- Rohit Singh | February 10, 2023 | 2:14 am
SA-W vs SL-W, 1st Match Preview
The 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup begins with hosts South Africa Women taking on Sri Lanka Women in Match 1 on Friday evening in Cape Town. South Africa Women beat India Women in the final of the Tri-Nation Series earlier this month. Sri Lanka Women’s last fixture was in the Women’s Asia Cup Final in October. After winning the Tri-Nation Series and as hosts of the competition, there is real belief in the South Africa Women’s squad. We expect them to get off to a winning start in this match. Sri Lanka Women exceeded expectations by reaching the Women’s Asia Cup Final last year but getting off to a winning start in this tournament would be an even bigger achievement.
SA-W vs SL-W, 1st Match Details
South Africa-W vs Sri Lanka-W – 1st Match
Venue: Newlands – Cape town
Date & Time: 10th February 2023 at 10:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
SA-W vs SL-W, 1st Match Pitch Report
Although there is good pace in this pitch, there is also some assistance for the quick and spin bowlers. A par score will be no higher than 155. The forecast is for clear skies throughout Friday evening in Cape Town. Expect the temperature to drop from 22 degrees to 19 degrees across the match.
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SA-W vs SL-W, 1st Match Probable Playing XIs:
South Africa-W Probable Playing XIs
Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (c), Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jaffa (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Sri Lanka-W Probable Playing XIs
Chamari Athapaththu (c), Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Malsha Shehani, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya
Topmost Picks for SA-W vs SL-W Dream11 Prediction, 1st Match:
Top Picks – South Africa-W
- Laura Wolvaardt – The right-handed opener has scored three international hundreds and 33 half-centuries over her career. She has been South Africa’s most consistent batter over the last 12 months.
- Nonkululeko Mlaba – The 22-year-old left-arm spinner has taken wickets from 13 of her last 16 appearances in this format. Her best figures are 3-22 in WT20Is.
Top Picks – Sri Lanka-W
- Chamari Athapaththu – The skipper appeared for Melbourne Renegades Women in the 2022 Women’s Big Bash League and hit 75 not out in one match.
- Inoka Ranaweera – The 36 year old slow left-arm spinner has taken wickets in each of her last nine international appearances and will enjoy bowling on this surface.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for SA-W vs SL-W Dream11 Team:
Anushka Sanjeewani, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Chamari Athapaththu(VC), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Marizanne Kapp(C), Nadine de Klerk, Inoka Ranaweera, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for SA-W vs SL-W Dream11 Team:
Anushka Sanjeewani, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Laura Wolvaardt(C), Sune Luus, Nilakshi de Silva, Chamari Athapaththu, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Marizanne Kapp, Inoka Ranaweera(VC), Shabnim Ismail, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Marizanne Kapp, Laura Wolvaardt
Vice-captain – Chamari Athapaththu, Inoka Ranaweera
Wicketkeeper – Anushka Sanjeewani
SA-W vs SL-W 1st Match Probable Winners:
Particularly in South African conditions, the South Africa Women line-up looks a lot stronger. Sri Lanka Women have good options in the spin department but South Africa Women’s batting line-up is much better. There is plenty of excitement across the cricketing world for the start of this tournament and we expect Sri Lanka Women to cause South Africa Women some problems with the ball in this game. However, there is far more depth and top level experience with both bat and ball in this South Africa Women’s side. Our prediction is for a victory for South Africa Women. Considering the team combination, South Africa-W is expected to win this match.