Sri Lanka Women vs South Africa Women, 8th Match, Group A | SL-W vs SA-W WHO WILL WIN
The 8th match of the ongoing ICC Women's World Twenty20 will see Sri Lanka Women take on South Africa Women in a Group A encounter at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.
Both teams aim for a winning start as they look to punch above their weights
Both teams will look to kick-off the tournament with a victory after an indifferent build-up to the tournament where they proceeded to lose both of their practice matches convincingly.
South Africa have struggled for consistency in the shortest format of the game. Since the last World Twenty20 (India, 2016), they have won just a solitary series and have emerged victorious in just 7 of the last 15 T20Is.
They'll, however, take confidence from the fact that two of those wins came against the defending champions in the Caribbean where they recovered from being 0-2 down to level the series 2-2.
SL-W vs SA-W Head-to-Head
Won by SA-W:- 5
Won by SL-W:- 3
Skipper Dan van Niekirk, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus and the outrageously talented Laura Wolvaardt will be key to their batting fortunes on the slow and sluggish pitches of the Caribbean while Marizanne Kapp, Tumi Sekhukhune and the seasoned campaigner in Shabnim Ismail will spearhead the bowling unit.
Sri Lanka Women, like their opponents, come into the tournament after a 0-4 drubbing against India and defeats in both of their practise games. Part of Sri Lanka's problem has been their batting prowess which depends heavily on Chamari Athapaththu and Hasini Perera, and if they are to spring a surprise in the tournament, the aforementioned names will have to take up the responsibility of leading the batting unit.
South Africa will start as favourites but Sri Lanka can spring a surprise as they did in the last edition where Chamari Athapaththu (52) and Udeshika Prabodhani (2-13) steered the island nation to a 10-wicket win.
Venue:- Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Match Timing:- Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 05:30 AM IST
SL-W vs SA-W Recent Form
South Africa Women:- WWLLL
Sri Lanka Women:- NRLLNR
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SL-W vs SA-W Team News
South Africa's off-spinner Raisibe Ntozakhe has been withdrawn from the squad after her action was reported last month while Sarrah Smith misses out due to proximal phalanx basal fracture.
Yolani Fourie and Moseline Daniels will replace the duo.
Wicket-keeper – Lizelle Lee has been the bedrock of South Africa's batting unit for a considerable period of time. With her opening the batting, she is ideal to pick in your Dream11 side.
Batswomen – Laura Wolvaardt (212 runs at 70.67) and Chloe Tyron (142 runs at a strike-rate of 110.94) had a great outing in the recently concluded Windies tour. Their experience of tackling slow and sluggish pitches of the Caribbean will be vital for the Proteas, along with seasoned campaigner in Mignon du Preez. From Sri Lanka, you may opt for Nilakshi de Silva and Yasoda Mendis.
All-rounders – Marizanne Kapp claimed eight wickets against the Windies while Dan van Niekirk averaged 70.67 with the bat, scoring 212 runs in four matches. From Sri Lanka, you can go for Chamari Athapaththu.
Bowlers – Shabnim Ismail claimed two wickets in the practice against Australia while Masabata Klaas and Tumi Sekhukune claimed one apiece against Pakistan. From Sri Lanka, you can opt for Udeshika Prabodhani (1-8 vs New Zealand) and Sripali Weerakkody.
Captain/Vice-Captain Pics:– Lizzelle Lee, Chamari Athapaththu, Dan van Niekirk, Yasoda Mendis.
SL-W vs SA-W Dream11 Team
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