The second match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Bangladesh and South Africa on March 5 at University Oval in Dunedin. Both the teams have two losses each in the warm-up fixtures that were played ahead of the World Cup.
Head to Head
Bangladesh and South Africa have played 17 matches against each other, out of which, South Africa have won 15 and Bangladesh have won two.
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (Captain), Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Fariha Trisna, Suraiya Azmim, Shanjida Akther Maghla
South Africa: Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon (vc), Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Maria Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Tumi Sekhukhune.
Players to watch out for
The senior right arm-off spinner is the third most successful bowler of Bangladesh in WODIs. She has 41 wickets in 36 innings at an average of 16.83 and an economy of 4.75. Apart from her bowling, she is more than a handy lower-middle-order bat. The right-handed batter has mustered 397 runs in 33 innings, including the one-half century.
The right arm leg spinner is the most successful bowler of Bangladesh in WODIs. The wily spinner has scalped 45 wickets in 41 innings, at an average of 24.26 and economy of 3.63. In addition to her bowling, she is known for her batting having struck 893 runs in 39 innings, including five half-centuries. She is also the highest run-getter in WODIs for Bangladesh.
The right-handed top-order batter has been in good form in the recent past. She had a good outing against the West Indies during the ODI series that was played in January this year. She scored 171 runs in four ODIs, including a match-winning century. She is an experienced campaigner with 2482 runs in 65 ODI innings, including 21 half-centuries and three centuries. She is the world number nine batter in women’s ODI cricket.
She is the bowling spearhead of South Africa. The right arm speedster is one of the best in the business. She is the world number five bowler in women’s ODI cricket. With 164 wickets in 114 ODI innings, she is the leading wicket-taker of South Africa. A good new ball bowler, she will open the bowling for the Proteas.
To date, only two women’s ODIs have been played at the University Oval in Dunedin. Teams batting second have won both the matches. The average first innings score is 206 and the average second innings score is 209. The highest total scored is 223 and the lowest is 192. From the past matches, the wicket seems to offer a good contest between bat and ball as neither of them have a complete dominance at this venue.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and nice. The average temperature will be around 21 degrees Celsius, with just three percent chance of precipitation and 34 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Nigar Sultana, Fargana Hoque, Laura Wolvaardt, Sharmin Akhter, Marizanne Kapp, Rumana Ahmed, Sune Luus, Salma Khatun, Ayabonga Khaka, Ritu Moni, Shabnim Ismail
Date: March 5, 2022
Time: 3.30am IST
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
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