South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women: South Africa women lock horns against Sri Lanka women in the 1st match of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 at Newlands, Cape town on February 10th at 10:30 PM IST. Welcome to SA-W vs SL-W Dream11, Match Preview and Prediction.
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Host nation South Africa square off against Sri Lanka in the tournament opener. South Africa women are coming of a tri series win over India and West indies. South Africa defeated India women in the final by 5 wickets. India batting 1st scored 109 runs. Nonkululeko Mlaba picked up 2 wickets at an economy of 4.0. South Africa then chased down the target in 18 overs. Chole Tryon smashed 57 runs in 32 balls to guide South Africa to victory.
Proteas are a strong contenders on their home soil. Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Chole Tryon are the key batters for South Africa in the tournament. The experience of Marizanne Kapp, Nadine de Klerk in the middle order. Shabnim Ismail once again has to lead the South African bowling attack.
Sri Lanka women are coming off a 4 wicket loss against West Indies women in their 2nd warm-up match at Cape Town. They were bowled out for 107 runs. Vishmi Gunaratne scored 13 runs, Nilakshi de Silva scored 29 runs. Inoka Ranaweera, Kavisha Dilhari, M Shehani picked up a wicket each.
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Srilanka captain Chamari Athapaththu is the most experienced player in the Srilanka team. Her form has been a concern for the Sri Lankan team. She hasnt performed well in 2022. Much of the Sri Lankan batting depends on Athapaththu, Vishmi Gunaratne and Nilakshi de Silva. Kavisha Dilhari is a key player with bat in the middle order and her handy off-breaks in the middle overs are crucial. Inoka Ranaweera has been the standout bowler for Srilanka.
Tournament: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023
Match: South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women, Match 1
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Date & Time: Friday, February 10th @ 10:30 PM IST
The Pitch at Newlands, Cape Town is a balanced track . Bowlers get some assistance with the new bowl as the game progresses the ball comes on the bat much better. Team batting second find it easy to bat than batting 1st. In the 21 T20I matches played at this venue. Team batting 1st won 6 times, while team batting 2nd won 15 times. Average 1st innings score on this track is 157.
SA-W vs SL-W H2H Record
Matches Played: 13
South Africa Women Won: 10
Sri Lanka Women Won: 3
SA-W vs SL-W Probable Playing XI
South Africa Women ( SA-W): Tazmin Brits , Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus (c), Annerie Dercksen, Lara Goodall, Delmi Tucker (wk), Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Sri Lanka Women (SL-W): Chamari Athapaththu (c), Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Harshitha Madavi, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya, Malsha Shehani, Kavisha Dilhari, Vishmi Gunaratne.
SA-W vs SL-W Dream11 Prediction: Top Fantasy Picks
Chamari Athapaththu: Athapaththu is one of the leading run-scorers in T20I cricket. She has scored 2181 runs in 104 innings in the shortest format and has 32 wickets to her tally. She is one of the best picks in the clash against SA-W.
Marizanne Kapp: Kapp is one of the world’s best all-rounders. She has scored 1120 runs at a strike rate of 95.5 in 73 innings. Kapp has picked up 67 wickets in 88 matches at an economy of 5.47. Kapp is a solid pick and is a big match player. She is a captaincy pick in SA-W vs SL-W Dream11 team.
Laura Wolvaardt: Wolvaardt has evolved to be one of the best batters for South Africa in the shortest format. The right handed batsman has scored 849 runs in 43 innings striking at 109.8. She can score runs at a fast pace and is a top pick in the clash against SA-W vs SL-W.
SA-W vs SL-W Dream11 Prediction
SA-W vs SL-W Match Prediction, Betting Odds
Match prediction: We back South Africa women to win the match against Sri Lanka women in the first match of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.