Match Prediction Updates: Australia will play South Africa in the Women’s T20 World Cup final at Newlands in Cape Town. South Africa’s first final.
Sune Luus led the hosts to a thrilling semi-final win over England Women with the bowlers coming back. Australia bowled first and limited South Africa Women to 124 runs in their final match.
Since then, the openers have scored two fifties in two games for South Africa Women. South Africa relies on Wolvaardt and Brits in the final.
South Africa needs their form in Cape Town to score well. Both teams’ batters can take advantage of Newlands’ good batting deck. Australia Women seek their 4th consecutive T20 World Cup win, promising a thrilling match.
Meg Lanning would feel relieved after her bowlers stopped India Women in the semi-final. Darcie Brown’s run-out and breakthroughs put Australia ahead.
Australia’s first tournament match at Newlands. The Aussies played most of their games in Gqeberha, a bowling-friendly surface, before the semi-final.
Their bowlers will be more prepared for the final after seeing Newlands’ pitch. The opposition openers have scored two successive fifties here. Last match, Jess Jonassen and Darcie Brown played well. Aussies need top bowler Megan Schutt to return and strike early with the new ball.
The Proteas lack India’s late middle order. Top-3 players have big impact. Australian new-ball bowlers will dominate if they strike early. Ashleigh Gardner and Talia McGrath are reliable middle batters for Australia, with Healey and Mooney. All-rounders are their strength. After Australia fell 3-40 in 7 overs against South Africa in the group stage, McGrath spearheaded the recovery.
South Africa Women Match Prediction Updates
They were underdogs. 4 points from 2 wins ended their group round. They qualified for the semis due to a greater NRR than the third-placed New Zealand Women.
They’ve made their mark in the knockouts. South Africa Women’s semi-final momentum came from their 10-wicket win over Bangladesh. It was the perfect start for the hosts in a crucial semi-final. Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, and Marizanne Kapp will lead this batting order again.
Expecting the openers to score their third consecutive fifty is too much. Even if they don’t get a fifty, they’ll give South Africa a terrific start and Kapp will keep scoring with her striking. Sune Luus has struggled to score. She must become a Proteas finisher in the bottom middle order. Shabnim Ismail and Ayabonga Khaka thwarted England’s run chase. They and Nadine de Klerk will be bowling threats.
South Africa Women
Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Heather Knight (c), Amy Jones (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Charlotte Dean, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell
Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown.
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South Africa will win.