ENGW vs RSAW Match Preview
Nat Sciver-Brunt has been in prime form, scoring 2 half-centuries in 4 innings, and has dominated the proceedings on almost every occasion. Amy Jones, Heather Knight, and Alice Capsey too have done well with the bat, scoring valuable runs.
The form of Danni Wyatt was a bit of a concern for the England Women but she too joined the party by playing an excellent knock of 59 of just 33 deliveries in their last league match against Pakistan Women. The spinners too have done an excellent job for the team so far and will be looking to do even better in this knockout encounter.
Sophie Ecclestone is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 8 wickets, while Sarah Glenn is close behind with 7.
Despite a sterling performance by the openers (Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits), the batting remains a huge cause of concern for the team as Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, and Chloe Tryon haven’t been able to get going. Facing a quality bowling attack like England, the batters will need to give their 100% if South Africa wants to play in the Finals. Marizanne Kapp has done a good job with the ball, picking up 7 wickets.
The team will expect more from Nonkululeko Mlaba, who is South Africa’s premier spinner.
The weather will remain a bit overcast and humid, with temperatures of around 22-23 degrees Celsius.
The Newlands Stadium has an excellent pitch to bat on, as demonstrated by England in the match against Pakistan, where they put up a record 213 runs in the first innings. The average first-inning score here is around 150. That said, the bowlers will find assistance from the pitch but they will need to be disciplined with their line and length.
Nonkululeko Mlaba’s Consistent bowling
Nonkululeko Mlaba is arguably one of South Africa Women’s best spinners at the moment. In her last 10 matches, she has picked up 12 wickets and has been very economical too, giving away just 4.18 runs an over.
Since both teams are coming into this match on the back of huge wins, we expect to see an unchanged eleven from both sides.
ENGW vs RSAW Probable 11
ENGW Playing 11
- Sophia Dunkley
- Danielle Wyatt
- Alice Capsey
- Nat Sciver-Brunt
- Katherine Sciver-Brunt
- Heather Knight (C)
- Amy Jones (Wk)
- Sophie Ecclestone
- Sarah Glenn
- Charlotte Dean
- Freya Davies
RSAW Playing 11
- Tazmin Brits
- Laura Wolvaardt
- Marizanne Kapp
- Sune Luus (C)
- Nadine de Klerk
- Chloe Tryon
- Anneke Bosch
- Sinalo Jafta (Wk)
- Shabnim Ismail
- Ayabonga Khaka
- Nonkululeko Mlaba
We are backing England Women to win this match. They are easily one of the best teams in this tournament and have dominated all their opponents so far. They have found a good balance of players in their team and we expect them to register a thumping win over an underwhelming opposition.
Sophie Ecclestone: Sophie Ecclestone has been very effective with her left-arm spin and is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. In the last 9 matches, she has picked up 15 wickets and has a miserly economy rate of 4.14 runs per over.
Marizanne Kapp: Marizanne Kapp can contribute with the bat as well as the ball and is a handy player to have under pressure situations. She has scored 1140 runs in T20 internationals and has also picked up 74 wickets.
Amy Jones: Amy Jones has an average of 33.00 in this tournament and an excellent strike rate of 141.42. She has also affected 5 dismissals from behind the stumps.
ENGW vs RSAW Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: A Jones
Batters: H Knight, D Wyatt, L Wolvaardt, T Brits
All-rounders: N Sciver (C), C Tryon, M Kapp (VC)
Bowlers: S Ecclestone, S Glenn, N Mlaba