Man of the Match: Lizelle Lee
Under-pressure South Africa aim to level the series against Pakistan
Our Prediction is Pakistan women to win the match!
Host South Africa will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Pakistan in the fourth game of the T20I series played at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Wednesday.
The home side will need to make amends for their mistakes in the previous game and put in a clinical performance to level the five-match T20I series. Captain Sune Luus will have to lead from the front for South Africa with bat and ball in this game.
On the other hand, Pakistan put in a splendid performance with the bat to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match T20I series. The visitors registered a four-wicket win over South Africa, courtesy splendid batting performances from Iram Javed, Aliya Riaz and Nida Dar.
Sune Luus-led unit has struggled to produce consistency with the bat and ball in this five-match T20I series. South Africa really needs to put in a much-improved performance with the ball. The side has failed to maintain the pressure created by the likes of Shabnam Ismail and Moseline Daniels in the initial overs of the innings. The side might bring in the likes of Marizanne Kapp and Masabata Klaas in the playing XI for this must-win game.
In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the likes of Lizelle Lee, Tazmin Brits and Sune Luus to put the bulk of the runs on the board. Opening batsman Lizelle Lee will need to produce a notable score in this game. Lee perished for a low score in the previous game played against Pakistan on Sunday.
In the previous game, opening batsman Tazmin Brits was the standout performer in the batting lineup for South Africa. She scored his maiden half-century to help South Africa post a competitive score on the board. Brits remained unbeaten till the end and scored 70 off 61 balls with the help of nine fours and a six.
All-rounder Nadine de Klerk also played well in his first game for South Africa in this T20I series. She scored 36 off 43 balls with the help of four boundaries. She put on a crucial 80-run partnership with Brits to lead South Africa’s recovery after losing Lizelle Lee early in the innings.
Chloe Tyron perished for a duck in the previous game. She would be looking to put in a crucial contribution with the bat in this must-win game. Captain Sune Luus showed good form with the bat and smashed 28 runs off 18 balls with the help of five boundaries. Mignon du Preez did not bat in the previous game and will be looking to make an impact for South Africa in this fixture.
In the bowling department, pace bowler Shabnam Ismail delivered an excellent with the new ball. She picked up two wickets and conceded just 12 runs from her four overs. Moseline Daniels also delivered an exceptional performance and picked up three wickets in the previous game.
The back-up bowlers such as Tumi Sekhukune, Sune Luus, and Nadine de Klerk failed to create pressure on the Pakistani batsmen.
Lizelle Lee, Tazmin Brits, Moseline Daniels, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus (captain), Sinato Jafta (wk), Shabnam Ismail, Chloe Tyron, Marizanne Kapp/Nadine de Klerk, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune.
Masabata Klaas, Sune Luus, Nondumiso Shangase, Shabnim Ismail, Lizelle Lee, Chloe Tryon, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta, Mignon du Preez, Moseline Daniels
For visitors, coming to Benoni will present them with an excellent opportunity to win their maiden T20I series in South Africa. In the previous game, middle-order batsman Iram Javed and Aliya Riaz produced exceptional batting performances to seal a hard-fought win for Pakistan.
Omaima Sohail will get another go at the top order along with Javeria Khan for this game. The opening pair was dismissed in the initial overs of the innings in the previous game. The duo needs to stay at the crease and produce crucial scores for the side in this game.
The team management will be hoping that their batting unit, who chased down a total of 138 runs in the previous game, will continue to deliver, whereas the bowlers will be looking to maintain their consistency in this game.
For Pakistan, middle-order Iram Javed proved to be an unlikely hero with the bat. She scored 55 off 45 balls with the help of seven fours and a six. Iram put on a 77-run partnership with Nida Dar to bail the side out of trouble and keep them in the hunt to win the game. Dar also played well and scored 32 off 28 balls with the help of four fours and a six. All-rounder Aliya Riaz also continued his good form with the bat and smashed 30 off 24 balls with the help of four fours and a six.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Sana Mir and Aliya Riaz to provide breakthroughs with the new-ball. Off-spinner Rameem Shamim also bowled well and picked up one wicket in the previous game played against South Africa
Bismah Maroof (captain), Iram Javed, Javeria Rauf, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Aliya Riaz, Nashra Sandhu, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Fatima Sana/Rameem Shamim, Sana Mir, Kainat Imtiaz.
Aliya Riaz, Kainat Imtiaz, Sidra Nawaz, Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar, Fatima Sana, Sana Mir, Ramin Shamim, Javeria Khan, Sidra Ameen, Iram Javed
There will be plenty of bounce and carry on the pitch, which means the South African team will feel a lot more at home compared at this venue. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Wednesday is going to be clear skies.
South Africa women have played a lot of one-day internationals at this venue. The last game played at Willowmoore Park in Benoni between South Africa and Pakistan ended in a thrilling tie. Pakistan will take heart from the fact that they did well in their last game played at this venue.
The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and put runs on the board. The quick bowlers might get some lateral movement off the pitch. Spinners might not get that much help from this surface.
Host South Africa will need to bring their A-game to the table to level the T20I series against Pakistan. The home side will be relying on their experienced players to come to the party and help them square the series.
On the other hand, Pakistan will be focused to win their maiden T20I series against South Africa in South Africa. Captain Bismah Maroof will be hoping that side can put in clinical performance with the bat and ball in this game. Expect Pakistan women to win their maiden T20I series in South Africa!
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