The 13th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Bangladesh and Pakistan on March 14 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. While England have lost both their matches so far in their World Cup campaign, South Africa have won both their matches in the tournament.
Head to Head
England and South Africa have played 38 ODIs against each other, out of which England have won 29, South Africa have won eight and one match did not produce a result.
England: Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Charlotte Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Natasha Farrant, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danielle Wyatt
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
This left arm spinner from England was the pick of the bowlers in her last match against West Indies as she struck with 3-20 in her 10 overs, including four maidens. She bowled well in the middle overs and provided her team with the necessary breakthroughs.
This right handed opening batter of England has had a good World Cup so far. In her last encounter against West Indies she top scored with 46 runs off 76 balls to lead the run chase from the front.
This right-handed opening batter of South Africa has looked good in her World Cup campaign so far. In her last match against Pakistan, she top scored with a 91-ball 75 and gave a solid start to her team.
This right arm pace sensation of South Africa won the player of the match in her last outing against Pakistan when she scalped 3-41 in her 9.5 overs. She successfully defended 10 runs in the last over of the match to steer her side to a thrilling win.
This will be the fifth match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. Teams batting first have won three matches, while team batting second has won just once so far at this venue. It is a good cricketing wicket as it offers an exciting contest between bat and ball.
The weather is expected to be mostly sunny and nice. The average temperature will be around 26 degrees Celsius, with nine percent chance of precipitation and 12 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the north-east.
Fantasy playing XI
Trisha Chetty, Laura Wolvaardt, Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Sophie Ecclestone
Date: March 14, 2022
Time: 6.30am IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Live streaming: Star Sports, Disney + 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.