SAW Vs AUW Dream 11 Prediction: Unbeaten and rampant, Group B leaders South Africa face their staunchest test of the tournament today.
For South Africa, the group stages of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup couldn’t have transpired in any more sublime fashion. The only side in the group to emerge from it undefeated with the three successive wins, the country laid down a marker as they topped the group with 7 points in their kitty.
Their final group stage tie against West Indies was truncated owing to inclement weather but the side come into this clash having tasted consummate success against Pakistan prior to that. The 17 run win as they defended their 136 runs assured them of passage into today’s second semi-final of the competition.
While the group stages were nothing short of a bliss filled dream for the African country, they’ll be the first to admit that in Australia they are competing against entirely different pedigree today. After being stunned by India in the tournamnet opener, the Australians have been ruthless and relentless to win three matches in succession and showcase why they were touted as the outright favourites for the glistening trophy.
The conditions prevelant for this encounter will favour the home side. South Africa have been conventionally known to falter and all apart on spinning tracks and on a wicket where each run will be equivalent to gold, Australia’s repertoire in the batting unit will guide the side to the showpiece summit clash.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Rain continues to remain a throbbing and excruciating headache on the day with their set to be widespread rainfall all across match. The likelihood of this tie being curtailed altogether is an extremely high one with heavy, dark clouds ominously looming over the track.
Rain will lead the side winning the toss opting to field first today on a surface which will completely play out in favour of the bowlers.
Probable Playing 11
Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk (C), Marizanne Kapp, Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (WK), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachel Haynes, Delissa Kimmince, Nicola Carey, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
Match: South Africa Vs Australia Women Second Semi-Final
Date And Time: 5th March, Thursday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Telecast: Star Sports 2/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus, Ayabonga Khaka
- Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Delissa Kimmince, Nicola Carey, Megan Schutt
With 143 runs in the tournamnet, Australia’s opener Alyssa Healy will be our pick in this docket of our side. The player has hit form at the appropriate time much to the side’s relief with her ability to cream the ball to the fence coming to the fore.
Australia’s leading scorer in the compettion with a staggering 167 runs after scoring 60 runs in the previous encounter, the side’s second opener, Beth Mooney also earns a place in our side. She’s partnered up with Ashleigh Gardner not only owing to the 20 runs she scored the last time around but her ability to pile on the runs on any surface.
From South Africa meanwhile we’ll be venturing in with Sune Luus owing to her dual nature as a player. Her ability to crunch the ball to all parts of the park along with send down a wicket to wicket line and length with the ball make her a must have option for the encounter.
All across the life of their sojourn in the campaign, if there has been one name South Africa have had to thank for their rapturous form, it’s been the side’s captain. Dan van Niekerk has spearheaded their unbeaten spree with the all-rounder not only laying down the foundation with the bat in the opening slot but scraping wickets as well.
After scoring 31 runs in the previous encounter, Marizanne Kapp comes in as well from the side while the home unit will be represented by the guile filled Jess Jonassen.
With rain set to lash the surface incessantly, the new ball overs will get the ball to frisk around in their hands. South Africa’s quicks and new ball partnership of Shabnim Ismail who has five wickets in the competion and Nonkululeko Mlaba will flourish in these conditions, ones where they’ll make for a treacherous viewing.
From Australia meanwhile, their leading wicket taker with 6 wickets, three of which came the last time itself, Megan Schutt throws opens the set of picks from the side. Nicola Carey joins her up to wrap up our set of picks for today’s upcoming contest.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Australia Bat First: With this set to be shortened affair, Healy’s ability to capitalise on the powerplay overs see us make her our captain while Dane is our vice-captain.
South Africa Bat First: Dane represents us as our captain while Mooney is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Healy, Mooney, Luus, Gardner, Jonassen, Dane, Kapp, Schutt, Ismail, Carey, Mlaba
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
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.