Match Prediction Women's T20 World Cup 2020 15th match - South Africa v Pakistan
The 15th match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 between South Africa and Pakistan will be played at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney.
Pakistan received a big setback in their last game against England when skipper Bismah Maroof, while trying a scoop shot against England's Katherine Brunt, broke her thumb and surgery will keep her out of the tournament. Javeria Khan will assume captaincy duties in Maroof's absence.
The team started on a positive note with an 8-wicket win against West Indies. However, as expected, they lost their next match against England by 42 runs. Aiman Anwer and Nida Dar were their most impressive bowlers against England while Aliya Riaz was among the runs.
The team would expect the likes of Muneeba Ali, Javeria Khan and Nida Dar to do the bulk of the scoring for them.
The women in green will face the women in green and golden i.e South Africa, who kicked off their campaign with a brilliant 6-wicket victory against England.
In their next game against Thailand as well, they romped home by a margin of 113 runs on the back of a century from opener Lizelle Lee. Shabnim Ismail and Sune Luus were their top bowlers and picked up the three wickets each.
Pakistan would need to win this match to remain in contention for the semi-final while a victory here would seal a semi-final berth for South Africa.
Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:
South Africa - Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk (c), Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Lizelle Lee, Ayabonga Khaka, Laura Wolvaardt, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Pakistan - Javeria Khan (c), Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Nida Dar, Iram Javed, Anam Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Aliya Riaz, Muneeba Ali, Aiman Anwer, Omaima Sohail
Who will win the toss? - South Africa
Who will win? – South Africa
Most runs – Dane van Niekerk (South Africa), Javeria Khan (Pakistan)
Most wickets – Shabnim Ismail (South Africa), Diana Baig (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Dane van Niekerk (South Africa), Nida Dar (Pakistan)
Player of the Match – Dane van Niekerk
Team Scores Batting first – South Africa 145+, Pakistan 120+
Match Handicap South Africa
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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