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New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, free match prediction 25 Jan 2020

25 Jan 2020 | 04:30 | Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland, New Zealand
259/9 in 50.0 5.18
260/3 in 48.3 5.36 winner

New Zealand Women Vs South Africa Women betting odds

NZW

3.35

RSAW

1.28

Toss Winner - South Africa Women won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner South Africa Women beat New Zealand Women by 7 wickets

New Zealand, South Africa women lock horns in the ODI series!

  • New Zealand has an excellent record against South Africa in the limited-overs format
  • New Zealand Women suffered whitewash at the hands of Australia women in their last ODI series played in Australia.
  • Since Jan 2019, Laura Wolvaardt and Marizanne Kapp have been standout performers for South Africa Women in limited-overs cricket.

Expect New Zealand to register a narrow win over South Africa!

  • Tournament: South Africa Women tour of New Zealand, 2020
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Toss: To Bat

Match Preview

The seventh round of ODI Championship will begin as South Africa Women will be touring New Zealand for three ODIs and five T20Is. The series will be crucial for South Africa as they will be looking to win matches in order to qualify for the 2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

Hosts New Zealand will be looking to get off to a good start when they take on South Africa Women in the opening game of the one-day series at Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland on 25th January on Saturday. In the previous meeting at the Women’s World Cup in England, the game between South Africa Women and New Zealand was abandoned.

The ICC World Cup 2017 semifinalists South Africa is placed fifth with 16 points in 15 matches. South Africa managed to draw the one-day series against Pakistan played at home last year and will be looking to win matches against New Zealand on this tour. New Zealand has already qualified for the 2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup as they have collected 14 points from 15 matches. They lost their previous one-day series against Australia played in Australia last year.

Teams Preview

New Zealand Women Preview

All-rounder Sophie Divine has been named as a new-captain of limited-overs side. She will be looking to make sure that the side is well prepared for the home series against South Africa. Amy Satterthwaite will be looking to contribute well with the bat after being relieved from captaincy duties.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Amy Satterthwaite, Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates to produce the bulk of the runs. Since Jan 2019, middle-order batsman Amy Satterthwaite has topped the batting charts for New Zealand in the T20 format. She has accumulated 346 runs in 6 innings at an average of 69.20 with three half-centuries to his name. Katie Perkin, Laura Down and Katey Martin will make up the middle-order for the side for this opening game of the one-day series.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of Amelia Kerr, Anna Peterson and Sophie Devine to make crucial breakthroughs. Leg-spinner Amelia Kerr has done well for the side in the T20 format. Since Jan 2019, Kerr has claimed 8 wickets in 6 matches at an economy rate of 5.15.

New Zealand Women Predicted Playing XI:

Sophie Devine (captain), Katey Martin (wk), Suzie Bates, Amy Satterthwaite, Amelia Kerr, Katie Perkin, Laura Down, Hayley Jensen, Anna Peterson, Leigh Kasperek and Holly Huddleston.

New Zealand Women Actual Playing XI:

Katie Perkins, Leigh Kasperek, Hayley Jensen, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Lauren Down, Amelia Kerr, Suzie Bates, Holly Huddleston, Sophie Devine, Rachel Priest, Rosemary Mair

South Africa Women Preview

All-rounder Dane van Niekerk has been declared fit and will make his international comeback for South Africa in this T20I series. Nondumiso Shangase, Chloe Tyron and Nadine de Klerk have been included in the three-match one-day series against New Zealand. Dane Van Niekerk will lead South Africa Women for the three-match one-day series against New Zealand Women. For the visitors, the onus will be on the experienced batting trio of Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt and Mignon du Preez to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Opener Lizelle Lee has been a consistent performer for the side in the limited-overs format. Since Jan 2019, Lee has accumulated 154 runs in six matches at an average of 25.66 with one half-century to her name. Lee’s opening partner, Laura Wolvaardt has topped the batting charts for South Africa Women in limited-overs cricket in the past 12 months. She has scored 335 runs in 9 matches at an average of 41.87 with four half-centuries to her name. All-rounder Marizanne Kapp has chipped in with crucial performances with the bat in the recent games played in the format.

In the bowling department, pace bowler Marizanne Kapp is the leading wicket-taker for the side since Jan 2019. She has taken 12 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 22.58. The likes of Shabnam Ismail, Masabata Klaas and Sune Luus also have picked up wickets for the side in the T20 format.

South Africa Women Predicted Playing XI:

Dane van Niekerk (captain), Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee (wk), Mignun du Preez, Chloe Tyron, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Nadine de Klerk/Sune Luus, Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune, Shabnam Ismail.

South Africa Women Actual Playing XI:

Masabata Klaas, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Shabnim Ismail, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty, Chloe Tryon, Dane van Niekerk, Ayabonga Khaka, Marizanne Kapp, Mignon du Preez

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The surface prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The bowlers will have to work hard to pick wickets on this docile surface. The weather forecast for the game on Saturday is expected to be bright and sunny.

Venue Details

 New Zealand Women have won only one T20I game out of three played at Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland. New Zealand has an excellent head-to-head record against South Africa in the T20 format. Last time, New Zealand women registered a comfortable win over Australia women in a game played in Auckland in 2017.

Toss: To Bat

The team that wins the toss might want to bat first and put up a competitive score on the board.

Winning Prediction

 New Zealand will be favorites for this game as they playing in their home conditions. The home side will need to guard against complacency as South Africa has improved considerably as a unit in the past couple of years.

Suzie Bates, Amy Satterthwaite and Sophie Devine will need to come to the party with the bat in this one-day series.

Expect New Zealand to register a narrow win over South Africa!

Author: Shoaib Z.