South Africa’s Chole Tryon believes that the Proteas is playing Australia at the perfect time as their Semi-Finals match is confirmed against host team Australia in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.
Team South Africa has climbed up at the top of Group B charts as they took a point without playing the match against West Indies at Sydney Showground, as their match was abandoned due to rains.
South Africa have proved their capabilities in the previous matches by winning all the three they have played.
“There’s going to be a lot of emotion around the semi-final, it’s Australia’s home ground and we know there’s going to be a big crowd.
“We’ve just got to stay in our space. We want to play the world champions, and we’ve wanted to play them for a while now.
“To face them in a semi-final is probably the biggest game for us.”
Dane van Niekerk’s side has never beaten Australia in any form of the game, losing in all four of their Women’s T20 World Cup meetings and in 13 of their 15 ODI clashes.
On the other hand, for the West Indies the called off match was disappointing as it saw them beat only Thailand and lose to England and Pakistan.
Vice-captain Anisa Mohammed felt like the abandoned game was an opportunity missed as she stood in for injured Stafanie Taylor.
“It was disappointing to leave before the semi-finals and we would have liked to have played tonight to go home with a win,” she said.
“We’d like to have had the chance to prove ourselves and we’re playing South Africa in a couple of months, so we’d like to have gone into that competition with a win.
“There are some positives from the tournament – we fielded well and looked good as a bowling unit, going back we’re going to have to work on our batting.
“Players have to pick themselves up and as much as management can give advice, it’s up to the players to perform on the day.”
News Source: ICC Media Zone
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