WRSW vs SPI Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 15, 2023
In the upcoming 2023 Fairbreak Global Invitational Women's T20 competition match, the Warriors Women and Spirit Women will compete in the first semi-final. The Kowloon Cricket Club located in Kowloon has been selected as the venue for this thrilling encounter. The match is to be played on 16th April 2023.
We saw a well-fought league stage earlier in the tournament with almost all teams that qualified that did well. Spirits Women and Warriors Women did an excellent job in the league stage and this match between these two sides promises to be a spectacle of an encounter. This one certainly is not to be missed.
WRSW vs SPI Team Previews
The Warriors Women dominated the league stages, finishing at the top of the table with three wins out of five games played. However, one of their games was abandoned due to rain, and then they suffered their first defeat of the competition in their last league game against the Barmy Army Women.
Despite Kathryn Bryce's impressive bowling performance, taking two wickets to restrict the Barmy Army Women to 163/6, the Warriors Women faltered in their chase. Bryce tried to revive their innings with a notable knock of 45 towards the end, but the lack of support from other batters resulted in their team being bowled out for 146.
The Warriors Women will be eager to bounce back from their defeat and showcase their best performance in the upcoming first semi-final. If they can do that here, getting past them could prove to be a really tricky task.
Warriors Women Playing 11
Ellie Johnston, Esha Oza, Jess Kerr, Sindhu Sriharsha, Yasmeen Khan, Amanda Jade Wellington, Hayley Matthews, Kathryn Bryce, Mignon du Preez, Phoebe Litchfield, Shamilia Connell.
In contrast, the Spirit Women concluded the league stages in the fourth position, winning three out of five games and losing the remaining two. However, they faced a crushing defeat against the Falcons Women in their final league game.
Despite Kerry-Anne Tomlinson's impressive knock of 65 runs, the Spirit Women struggled to build partnerships, resulting in a total of 137/9. Furthermore, their bowling unit only managed to claim a solitary wicket as the Falcons Women comfortably chased down the target in just 14.2 overs.
The Spirit Women will need to step up their game and remain vigilant while facing the Warriors Women in the upcoming semi-final clash.
Spirit Women Playing 11
Kerry-Anne Tomlinson, Mahika Gaur, Natthakan Chantham, Nensi Patel, Sarah Bryce, Ayabonga Khaka, Bismah Maroof, Sophia Dunkley, Nattaya Boochatham, Nicola Carey, Naruemol Chaiwai.
WRSW vs SPI Toss Prediction
Kowloon is expected to have temperatures between 22 and 28 degrees Celsius on Saturday, with rain predicted throughout the day. The chances of rain also mean that DLS method could come into picture and the captain winning the toss is expected to field first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The surface at the Kowloon Cricket Club is a balanced track that offers some lateral movement to the new-ball bowlers. Batters will need to be patient in the early stages of their innings, but once they get set in the middle, run-scoring becomes easier. A perfect sporting surface - anything over 160 could be difficult to chase.
WRSW vs SPI Betting Tips
Saturday's first semi-final promises to be a thrilling encounter between two formidable teams. Both sides boast a talented roster of players and will undoubtedly leave no stones unturned to secure a victory.
The Warriors Women have had an impressive run throughout the tournament, are an overall better side on paper and performance-wise, and are deemed as the favorites to emerge victorious in this semi-final clash.