PK-W vs SA-W Fifth T20 Best Dream 11 Team: With the stage set for the most completive clash of the series, expect both sides to spare no expense in the culminating content
South Africa Vs Pakistan Women Fifth T20 Best Dream 11 Team
We are in for an absolute cracker of a match today. Laying down an enthralling platform for the concluding encounter of the series, the fourth T20 on Wednessday was an enterprising thriller. With almost 350 runs scored on the day, South Africa served on our plate one of the highest ever successful run chase. It was an effort that brought forth some pure cricketing shots from the hosts, an exquisite display of clean hitting as they chased out 193 in the final over.
It was a must win encounter for South Africa and the hosts turned up in some style for it. With the surface at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni meted out in complete contrast to the sluggish, slow and low tracks that have been a feature of the ground, the batters from both the sides took full advantage of the pristine batting conditions.
Nida Dar’s 20 ball 5o became the second quickest half-century in the shortest format of the game taking Pakistan to 172-5. However, Lizelle Lee had the pinch perfect answer to her 75 with the opener scoring a wondrous innings of 60 in 31 balls. It gave the home side just the platform they needed with the rest of the middle-order coming up with more than useful cameos to take their side past the finishing line in what was expected to be an improbable ask.
And it was this humdinger that ensures that we are in for a jaffer when these two sides take on each other today. The standards of supreme and sublime cricketing abilities will be resonated with neither side giving anything away in what has been a battle between equals the four T20s.
For us, the identity of our Dream 11 side for the concluding encounter is hardly going to change from yesterday’s contest. With a momentous 345 points in the previous clash, one that saw 9 players from our side feature in the best side, we are going to repose faith in our set of players who took us to the echelon.
Wicket-Keeper for PK-W vs SA-W Dream 11
Throughout the series we have backed Sinalo Jafta for this spot and there’s no way we are going to revert from type for the closing encounter. The South African will be our wicket-keeper yet again and out 10 ball 14 was more than handy for us in adding the vital points to our side right before the match came to an end.
Batting Order for PK-W vs SA-W Dream 11
The first pick will be that of Lizelle Lee, a player who has impressed us humongously across the four matches. She’s the most dependable batter from both the sides, more than willing to show determination and resolve and wage a lone battle. With two player of the match awards in her kitty now, she’ll rise to the occasion come the culminating encounter and the stalwart straightaway goes through in our time.
Tazmin Brits found it tough to get going the previous time around, miscuing the ball way too oftenly but with Lizelle at the other end, she can take her time to get going. She’ll be our second pick from the home side.
Bismah Maroof is another player who has not exited our side for any match and with yet another 37 run innings the last time around, we are going to select her yet again. Imra Javed will complete the batting order from their side.
All-Rounders for PK-W vs SA-W Dream 11
When the series started, Kapp was the mainstay of a plethora of Dream 11 sides, such was considered her quissential importance to the side. However, she’s been edged out in the previous two matches and with South Africa winning in her absence, we expect them to retain the winning combination.
Her replacement Nadine de Klerk has fruitfully made the most of the opportunity accorded to her with flawless displays and we pick her yet again. The second pick from the side will be that of captain Sune Luus with us bidding farewell to Chloe Tyron. She’s still as good as ever with the bat but with the team management no longer believing in her with the ball, Luus offers the opportunity to give more points.
Bowlers for PK-W vs SA-W Dream 11
The last match was an absolute barrage of runs but with the average score while batting first at this venue being a lowly 87, we are going to opt for a 3 bowling unit. The deadly partnership of Moseline Daniels and Shabnim Ismail went for a collective 50 runs from their 8 overs with the 3 wickets in between them and we expect them to be epitomise their pristine bowling yet again with another tight performance.
From Pakistan Aliya Riaz will be in our side again. She’s majorly gone wayward with the ball but it’s her performances with the bat that see her into our side. With two important innings now, her high batting order could see her get another couple of good runs.
Captain And Vice-Captain for PK-W vs SA-W Dream 11
We are not going to turn away from Lizelle Lee this time around. She’ll captain our side with Nida Dar becoming the vice-captain.
We expect South Africa to do something which they failed to manage in the ODI and T20 series. They’ve over the course of the month failed to win two matches on the bounce but the exhilarating run chase will imbed massive confidence among their ranks. They showed immense fighting spirit to peel off one of the highest run chases in women’s cricket and the momentum they would have garnered from that will be momentous.
Expect South Africa to build on that and craft out yet another win which will see them clinch a well deserved series.
Lizelle Lee, Tazmin Brits, Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta, Shabnim Ismail, Moseline Daniels, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nondumiso Shangase
Javeria Khan, Omaima Sohail, Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar, Iram Javed, Aliya Riaz, Sana Mir, Sidra Nawaz, Kainat Imtiaz, Ramin Shamim, Nashra Sandhu
South Africa Vs Pakistan Women 5 Match T20 Series, Fifth T20
Date And Time: 21st May, Thursday- 4:30pm
Where To Watch: Cricket South Africa YouTube