down by underdogs Sri Lanka in a thrilling encounter. Whereas New Zealand lost to a dominant Australian side by a massive margin of 97 runs.
Boland Park in Paarl has always produced sporting pitches where both batters and bowlers are benefitted. The average 1st innings score is 156 in domestic T20 games.
South Africa Women:
The World Cup hosts haven’t had a great start to their campaign after losing a game that they were expected to win. The Sri Lankans looked better in each department as their batters comfortably scored runs, while their bowlers picked wickets at regular intervals. South Africa will hope to improve their performance and expect more from the likes of Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, and Ayabonga Khaka.
SportsTiger Playing XI of South Africa Women
Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Anneke Bosch, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
New Zealand Women
On the other hand, the White Ferns stood no chance against the reigning champions Australia. The Aussies dominated New Zealand in every department as they put up 173 runs. Then with the ball, bundled out the Kiwis for just 76 runs. Sophie Devine’s team would hope quickly move on with the result.
SportsTiger Playing XI of New Zealand Women
Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Hannah Rowe, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Fran Jonas
The South Africa Women are the favourites to defeat the New Zealand Women at Boland Park in Paarl and register their first win of the World Cup.
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