The 16th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between New Zealand and South Africa on March 17 at Seddon Park in Hamilton. While New Zealand have won two out of their four matches, South Africa have won all their three matches in the tournament so far.
Head to Head
New Zealand and South Africa have played 16 ODIs against each other, out of which New Zealand have won 11 and South Africa have won five.
New Zealand: Sophie Devine (captain), Amy Satterthwaite (vice-captain), Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Amelia Kerr, Frances Mackay, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
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 vice-captain of New Zealand top-scored for the White Ferns in her last outing against Australia. She mustered 44 runs off 67 balls, including five boundaries to lead the run chase. Apart from her batting, she can roll her arm over to bowl right arm off-spin.
The star right-arm medium pace bowler of New Zealand was the pick of the bowlers in her last outing against Australia. She scalped 3-53 in her nine overs and bowled well in the middle and death overs.
This right-handed opening batter of South Africa has looked good in her World Cup campaign so far. In her last match against England, she top-scored with a 101-ball 77 to lead the run chase from the front. She has scored 193 runs in three matches, which is the third-highest overall and highest for South Africa.
This star all-rounder of South Africa made incredible contributions with both bat and ball in her last match against England. With the ball, she struck with 5-45 in 10 overs, including one maiden, which is her career-best bowling figure to date. Later with the bat, she chipped in with a useful 42-ball 32 in the middle order.
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 all the four matches that have been played here so far. The average first innings score here in this edition of the World Cup has been 280 and the average second innings score has been 221.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny. The average temperature will be around 27 degrees Celsius, with just two percent chance of precipitation and 35 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the south.
Fantasy playing XI
Katey Martin, Amy Satterthwaite, Laura Wolvaardt, Maddy Green, Marizanne Kapp, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Sophie Devine, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klass, Shabnim Ismail
Date: March 17, 2022
Time: 6.30am IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Live streaming: Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar
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