South Africa Women vs New Zealand Women 3rd T20:
The South Africa Women’s cricket team is all set to take on the New Zealand Women’s team in the highly anticipated third T20 International of the five-match series. The first two games in the series were disrupted by rain, resulting in no results. However, cricket enthusiasts are hopeful that the weather will hold up for this crucial encounter. Let’s dive into the match preview, key statistics, and predictions for this exciting clash.
Team Members – South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Women:
- Anneke Bosch (Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Medium Bowler)
- Lara Goodall (Left-Handed Batsman)
- Laura Wolvaardt (Right-Handed Batsman, Captain)
- Tazmin Brits (Right-Handed Batsman)
- Chloe Tryon (Right-Handed Batsman, Left-Arm Leg Spin Bowler)
- Delmari Tucker (Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Off-Spin Bowler)
- Marizanne Kapp (Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Medium Bowler)
- Nadine de Klerk (Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Medium Bowler)
- Nondumiso Shangase (Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Off-Spin Bowler)
- Sune Luus (Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Leg Spin Bowler)
- Mieke De Ridder (Right-Handed Batsman)
- Sinalo Jafta (Right-Handed Batsman)
- Ayabonga Khaka (Right-Arm Medium Bowler)
- Masabata Klaas (Right-Arm Medium Bowler)
- Nonkululeko Mlaba (Left-Arm Leg Spin Bowler)
- Tumi Sekhukhune (Right-Arm Fast Medium Bowler)
- Brooke Halliday (Left-Handed Batsman)
- Georgia Plimmer (Right-Handed Batsman)
- Kate Anderson (Right-Handed Batsman)
- Maddy Green (Right-Handed Batsman)
- Amelia Kerr (Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Leg Spin Bowler)
- Bella Grace Armstrong (Right-Arm Medium Bowler)
- Sophie Devine (Captain, Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Medium Bowler)
- Suzie Bates (Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Medium Bowler)
- Bernadine Bezuidenhout (Right-Handed Batsman)
- Izzy Gaze (Right-Handed Batsman)
- Eden Carson (Right-Arm Off-Spin Bowler)
- Fran Jonas (Left-Arm Leg Spin Bowler)
- Hannah Rowe (Right-Arm Leg Spin Bowler)
- Jess Kerr (Right-Arm Medium Bowler)
- Lea Tahuhu (Right-Arm Medium Fast Bowler)
- Molly Penfold (Right-Arm Medium Bowler)
The players of both South Africa and New Zealand teams are experienced players with good performances. This is a series of five matches and now the third match is going to happen. So let us get into the details of the third match of the series.
- Match: South Africa Women vs New Zealand Women, 3rd T20I
- Date: 10th October 2023
- Time: 09:30 PM IST
- Venue: Buffalo Park, East London
Previous Encounters Of Both Teams:
In the previous encounter between South Africa Women and New Zealand Women, both teams faced each other in the seventh match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup held in South Africa in 2023. Unfortunately, the match was abandoned due to unfavorable weather conditions. However, players like Chloe Tryon and Eden Carson showcased their potential, scoring high fantasy points for their respective teams.
Head-to-Head Records Of South Africa And New Zealand:
South Africa Women and New Zealand Women have faced each other in a total of 14 matches. Unfortunately, South Africa Women have struggled against their New Zealand counterparts, with New Zealand emerging as the dominant force. This trend is expected to continue in the upcoming clash.
Match Venue And Pitch Report:
The match will be held at Buffalo Park in East London, which is known for its balanced pitch conditions. The average first innings score at this venue in the last seven matches has been 118 runs. The pitch offers good assistance to both batsmen and bowlers, making it an ideal playing surface. Spinners tend to play a crucial role as the game progresses, so teams may want to consider including spinners in their lineup.
The weather forecast for the match predicts a temperature of around 17.43 °C with a humidity of 86%. Winds are expected to blow at a speed of 7.67 m/s. The match is likely to witness cloudy weather, which may aid the pacers with some movement. However, there is a possibility of light rain, which could affect the playing conditions. The previous matches of the series were not held because of the rainy weather. The first match was stopped without even tossing for the game. Coming to the second match New Zealand women players batted and made a score of 111 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. The South African women players couldn’t play because of the rain.
Key Players To Watch:
South Africa Women:
- Tazmin Brits: With a consistent performance in the last few matches, Tazmin Brits has emerged as a top-order opening right-handed batter. She has scored runs consistently, averaging 44 runs per match in the recent games.
- Laura Wolvaardt: Laura Wolvaardt, another top-order batter, has showcased her skills with the bat. She has been in excellent form, scoring runs consistently with an average of 42.2 runs per match.
New Zealand Women:
- Sophie Devine: Sophie Devine, the all-rounder, has been in outstanding form with both bat and ball. She has scored 253 runs in the last five matches, averaging 50.6 runs per match. Additionally, she has taken wickets at crucial moments, making her a player to watch out for.
- Amelia Kerr: Amelia Kerr, another talented all-rounder, has been a consistent performer for New Zealand Women. She has scored 127 runs and taken 10 wickets in the last five matches, showcasing her versatility.
The third T20 International between South Africa Women and New Zealand Women promises to be an exciting contest, despite the weather challenges faced in the previous matches. With key players showcasing their skills and the pitch conditions favoring both batsmen and bowlers, this match is expected to be closely fought. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top in this crucial encounter. Let us hope both the teams perform up to their mark and the best performers will win the match.