South Africa Women vs Australia Women SF 2, WT20 World Cup 2020 Match Prediction
South Africa have topped their group standings and are now all set to clash with Australia in the semi-final of the Women's T20 World Cup 2020. The match will be played on March 5 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 7 PM local time.
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The weather forecast for this game does not look good at all with over 80% chance of heavy showers between 4 PM and 10 PM. So there is a big possibility of a washout or the match being truncated. Temperatures are likely to hover around 22-23 degrees Celsius.
The SCG generally offers good batting pitches, but looking at the weather forecast for Thursday, it seems there will be plenty of moisture inside the surface and that should help the seamers. So expect some swing and seam with the new ball.
At this ground, teams have won while chasing more often than bating first in the T20 format. And also since there could be plenty of rain interruptions during the game, the toss-winning captain will probably opt to bowl first here.
Read on for team previews, latest odds, betting tips and match prediction for South Africa Women vs Australia Women Semi Final 2, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020....
SA Women Team News & Playing 11
SAW Team News
Star all-rounder Marizanne Kapp featured in the game against Pakistan after recovering from her illness. She, however, missed the training session on the eve of this Women's T20 World Cup semi-final clash and that might concern the South African camp regarding her availability for this crucial game. So unless Kapp is declared unfit on Thursday morning, the Proteas are unlikely to consider making any changes to their winning combination.
SAW Key Players
Lizelle Lee: She is one of the top ten batters of this Women's T20 World Cup having scored 109 runs at a strike-rate of 143.42. The opener had cracked a century in last week's encounter against Thailand.
Dane van Niekerk: She is a vital cog in this South African line-up. The all-rounder had scored 46 in the opening game against England and has picked four wickets in the tournament at an economy of 4.54.
Shabnim Ismail: The fast bowler will be the main threat in this bowling attack. Ismail has been the team's top performer with the ball having taken five wickets at an impressive economy of 4.56.
SAW Team Form
South Africa have now won four out of the seven T20 internationals they have played so far this year. They are the only other team besides India to have remained undefeated till the semi-finals. The Proteas Women have finished at the top of the Group B points table after winning their first three fixtures - they beat England by six wickets in their opening match before securing 113-run and 17-run victories over Thailand and Pakistan respectively. South Africa had to share points with the West Indies in their previous encounter which was abandoned due to rain.
SA Women Predicted Playing 11
Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk (c), Marizanne Kapp, Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
AUS Women Team News & Playing 11
AUSW Team News
Australia have been hit by a serious blow in the form of injury to ace player Ellyse Perry. The all-rounder sustained a high-grade hamstring injury while fielding in the last match against New Zealand and has therefore been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. Delissa Kimmince and Sophie Molineux are the likely candidates to replace Perry in the starting eleven. It also remains to be seen whether captain Meg Lanning will promote herself ahead of Ashleigh Gardner again.
AUSW Key Players
Beth Mooney: The left-handed opener is Australia's leading run-getter in the tournament with 153 runs at an average of 51. She blitzed an unbeaten 81 against Bangladesh and is coming off a 50-ball 60 against New Zealand.
Alyssa Healy: Mooney's opening partner too has shone with the bat in this Women's World T20. Healy is having a strike-rate of 144.44 and has hit a couple of half-centuries in the tournament.
Megan Schutt: She is among the tournament’s top five bowlers having snared seven wickets in four matches. The fast bowler has picked up a three-wicket haul in the last two matches - 3/21 against Bangladesh and 3/28 against New Zealand.
AUSW Team Form
Australia have been showing impressive form in the game's twenty-over format and they have now won five of their last six matches. They have finished second on the Group A leaderboard with three wins and a loss from four matches. They began their T20 World Cup campaign on a losing note as they went down to India by 17 runs before making a strong comeback in the tournament with three successive wins - against Sri Lanka (5 wickets), Bangladesh (86 runs) and New Zealand (4 runs).
AUS Women Predicted Playing 11
Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux/Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt
SA Women vs AUS Women Head to Head
Australia Women have a 100% win record against South Africa; the two countries have faced each other four times in the shortest format with the former having won on all four occasions.
The Aussies registered a six-wicket win when they last met the Proteas - at the 2016 Women's T20 World Cup in Nagpur, India. Opting to bat first, South Africa managed only 102 in their innings before Australia cruised to their target with nine balls to spare.
This will be the first time that these two teams will be playing a T20I against each other at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
SAW vs AUSW Head to Head Stats
SA Women vs AUS Women Betting Odds
Australia are favorites to win this semi-final game of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 at 1.30 with Betway, 1.28 with Bet365 and 1.22 with 10CRIC. South Africa begin as the bookmakers' underdogs and they have been priced at 3.25 on Betway, 3.75 on Bet365 and 3.55 on 10CRIC.
SA Bet365 Odds
- SA to Win the Match: South Africa Women are underdogs at odds of 3.75 with Bet365 to beat Australia Women.
- SA batter to score a fifty: Dane van Niekerk is 5 with Bet365 to smash a fifty in this match while her opening partner Lizelle Lee is 5.50.
AUS Bet365 Odds
- AUS to Win the Match: Australia Women are favorites at odds of 1.28 with Bet365 to beat South Africa Women.
- AUS batter to score a fifty: Alyssa Healy is 3.50 with Bet365 to make a 50+ score against South Africa while Beth Mooney is 3.75.
SA Betway Odds
- SA to Win the Match: South Africa Women are 3.25 underdogs with Betway to win this semi-final match.
- SA highest opening partnership: South Africa are 2.30 with Betway to produce the highest opening partnership of the match.
AUS Betway Odds
- AUS to Win the Match: Australia Women are 1.30 favorites with Betway to win this match.
- AUS highest opening partnership: Australia are 1.57 with Betway to produce the highest opening partnership of the match.
SA 10CRIC Odds
- SA to Win the Match: South Africa are outsiders at 3.55 with 10CRIC to win the Women’s World T20 semi-final.
- SA top batsman: Dane van Niekerk is 3.50 with 10CRIC to score the most runs for South Africa in this match. Marizanne Kapp is 375 while Mignon du Preez is up at 6.
- SA top bowler: Fast bowler Shabnim Ismail is 3.50 with 10CRIC to be the best South African bowler on Thursday. Ayabonga Khaka is 4 while Sune Luus has been priced at 5.
AUS 10CRIC Odds
- AUS to Win the Match: Australia Women are 1.22 favorites with 10CRIC to win the Women’s World T20 semi-final.
- AUS top batsman: 10CRIC is offering odds of 2.75 on Alyssa Healy to be Australia's best batter in this match. Meg Lanning is 3.75 while Rachael Haynes is 8 with the bookmaker.
- AUS top bowler: Megan Schutt is 3.25 with 10CRIC to grab the best bowling figures for Australia while Georgia Wareham has been priced at 6.
🏆 SA Women vs AUS Women Prediction
South Africa will be taking plenty of confidence with them into this semi-final after having finished as group leaders. Their form is looking top-notch at the moment and they are yet to be beaten in this tournament. Australia will miss the services of Ellyse Perry and that will be a huge blow for them. But they still have plenty of firepower in the tank to topple the Proteas. The home team has a pristine record against their opponents and are favorites to book a place in the final.