Match 2: West Indies v South Africa | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The second match of the Women’s T20I tri-series, which features India, South Africa, and the West Indies, will be played on January 21 between West Indies and South Africa at Buffalo Park in East London, South Africa. The game will begin at 6.30 PM IST (3 PM LOCAL).

 

Match 2: West Indies v South Africa | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 2: West Indies v South Africa | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

 

It will be West Indies’ first game of the series, while South Africa will feature in their second, having lost to India by 27 runs in the series opener.

Head-to-Head

West Indies and South Africa have played 20 T20Is against each other, out of which West Indies have won 14, South Africa have won five, and one match did not produce a result.

Squads

West Indies: Hayley Matthews (c), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Cherry Ann Fraser, Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams

South Africa:  Suné Luus (c), Chloé Tryon (vc), Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Annerie Dercksen, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Tebogo Macheke, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Delmi Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt

Players to watch

Hayley Matthews: 

The captain of West Indies is a star all-rounder. She is a right-handed opening batter and right-arm off-spinner. In her 74 T20Is, she has muscled 1326 runs, including six half-centuries and a century. She has also scalped 72 wickets, including three four-wicket hauls.

Stafanie Taylor: 

The former captain of West Indies has a wealth of experience, having played 111 T20Is. She is a prolific right-handed batter with 3121 runs, including 21 half-centuries. She can also offer bowling services with her off-spin and has 98 T20I wickets.

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Sune Luus: 

The captain of South Africa top-scored for her side in the last match against India. The right-handed middle-order batter mustered 29 off 30, including three boundaries. She also rolled her arm over to bowl a couple of overs of leg spin and conceded 15 runs.

Nonkululeko Mlaba: 

The wily left-arm spinner of South Africa opened the bowling with Marizanne Kapp in her last outing against India. She was the most successful bowler for her side, claiming 15/2 in three overs. Besides being the most successful bowler, she was the most economical one.

Pitch

It will be the second game of the tournament at this venue. The last fixture saw 267 runs being scored. 15 wickets fell in the process. The wicket seems to be on the slower side, making it difficult for the batters to hit through the line. Spinners were more successful than their fast-bowling counterparts.

Weather

The weather is expected to be partly sunny and uncomfortably humid. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 28 degrees Celsius. There will be a 67 percent cloud cover and an 11 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.

Fantasy Playing XI

Rashada Williams, Sune Luus, Laura Wolvaardt, Chedean Nation, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Ayabonga Khaka, Afy Fletcher

Match details

Date: January 21, 2023

Time: 6.30 PM IST (3 PM LOCAL)

Venue: Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa

Live streaming: Star Sports Network & Hotstar

I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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