The fifth match of the CSA Women’s T20 Super League will be played between Thistles and South Africa Women’s U19 on December 13 at Newlands in Cape Town. The game will begin at 5 PM IST (1.30 PM LOCAL).
Thistles will play their third game, with their first two matches being washed out. On the other hand, South Africa Women’s U19 will play their second, having lost their last game to Starlights by nine wickets.
Thistles: Andrie Steyn, Annerie Dercksen, Faye Tunnicliffe, Sunette Viljoen, Micheala Andrews, Nondumiso Shangase, Paulinah Mashishi, Tebogo Macheke (Wk), Verunissa Reddy (Wk), Alyssa Elxlebben, Eliz-Mari Marx, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune
South Africa Women’s U19: Karabo Meso, Simone Lourens, Elandri Janse Van Rensburg, Anica Swart, Jenna Evans, Refilwe Moncho, Miane Smit, Madison Landman, Monalisa Legodi, Ayanda Hlubi, Nthabiseng Nini
Players to watch
She is a former South African international, having played for the country between 2000 and 2002. She is a right-handed batter and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. She has a wealth of experience, having been around for more than a couple of decades in the game. She is a hardcore athlete, having represented South Africa in the same.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Thistles mustered 19 off 31 in her last outing against Coronations. She was the top-scorer for her side in that match which was abandoned after 20.3 overs were bowled. Besides her batting, she can be a handy right-arm medium-pace bowler.
The wicket-keeper-batter of South Africa Women’s U19 starred with the bat with an unbeaten 36 off 39 in her last outing against Starlights. Batting at number three, she muscled four boundaries. She came into bat in the seventh over and held the innings together.
She was the lone wicket-taker for South Africa Women’s U19 in the last fixture against Starlights. She accounted for 12/1 in two overs. Coming into bowl as the first change, she struck in the fourth over of the innings. She exhibited good control with the new ball.
It will be the fifth match of the tournament at this venue, with the fourth game being played early in the day. Out of the three games played here until December 12, 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
Karabo Meso, Andrie Steyn, Elandri Janse Van Rensburg, Sunette Viljoen, Faye Tunnicliffe, Kayla Reyneke, Micheala Andrews, Nondumiso Shangase, Ayanda Hlubi, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Refilwe Moncho
Date: December 13, 2022
Time: 5 PM IST (1.30 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Live score and commentary: Fan Code
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