England start as favorites against South Africa!
We expect England Women to win this match!
|New Zealand Women||1||1||0||0||0||2||1.065|
|Sri Lanka Women||1||0||1||0||0||0||-1.065|
ICC Women`s World Cup has arrived with great enthusiasm and interest garnering this year. India`s win over the strong contenders Hosts Australia brings great interest among the public and teams are more confident of performing well against stronger opponents.
England was in great form in the T20Is in the last 2-3 years but their recent slump in form is a big worry for their team where they finished last in the tri-series between India and Australia. South Africa is too in a bit of worry with their T20 form and results in the recent matches. South Africa is expected to be the strongest contender for England alongside West Indies in this group. We can expect a cracking contest between two good sides.
England team led by their star all-rounder Heather Knight will be one of the strong contenders for the title this year. Amy Ellen Jones and Danielle Wyatt will open the batting with Tammy Beaumont coming down the order. All-rounders Heather Knight, Nat Sciver, and Katherine Brunt form the core of the middle order alongside Fran Wilson for the team.
Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, and Sarah Glenn form the pace bowling attack of the team alongside the all-rounders. Sophie Ecclestone is their lead spinner with a partner alongside Heather Knight in the middle overs.
Heather Knight – Skipper Heather Knight has scores of 78, 67, & 45 in the last 5 innings and is looking in good form with the bat. She can also contribute with her off-spinners with the ball in the middle overs effectively.
Katherine Brunt – Katherine Brunt is expected to lead the bowling attack for the England team and usually bowls with the new ball in the powerplay. She had an average result in recent tri-series but expect her to make a mark in this World Cup.
Heather Knight (c), Amy Ellen Jones (Wk), Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt , Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Winfield, Sophie Ecclestone
South Africa is one of the dark horses in this tournament who has the capability to beat any team on their team. Lizelle Lee and Mignon Du Preez have been their batting stalwarts scoring runs consistently at the top. Skipper Dane Vankriek, Nadine De Klerk, and Marizanne Kapp are expected to play in the middle order with the likes of Sune Luus and Chloe Tryon taking the finisher`s role.
Shabman Ismail and Ayabonga Khaka are expected to partner as the new ball bowlers with Masabata Klaas, Marizanne Kapp, and Chloe Tryon to follow. Nonkuleluke Malaba, Sune Luus, and Dane Van Kriek form an excellent experienced spin bowling attack for the team.
Dane Van Kriek – Van Kriek made a brilliant 62 against A strong Australian bowling attack in their practice game and will be looking to carry forward the same form in this match too. She will look to lead her team from the front with her all-round performances.
Sune Luus – Sune Luus will be a big X-factor for the team with her leg spinners and she ahs take wickets consistently in middle overs to stop the opposition from scoring big. She is one of the most experienced players in the team.
Dane Van kriek (c), Lizelle Lee, Mignon Du preez Nadine De Klerk, Marizanne Kapp, Trisha Shetty (wk), Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Shabman Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkuleluke Malaba
Sarah Glenn, Danielle Wyatt, Lauren Winfield, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||23||0 mm.||3.99 k/h||From: ESE||31%|
|03h||29||0 mm.||2.82 k/h||From: E||0%|
|06h||34||0 mm.||1.27 k/h||From: SE||15%|
|09h||30||0.25 mm.||4.71 k/h||From: SSW||67%|
|12h||28||0 mm.||2.84 k/h||From: S||53%|
|15h||26||0.50 mm.||7.2 k/h||From: ESE||87%|
|18h||23||0.13 mm.||7.57 k/h||From: E||93%|
|21h||22||0.56 mm.||7.18 k/h||From: E||69%|
The weather looks dark and gloomy with 50% chances of rain and rain is expected to cause interruptions in the match.
WACA is lively pitches with a good bounce, pace and carry for the bowlers. Faster bowlers may enjoy the conditions here more than spinners. We can expect average scores in the range of 130-140 runs in this match.
Teams batting first have got more success in the women's games recently and both captains will look to bat first to put the opposition under pressure during the chase.
Both England and South Africa have good depth and a well-balanced playing XI with a number of all-rounders in the setup. England has a slight advantage with their recent form, more experienced players, and their attacking game style. South Africa will need to bring their best game in this match to fight against a quality England side.
We expect England Women to win this match!