Time: 6:30 AM
Date: 11 March
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
The ninth match in the Women's World Cup will be between South African Women and Pakistan Women at Bay Oval. Both the teams have had contrary results so far in the tournament. South African Women have won their only match against Bangladesh Women and are currently placed at 4th position, whereas Pakistan Women have had a disappointing outing in the ICC tournament. They lost their first game against Indian Women and thereafter to Australian Women at Bay Oval. The team is currently placed at the bottom of the points table.
South African Women:
Contributions from Laura Wolvaardt (41), Marizanne Kapp (42), and Chloe Tryon (39) with the bat was vital as the team scored 207 at the end of their innings against Bangladesh. Wolvaardt and Kapp have been tremendous for their side and must make to the fantasy team. After missing out on the first game, Lizelle Lee is expected to be in the squad for the second game, and she is considered the most hard-hitting batter from Proteas Women's side. She must be in the fantasy team as the batter is also amongst the top ten batters in ICC rankings. Ayabonga Khaka was the Player of the Match in the first game as she scalped four wickets to help her side knock over Bangladesh Women on 175. Her presence in the team will provide a much-needed edge in the fantasy team.
The team is struggling to find their momentum in the tournament. Skipper Bismah Maroof (78*) and Aliya Riaz (53) were standout batters against Australian Women. Both the batters have been in good form recently and must be considered while forming a fantasy team. While Javeria Khan is a top-notch player from the squad, her performance will be important to the team's results. She should be added to the fantasy team. Omaima Sohail picked up two wickets but failed to create further in-roads as Australian Women chased down the total in the 35th over.
Sidra Ameen, Nahida Khan, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin
South African Women:
Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus (c), Lara Goodall, Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (wk), Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas
Wicket-keepers: Trisha Chetty, Sidra Nawaz
Batters: Javeria Khan, Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Mignon Du Preez, Nahida Khan
All-rounders: Nida Dar, Marizanne Kapp, Bismah Maroof
Bolwers: Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail
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