The 23rd match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between South Africa and West Indies on March 24 at Basin Reserve in Wellington. While South Africa have won four out of their five matches in this World Cup so far, West Indies have won three out of their six matches in the tournament to date.
Head to Head
South Africa and West Indies have played 32 ODIs against each other, out of which South Africa have won 16, West Indies have won 10, three matches ended in a tie and three matches did not produce results.
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.
West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed (Vice Captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
Players to watch out for
This prolific opening batter of South Africa has registered four consecutive half-centuries in this World Cup so far. She has been in incredible form and almost single-handedly shouldered the batting responsibility of the Proteas.
This South African all-rounder has been a match winner, thanks to her ability to contribute with both bat and ball. She is a solid middle order batter and can play the role of a finisher. With the ball, she opens the bowling with Shabnim Ismail and has been very effective. She is the only player to scalp a five-wicket haul in this World Cup so far.
The West Indian all-rounder has been the leading run getter and highest wicket-taker for the team in this World Cup so far. Playing their last match of the league which is a must win for West Indies, the team will want this all-rounder to fire on all cylinders.
This seasoned all-rounder of West Indies is a right handed opening batter and an occasional right arm seamer. She is a hard hitting batter and has the ability to take the game away from the opposition in no time. She has made useful contributions with bat and ball in this tournament so far and her team will want her to continue doing so.
This will be the fourth match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. Teams batting first have won one match, while the teams batting second have won two matches here. The average first innings score is 224 and the average second innings score is 177. Despite the relatively lower average scores, the wicket is good for batting. Seam bowlers have enjoyed bowling here.
The weather is expected to be cloudy with the sun trying to make its way. The average temperature will be around 21 degrees Celsius, with 25 percent chance of precipitation and 80 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the east.
Fantasy playing XI
Shemaine Campbelle, Laura Wolvaardt, Deandra Dottin, Chedean Nation, Hayley Matthews, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Afy Fletcher
Date: March 24, 2022
Time: 3.30am IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Live streaming: Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar
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