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West Indies Women vs South Africa Women, WIW vs RSAW, Today Match Prediction

31 August 2021 | 23:30 | Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
21/1 in 2.5 7.41
135/3 in 20.0 6.75

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

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West Indies women, South Africa women lock horns in the T20I series opener

  • In June, West Indies women completed a whitewash over Pakistan in the T20I series.
  • Stefanie Taylor and Kycia A Knight have shown decent form in the T20 format for West Indies women.
  • Laura Wolvaardt and Shabnam Ismail have been standout performers for South Africa women this season

Expect West Indies women to beat South Africa women by a close margin.

  • Tournament: South Africa Women tour of West Indies, 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
  • Toss: To Bat

wiw vs rsaw Match Prediction & Analysis

Host West Indies will be looking to kick-start the tour on positive note when they take on South Africa in the T20I series opener at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

West Indies Captain Stefanie Taylor will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance in this opening fixture. The home side will be looking to field their best playing combination for the opening encounter against South Africa women.

On the other hand, South Africa women will be looking to put on a decent show with bat and ball in this contest. Captain Dane Van Niekerk is fit and available to lead the side once again, while expectations will be from senior players to continue their good form.

Both teams have competed in 17 matches in the history of T20 format where West Indies women have an upper hand with 13 wins compared to South Africa women’s four victories.

In the previous four meetings between the two teams, West Indies and South Africa women have managed to win two games apiece.

Teams Preview

West Indies Women Preview

For West Indies, senior players like Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin and Stefanie Taylor will need to deliver notable scores for the side in this opening encounter.

Since 2019, Skipper Stefanie Taylor is leading the batting charts for West Indies women in the T20I format. In 14 matches, Taylor has accumulated 277 runs at a strike rate of 81.95. The team management will be hoping that the all-rounder can show decent form with the bat against South Africa women.

Besides, power-hitter Deandra Dottin hasn’t done much with the bat in the T20 format. She will be looking to deliver a quick-fire innings for West Indies women in this fixture.

Kyshona Knight, Chedean Nation and Kycia Knight will make the middle-order for West Indies women for this all-important tie.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Hayley Matthews, Stefanie Taylor and Shamilia Connell to make crucial breakthroughs.

West Indies Women Predicted Playing XI:

Stafanie Taylor (c), Kycia A.Knight (wk), Kyshona Knight, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Hayley Matthews, Shakera Selman, Deandra Dottin, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Aaliyah Alleyne

West Indies Women Actual Playing XI:

Shamilia Connell, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Shakera Selman, Kyshona Knight, Chedean Nation, Deandra Dottin, Anisa Mohammed, Qiana Joseph, Britney Cooper, Aaliyah Alleyne

South Africa Women Preview

After registering series victories in Pakistan and India, South Africa women will be looking to continue their excellent form in the Caribbean.

In the batting department, the onus will be on openers Lizelle Lee, Tazmin Brits, middle-order trio of Dane van Niekerk, Laura Wolvaardt and Mignon Du Preez to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka and Marizanne Kapp to make crucial breakthroughs.

South Africa Women Predicted Playing XI:

Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Dane van Niekerk (captain), Sinalo Jafta (wk), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba/Nondumiso Shangase.

South Africa Women Actual Playing XI:

Masabata Klaas, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty, Chloe Tryon, Tazmin Brits, Dane van Niekerk, Ayabonga Khaka, Marizanne Kapp

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 3.71 mm. 0.58 k/h From: SSE 100%
03h 20 2.72 mm. 0.97 k/h From: WNW 100%
06h 18 3.11 mm. 0.58 k/h From: NW 100%
09h 16 1.43 mm. 0.68 k/h From: W 100%
12h 15 0.56 mm. 0.31 k/h From: WSW 100%
15h 19 0.49 mm. 0.75 k/h From: SSW 100%
18h 21 1.87 mm. 1.67 k/h From: S 100%
21h 19 4.85 mm. 1.62 k/h From: S 100%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the T20I series opener will provide a decent contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for Tuesday’s game is going to be bright and sunny throughout the day.

Venue Details

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua will host the T20I series opener between West Indies women and South Africa women.

West Indies will take heart from the fact that they have won their last two T20I matches played at Antigua.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 140 runs on the board. Average first innings score at Antigua is around 120 runs.

WIW vs RSAW Winning Prediction

Based on current form, West Indies women will be slight favorites to win this opening encounter because they are playing in their home conditions.

With likes of Stefanie Taylor, Shamilia Connell and Kycia Knight in decent form with the bat, West Indies women will be looking to put on a strong show.

Expect West Indies women to beat South Africa women by a close margin.

Author: Shoaib Z.