The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup commenced a day ago and it will be England and South Africa who will fight it out in the 4th match of the competition. Both teams are coming into the tournament on the back of some horrendous form in the recent past. England failed to make the final of the recently concluded tri-series also involving hosts Australia and India. To make matter worse, England were annihilated in the warm-up clash by Sri Lanka as they went down by 10 wickets.
South Africa is also going through a rough phase in T20I cricket. They lost consecutive series against India (1-4) and against New Zealand (1-2). Despite winning their warm-up clash against Sri Lanka by 41 runs, they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Australia as they failed to defend their score of 147. It should be an evenly contested match and both teams will be eager to start of the tournament with a victory given the fact that only two teams will qualify for the semi-finals from each group.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The WACA surface at Perth has been predominantly helpful for the fast bowler. However, teams have also enjoyed their time with the bat as WBBL saw teams racking up totals well above 150. The ball tends to come onto the bat pretty well and we should witness a good contest between the bat and the ball.
Probable Playing XI’s
Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn
South Africa Women
Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk (C), Marizanne Kapp, Mignon de Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Chloe Tyron, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Ayabonga Khaka
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
Match 4: England vs South Africa
Venue: WACA, Perth
Date and Time: 23rd February, 4:30 PM IST
5 must-have players in the dream XI team
Lizelle Lee, Danielle Wyatt, Dan van Niekerk, Heather Knight, Katherine Brunt
EN-W vs SA-W Dream11 Picks
Amy Jones wicket-keeper in our dream XI team. Jones has been a good performer for England over the years and she is very sound behind the stumps. Jones will look to get off to the best possible starts in the mega event.
Dream XI Batswomen
Heather Knight and Danielle Wyatt will be the first two batswomen in our dream XI team. Knight looked in great touch during the tri-series and was the only batswomen from England who provided some substance to their batting. She also looked in good touch during the warm-up clashes. Wyatt, on the other hand, is another important player for England who has scored consistently.
Sune Luus will be the next batter in our dream11 team. Luus does come in the batsmen category but she is an exceptional leg spinner as well and has bagged some crucial wickets for her team.
Dream XI All-rounders
Dane Van Niekerk and M Kapp will be the two South African all-rounders in our dream XI team. Niekerk has been one of the most consistent performers for South Africa. She scored a brilliant 62 against Australia in the warm-up clash and will look to carry on the good work in the main event.
K Brunt and N Schiver will be our dream 11 all rounders from Englosh team.Brint has been a good wicket-taking option and also has the ability to chip in with some important runs in the middle order. Both of them should be sensible picks in the dream XI team.
Dream XI bowlers
T Sekhukhune, Sophie Ecclestone and Ayabonga Khaka will be the three bowlers in our dream XI team. Ecclestone has sensational record in the T20I format. While Sekhukhune is a very important bowler for South Africa and has been a consistent performer for them.
On the other hand, Ecclestone has also been a wicket-taker per excellence. In 30 matches she has bagged 42 wickets at an average of 17.
Khaka also has a good record in this format. She has bagged 24 wickets in 25 matches and looked in good rhythm during the warm-up clashes.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Heather Knight will be the captain of the day while M Kapp will be the vice-captain for the day.
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SportsRush Small-League Dream XI Team
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.