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South Africa Women vs Pakistan Women

15th Match, Group B, ICC Women's T20 World Cup at Sydney, Mar 1 2020
South Africa Women 136/6
Pakistan Women 119/5 (20 ov)
SA Women won by 17 runs
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South Africa Women vs Pakistan Women T20 World Cup 2020

South Africa Women vs Pakistan Women
T20 World Cup Match Prediction

The face-off between Pakistan and South Africa will be the 15th match of ICC Women’s T20 world cup and the 7th match of Group B. It will be the 3rd match for both teams in the tournament. The match will be held on 1st March (9.30 am IST onwards) at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney.

Players to watch out for and why

The Pakistani batting side struggles with consistency. Only Javeria Khan has been able to reliably perform in each match so far and would be the one to watch out. Skipper Bismah Maroof offers some support in the batting line-up, but her performance fluctuates. Allrounder Nida Dar is another one to watch out, though she has been more dependable with the bowl than the bat so far. On the bowling front, Aiman Anwer has been the most lethal bowler in the team, plucking 5 wickets in the last 2 matches. In the probable absence of Anam Amin, Pakistani bowling attack would look towards Diana Baig for support.

The South African batting line-up also faces the same issue of consistency. Skipper van Niekerk had been great in the earlier matches but got out cheap in the last match against Thailand. Still, the allrounder skipper is the most dependable player on the South African team. The last match also saw two amazing innings – Lizelle Lee (101) and Sunē Luus (61*). It would be interesting to see if the two could maintain this form against Pakistan. On the bowling side, Shabnam Ismail and Ayabonga Khaka are their two strongest pillars. With the 3-wicket spell in the last match, Luus is also a bowler to watch out.

Who will win and why

When it comes to previous showdowns, things are quite even between Pakistan and South Africa. The two teams have faced each other in 14 matches, with Pak winning six and SA winning eight. In the ICC T20 world cup, Pakistan has never made it beyond the group stage, while South Africa has only made it past once. Even in the ICC T20 rankings, things are quite even – Pakistan ranks 7th, while South Africa ranks 6th.

However, when we look at the current tournament, the picture becomes a bit clearer. Pakistan has won and lost one match each, while SA has won both of its matches. Both the teams have played against England (a very strong contender), where South Africa emerged victorious, while Pakistan faced a terrible defeat.

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South Africa to win

South Africa Women vs Pakistan Women
T20 World Cup Statistics

The two teams most recently met during the 2019 West Indies tour of Pakistan and UAE. The series was tied 1-1, with the third match resulting in a tie. However, statistically, West Indies emerges as a much stronger team. In the 12 matches the two teams played against each other, Pakistan could only manage victory in two (however, three matches ended in a tie).

New Zealand Pakistan
Ayabonga KhakaBismah Maroofc
Chloe TryonMuneeba Ali
Dane Van NiekerkAnam Amin
Laura WolvaardtAiman Anwer
Lizelle LeeSyeda Aroob Shah
Marizanne KappDiana Baig
Masabata KlaasNida Dar
Mignon Du PreezSadia Iqbal
Nadine De KlerkIram Javed
Nondumiso ShangaseJaveria Khan
Nonkululeko MlabaAyesha Naseem
Shabnim IsmailSidra Nawaz
Sune LuusAliya Riaz
Trisha ChettyFatima Sana
Tumi SekhukhuneOmaima Sohail
Batsmen Recent FormTeamMATRunsAverageSR
Javeria KhanPAK-W1025328.11104.11
Bismah MaroofPAK-W1029637104.22
Lizelle LeeSA-W927630.66131.42
Dane van NiekerkSA-W51252594.69
Bowlers Recent FormTeamMATWicketsEcoSR
Anam AminPAK-W796.0718.6
Nida DarPAK-W6107.7613.9
Ayabonga KhakaSA-W9106.3818.7
Sune LuusSA-W876.6114

 

PAK-W125/5lost to127/1SA-W23/05/19Pakistan Women tour of South Africa 2019
PAK-W172/5lost to174/6SA-W22/05/19Pakistan Women tour of South Africa 2019
PAK-W139/6beat138/3SA-W19/05/19Pakistan Women tour of South Africa 2019
PAK-W128/5lost to129/2SA-W18/05/19Pakistan Women tour of South Africa 2019
PAK-W120/3beat119/7SA-W15/05/19Pakistan Women tour of South Africa 201

*Match Prediction are the total odds from all major online sports books expressed as a %.

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