Time: March 24, 3:30 AM IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Australia chased down 272 in 45.2 overs against South Africa this week at Wellington, but it was only possible because of their batting brilliance. The pitch otherwise has been helpful for the bowlers: there have been three scores below 135 in six innings.
Probable XI for South Africa: Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (c), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune
Probable XI for West Indies: Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Chedean Nation, Kycia Knight, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Aaliyah Alleyne, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
With 350 runs at 70, Laura Wolvaardt is the second-highest run-scorer of the tournament. Her consistency has been so incredible that her lowest score reads 41. Against West Indies, she has managed 467 runs at 42 including a hundred and three fifties.
There, for what it’s worth, is a bigger candidate for captaincy in fantasy cricket. Hayley Matthews has accumulated 310.5 fantasy points with her all-round skills: 226 runs, 10 wickets, 6 catches – the most in all three disciplines for her team.
Marizanne Kapp went wicketless for the first time, against Australia, in the tournament. She, nonetheless, made amends with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 30. Overall, she has scored 145 runs at 48 and taken 10 wickets at 20.
Deandra Dottin‘s 702 runs are the most between these teams, with the highest score of 150*. With the ball, she has a four- and five-wicket haul to her name.
Ayabonga Khaka averages a impressive 12.9 against West Indies. With 10 wickets at 21, she is the joint-highest wicket-taker for South Africa.
Better late than never that West Indies realised they needed to add a wrist-spinner to their game plan. Afy Fletcher has taken 3 for 29 and 1 for 23 with her legbreak in her last two games.
Shabnim Ismail takes wickets with both new and old ball. In the tournament, she has struck at 27.
Although Stafanie Taylor has not lived up to her standards, she has been a smart pick in fantasy sports. She has scored a fifty and bagged a three-for.
Lizelle Lee looked fluent against Australia. She combined her boundaries with clever running between the wickets. Against West Indies, she has three fifties in 11 games.
Shemaine Campbell likes to take her time, and once she is set, she translates her talent into effective performances. She has scored two fifties in five games.
Sune Luus has provided starts in all games, converting three of them into fifties. She, however, has been surprisingly ineffective with the ball.
South Africa have won 16 of 29 completed games against West Indies. In the World Cup, both teams have won two games each.
All in all, South Africa are high on confidence and have put up performances as a cohesive unit. Meanwhile, West Indies have pulled off two major upsets but have had a topsy-turvy journey.
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