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South Africa vs Sri Lanka Women World Cup T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

SA Women RSAW
SL Women SLW
126/9 (20)
129/4 (20)
Sri Lanka Women won by 3 runs

RSAW vs SLW Betting Tips

  • Laura Wolvaardt hit 65 against Pakistan Women in a warm up game and 42 not out at the end of last month against West Indies Women. She is well worth backing as South Africa Women’s highest run scorer in this opener. Nonkululeko Mlaba was in excellent form during the Tri-Nation Series and is our tip for South Africa Women’s top wicket taker against Sri Lanka Women.
  • Chamari Athapththu has a top score of 113 in this format and the skipper is our pick for Sri Lanka Women’s highest run scorer against South Africa Women. With the ball, Inoka Ranaweera has 68 wickets in this format at a strike-rate of 18.5. We expect her to be Sri Lanka Women’s top wicket taker in this match.
  • There will undoubtedly be nerves on both sides in the opening game of the tournament. We recommend backing Laura Wolvaardt to hit over 29.5 runs in this clash.

RSAW vs SLW Win Probability

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Our Prediction

South Africa Women are favorites to beat

SA-W vs SL-W T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Womens T20 World Cup 2023

The 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup begins with hosts South Africa Women taking on Sri Lanka Women in Match 1 on Friday evening in Cape Town. South Africa Women beat India Women in the final of the Tri-Nation Series earlier this month. Sri Lanka Women’s last fixture was in the Women’s Asia Cup Final in October. Read on as we preview this Group A game. The match gets underway at Newlands Cricket Ground at 19:00 local time.

After winning the Tri-Nation Series and as hosts of the competition, there is real belief in the South Africa Women’s squad. We expect them to get off to a winning start in this match.

Sri Lanka Women exceeded expectations by reaching the Women’s Asia Cup Final last year but getting off to a winning start in this tournament would be an even bigger achievement.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka Women T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports, SuperSport, Sky Sport Cricket, Gazi TV, PTV Sports, Fox Sports and ESPN+

Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go, SuperSport App and Hotstar.

SA-W vs SL-W Match Toss Prediction

The humidity levels will not increase a huge amount from the first to the second innings in this game. We predict both captains will want to judge the wicket whilst fielding first.

SA-W vs SL-W, Newlands Pitch Report

Although there is good pace in this pitch, there is also some assistance for the quick and spin bowlers. A par score will be no higher than 155.

Capetown Weather Report

The forecast is for clear skies throughout Friday evening in Cape Town. Expect the temperature to drop from 22 degrees to 19 degrees across the match.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for South Africa vs Sri Lanka Women, Womens T20 World Cup 2023

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SA Women Team News & Playing 11

SA-W Team News

All-rounder Marizanne Kapp is expected to return to the side after missing the final of the Tri-Nation Series due to compassionate leave. Kapp will strengthen the side in both the batting and bowling departments. There are no injuries reported in the squad ahead of the tournament.

SA-W Key Players

  • Laura Wolvaardt - The right-handed opener has scored three international hundreds and 33 half-centuries over her career. She has been South Africa’s most consistent batter over the last 12 months.
  • Chloe Tryon - The all-rounder took the Player of the Match Award after hitting 57 not out from 32 balls against India Women in East London last week.
  • Nonkululeko Mlaba - The 22 year old left-arm spinner has taken wickets from 13 of her last 16 appearances in this format. Her best figures are 3-22 in WT20Is.

SA-W Team Form

South Africa Women are unbeaten in their last four WT20Is and beat India Women in the Tri-Nation Series Final of their last match.

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SA Women Predicted Playing 11

Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (c), Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jaffa (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba

RSAW vs SLW Prediction
SA Women vs SL Women Match Prediction

SL Women Team News & Playing 11

SL-W Team News

Although they have never previously gone beyond the first round of a Women’s T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka Women will come into this game with high hopes after going all the way to the Women’s Asia Cup last year. There is plenty of experience across the squad.

SL-W Key Players

  • Chamari Athapaththu - The skipper appeared for Melbourne Renegades Women in the 2022 Women’s Big Bash League and hit 75 not out in one match.
  • Harshita Samarawickrama - The left-handed top order batter hit 56 not out in a warm-up game against Ireland Women in Stellenbosch earlier this month.
  • Inoka Ranaweera - The 36 year old slow left-arm spinner has taken wickets in each of her last nine international appearances and will enjoy bowling on this surface.

SL-W Team Form

Sri Lanka Women performed well in the Women’s Asia Cup but did lose two of their final three games in the tournament.

SL Women Predicted Playing 11

Chamari Athapaththu (c), Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Malsha Shehani, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya

RSAW vs SLW Team Form in Last Five Matches

RSAW : W NR W W L

SLW : L W L W W

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SA Women vs SL Women Head to Head

South Africa Women have a very strong 10-3 record over Sri Lanka Women from 13 WT20Is. Sri Lanka Women last beat South Africa Women in Bengaluru in March 2016 but have lost the last five matches between the sides.

SA-W vs SL-W Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played SA-W Won SL-W Won Tie Draw
Overall 13 10 3 0 0
Last 5 5 5 0 0 0

SA Women vs SL Women Betting Odds

Although Sri Lanka Women went all the way to the final of the Women’s Asia Cup last year, the bookies have South Africa Women as very strong favourites to win this match.

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Who will win South Africa vs Sri Lanka Women T20 Match?

Particularly in South African conditions, the South Africa Women line-up looks a lot stronger. Sri Lanka Women have good options in the spin department but South Africa Women’s batting line-up is much better. 

SA-W vs SL-W Top Team Batsmen

We recommend Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus and Chloe Tryon with the bat for South Africa Women. Captain Luus has a top score of 71 in this format and has hit four half-centuries. Tryon comes into this game in excellent batting form in T20 cricket.

Chamari Athapththu, Harshitha Samarawickrama and Nilakshi de Silva are our batting picks. de Silva is a vastly experienced batter across all formats and has a top score of 49 not out in WT20Is. Samarawickrama needs 73 runs to bring up 1000 international runs in this game.

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SA-W vs SL-W Top Team Bowlers

Nonkululeko Mlaba, Ayabonga Khaka and Shabnim Ismail are our selections with the ball for South Africa Women. Ismail has over 300 international wickets including 115 in WT20Is. Khaka is a very consistent performer at this level and has best figures of 4-23 in this format.

We are backing Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe and Alchini Kulasuriya as our bowling tips for Sri Lanka Women. Ranasinghe is an experienced off-spinner and took 3-22 in a warm-up fixture against Ireland on Monday. Kulasruiya took 2-19 on the journey to the Women’s Asia Cup Final last year.

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🏆 SA Women vs SL Women Prediction

There is plenty of excitement across the cricketing world for the start of this tournament and we expect Sri Lanka Women to cause South Africa Women some problems with the ball in this game. However, there is far more depth and top level experience with both bat and ball in this South Africa Women’s side. Our prediction is for a victory for South Africa Women.

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Posted On 9th February 2023 10:51:51 AM
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