The fourth match of the CSA Women’s T20 Super League will be played between Starlights and Coronations on December 13 at Newlands in Cape Town. The game will begin at 12.30 PM IST (9 AM LOCAL).
Starlights will play their third game. They won their first against South Africa Women’s U19 by nine wickets, and the second was abandoned without a ball being bowled. On the other hand, Coronations will play their second, with their first encounter being washed out after a total of 20.3 overs were bowled.
Starlights: Anneke Bosch, Izelle Cilliers, Mieke de Ridder, Tazmin Brits, Dane Van Niekerk, Delmi Tucker, Gandhi Jafta, Kgomotso Rapoo, Palesa Mapoo (Wk), Jane Winster, Khayakazi Mathe, Leah Jones, Masabata Klaas, Raisibe Ntozakhe
Coronations: Julia Hoal, Kirstie Thomson, Lara Goodall, Lizri de Villiers, Asakhe Nyovane, Nadine de Klerk, Sune Luus, Tabitha la Grange, Lerato Langa (Wk), Ayabonga Khaka, Jade De Figuerido, Nobulumko Baneti, Saarah Smith
Players to watch
The right-handed top-order batter of Starlights stitched a crucial 68-run partnership with Dane van Niekerk in the run chase against South Africa Women’s U19. She came into bat in the fourth over and put her head down to see her team home. She scored an undefeated 27 off 24, including four boundaries.
Dane van Niekerk:
The star South African all-rounder made valuable contributions with bat and ball for Starlights in the first match against South Africa Women’s U19. Opening the batting, the right-hander muscled an unbeaten 50 off 47, including nine boundaries. With the ball, the leg-spinner chipped in with 13/2 in three overs.
She is a right-handed opening batter of Coronations. Having played for South Africa between 2009 and 2011, she is an experienced cricketer at the domestic level. She will be required to get her team to a steady start and lay a solid foundation for the batters to follow. Besides her batting, she can be more than handy with the ball, as she bowls right-arm medium-pace.
The right-arm pace sensation of Coronations was one of the most successful bowlers for her team in the last match against Thistles. She opened the bowling and scalped 15/3 in four overs. She bowled well with the new ball and in the death overs. She was the most economical bowler for her side.
It will be the fourth match of the tournament at this venue. Out of the three games played here, the teams batting second have won one, with two matches not producing results due to rain. A high probability of rain will make the toss important. A thick cloud cover will assist the fast bowlers. Expect an exciting contest between bat and ball.
The weather is expected to be cloudy and humid, with a shower in spots. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 24 degrees Celsius. There will be a 100 percent cloud cover and a 40 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Palesa Mapoo, Izelle Cilliers, Anneke Bosch, Kirsty Thomson, Lara Goodall, Dane van Niekerk, Nadine de Klerk, Sune Luus, Jane Winster, Masabata Klass, Ayabonga Khaka
Date: December 13, 2022
Time: 12.30 PM IST (9 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Live score and commentary: Fan Code
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