Match Prediction Women's T20 World Cup 2020 Semi-Final 2 - South Africa v Australia
The Semi-Final 2 of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 between South Africa and Australia will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
South Africa have never beaten Australia in T20Is. Quite interestingly, the four matches between the two teams have all taken place in the Women's T20 World Cup exclusively and the Proteas have fallen short on each of the four occasions.
The last match between the two teams was played in the 2016 Women's T20 World Cup when Australia easily chased down South Africa's 103-run target to win by 6 wickets.
After their final league match against West Indies was washed out without a ball being bowled, South Africa received one more point to take their tally to 7 points, ending at the top of Group B.
Australia, on the other hand, have won all of their last three group matches since losing the opening fixture of the tournament against India by 17 runs.
Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy have been the top scorers for Australia and would like to hurt South Africa early. Megan Schutt was exceptional with her death bowling in the last game and would hold the key to the Aussie bowling along with left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen.
Lizelle Lee the top-scorer for South Africa with the best of 109 against Thailand. Right-arm medium-pacer Shabnim Ismail has picked the most wickets for the team till now.
Rain is likely in Sydney on Thursday and should that happen, South Africa will qualify for the final.
Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:
Australia - Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Georgia Wareham, Annabel Sutherland, Sophie Molineux, Megan Schutt
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
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Australia
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alyssa Healy (Australia), Dane van Niekerk (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Megan Schutt (Australia), Shabnim Ismail (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Alyssa Healy (Australia), Lizelle Lee (South Africa)
Player of the Match – Alyssa Healy
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 150+, South Africa 135+
Match Handicap Australia
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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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