Australia vs South Africa Prediction Women WT20 Group A Match Preview Who Will Win on Friday 18th March 2016. AUS vs RSA women world t20 match prediction tips, today toss prediction report, cricinfo ball by ball live score updates.
The sixth match of Women World Twenty20 will be played between Group A teams of Australia and South Africa on Friday. This match will live broadcast on Star Sports, Super Sports, Fox Sports and PTV Sports as match starts at 19:30 local (14:00 GMT | 19:00 PKT), live from Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur.
The defending champions, Australia Women, have lost four of their last six T20 Internationals played since January, and conceded series defeats at home to India and away to New Zealand. It has not been ideal preparation in their quest for what would be an incredible fourth consecutive Women’s World T20 title, but Meg Lanning, their captain, downplayed the results of the last three months.
South Africa Women, for their part, have registered some groundbreaking victories in the last few months. They hosted England and then West Indies, and gave a good account of themselves in both series. They came back from one game down to level the series against the English, registering their first ever T20I win against that opponent. Charlotte Edwards’s side won the series, but the confidence South Africa gained was evident in the next series against West Indies, whom they beat 2-1. That was also their first series win against West Indies.
Australia vs South Africa Prediction
South Africa women will win the toss choose to ball first but Australia will win the match. South Africa will be hoping to achieve another first tomorrow, because they have never beaten Australia before. In testament to how little international cricket the women play, the two sides have only played three T20Is in their history, and all three have been at Women’s World T20s.
In the last edition in Bangladesh, South Africa shocked New Zealand to enter the semifinal of the competition for the first time. They will looking to, at least, repeat that performance this time, but first will need to crack the Australia code. The legspin of Dane van Niekerk and 20-year-old Sune Luus is likely to be crucial for them on a turning wicket.
Australia Women T20 Team Squad: Meg Lanning (c), Alex Blackwell (vc), Kristen Beams, Lauren Cheatle, Sarah Coyte, Rene Farrell, Holly Ferling, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Erin Osborne, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani
South Africa Women T20 Team Squad: Mignon du Preez (c), Trisha Chetty, Laura Goodall, Moseline Daniels, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Dinesha Devnarain, Chloe Tyron, Sune Luus, Shabhim Ismail, Masabatha Klass, Ayabonga Khaka, Matshipi Marcia Letsoalo, Lizelle Lee, Yolani Fourie