Fantasy Cricket: Key Players for tomorrow’s clash – SA vs AUS | ENG vs NZ | SL-W vs PK-W

Updated on: Mar 29, 2018 6:16 pm IST

There are three matches scheduled to take place tomorrow. England will take on New Zealand at Hagley Oval in the 2nd test match, Sri Lanka women will face off Pakistan Women in the 2nd T20I scheduled to take place at Colombo, and South Africa and Australia will lock horns in the 4th and last test match at New Wanderers, Johannesburg tomorrow.

Here are the players who are expected to play a crucial role tomorrow –

ENG vs NZ –

The second test match between England and New Zealand starts tomorrow. The hosts have won the first test and would try to seize the series with another win to avenge the ODI series loss. Black Caps will be the favorites in tomorrow clash.

England looked handicapped in the first inning against the lethal pace attack of New Zealand. Trent Boult (10.4 – 32 – 6) and Tim Southee (10 – 25 – 4) bundled out England to just 98 sharing all the 10 wickets. They will have to charge again along with Neil Wagner who took 3 wickets in the second innings. In terms of putting runs on the scoreboard, all the eyes will be on skipper Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, and Ross Taylor. Both Williamson (102 off 220) and Nicholls (145* off 268) looked good with the bat and scored a century.

Mark Stoneman, skipper Joe Root, Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes will have to take charge with the bat for England. After failing miserably in the first inning, Mark Stoneman (55 runs), Root (51 runs) and Stokes (66 runs) showed some strength and scored half-centuries in the second innings. James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Craig Overton will have to lead with the ball. Anderson and Broad took 3 wickets each.


SL-W vs PK-W –

Sri Lanka Women and Pakistan Women will face each other tomorrow in the 2nd T20I. Pakistan Women clinched another win in the first T20 by 1 wicket.

Only the opener, Anushka Sanjeewani (61 off 58), all-rounder Nilakshi de Silva (35* off 34) and skipper Chamari Athapaththu (10 off 13) could contribute with the bat. No other batsman scored more than 10 runs. Chamari Athapaththu and Hasini Perera will have to contribute with the bat. In bowling, only Sugandika Kumari took 3 wickets with an economy of 5.75.

On the other hand, skipper Bismah Maroof (42 off 31) and Javeria Khan (52 off 36) were the only players to score in two digits. Pakistan’s batting also looked below par in the first game. In bowling, Diana Baig (4 – 18 – 2) and Sana Mir (4 – 25 – 2) will have to take the charge.


SA vs AUS –

South Africa and Australia will lock horns for the final time in the 4th and last test match scheduled to start tomorrow. SA leads the 4 matches series with 2-1.

Almost everyone is in-form in the Proteas squad. While Dean Elgar (141*) scored a century in the first inning, AB de Villiers (64 and 63) scored half-centuries in both the innings, Aiden Markram (84) and De Kock (65) and Vernon Philander (52*) were the run scorers in the second inning. In bowling, Kagiso Rabada (20.5 – 91 – 4) and Morne Morkel (21 – 87 – 4) were the heroes in the first inning. Morne Morkel took 9 wickets in two innings, Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj also played their parts well.

All the eyes will be on Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Usman Khwaja and Tim Paine for putting runs on the scoreboard in the absence of David Warner and Steven Smith. In bowling, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, and Josh Hazlewood will have to take the charge.


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