Man of the Match: Sune Luus
Hosts South Africa look to make it 3-0 against Sri Lanka
Our prediction is South Africa Women will win the match!
South African Women's team has won the series 2-0 with a match still to go. They will look to whitewash Sri Lankan team and make it 3-0 win.
Captain Dane Van Niekerk has been their best performer with the bat. No other player has scored more than 20 runs in the team. Sune Luus set the match for South Africa with a five wicket haul last match. Marizanne Kapp and Masabata Klaas has been economical with their bowling and captured wickets at regular intervals to halt the opposition`s momentum. They would need their middle order to stand up and score some runs this match.
Sri Lankan team has been in awful form losing the series and facing a potential whitewash. Shasikala Siriwardene played a sensible knock of 38 runs last match.
Hasini Perera, Skipper Chamaari Atapaththu and Imalka Mendia have scored 20s but failed to make them a big score. Inoka Ranaweera, Siriwardene and Achini Kulasuriya has bowled some economical spells. Their bowlers were left to defend meager totals in both the matches after the failure of batswomen. The bowlers have bowled well and tried to give a tough fight to South African team.
Dane van Niekerk – The captain has scored 71 and 38 runs and has been the leading run scorer in both the matches so far at a strike rate of 140.
Sune Luus – Sune Luus bowled an excellent spell of 5/14 last match and troubled the batsmen with her leg breaks.
Stats from the recent ODI series:
Dane van Niekerk – 104 runs at strike rate 141 (HS – 71, 50s-1) & 3 wickets at an economy of 4.1 RPO (BB- 3/12)
Sune Luus - 5 wickets at an economy of 3.8 RPO (BB- 5/14)
Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk (c), Shabnim Ismail, Sune Luus, Masabata Klaas, Lara Goodall, Nadine de Klerk, Tazmin Brits, Saarah Smith, Faye Tunnicliffe (wk), Tumi Sekhukhune South African team is expected to go in with the same playing XI. No changes are expected.
Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Faye Tunnicliffe, Saarah Smith, Sune Luus, Shabnim Ismail, Tazmin Brits, Dane van Niekerk, Nadine de Klerk, Marizanne Kapp, Lara Goodall
Hasini Perera – Opener Hasini Perera is expected to provide good starts to the team to help the team post a respectable score.
Shasikala Siriwardene – She has been having a good series with both and bat for Srri Lanka scoring some vital runs and wickets at a crucial juncture.
Stats from the recent ODI series:
Shashikala Siriwardene – 44 runs at strike rate 105 (HS – 38)
Inoka Ranaweera – 3 wickets at an economy of 6.1 RPO (BB – 2/15)
Shashikala Siriwardene, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Harshika Madhavi , Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Achini Kulasuriya, Imalka Mendis, Umesha Thimashini Harshika Madhavi may replace Udeshika Prabodhani in the playing XI.
Hasini Perera, Kavisha Dilhari, Shashikala Siriwardene, Harshitha Madavi, Chamari Atapattu, Nilakshi de Silva, Achini Kulasuriya, Imalka Mendis, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Prasadani Weerakkody
Centurian pitch is known to help batsmen and has very little aid to the bowlers. Average score in this pitch is around 150-170 runs. The pitch will remain the same for both the innings.
Chasing has been the best option in T20s nowadays. Teams have found it easier to chase down a total rather than setting up one. South Africa has won both matches chasing so both teams will look to chase the score.
Sri Lankan teams seem lost and are losing a string of matches in a row. South African team on the other hand has the home advantage and is playing reasonably well, so we predict South African team to win this match.
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