Cricket match date: 19th November 2018
Cricket match time: 05:30 am IST
Cricket match location: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: ICC Women’s World T20
Team A: South Africa Women
Team B: Bangladesh Women
Team A Captain: Dane Van Niekerk
Team B Captain: Salma Khatun
Cricket Match Preview:
With the kind of preparation South Africa women had before coming into the tournament, they would have hoped to get to the next round of the tournament at least. However, now they are on the verge of elimination due to the poor net run-rate, thanks to their big losses against West Indies women and England women. Bangladesh women, on the other hand, have had a disappointing tournament of their own and they would be pleased if they can now return home with one win in their kitty.
South Africa women played a five-match T20 series against the host of the tournament, West Indies women, just before the World T20. At one stage, they were down 2-0 in the tournament and then due to some good cricket, they ended up drawing the series. That would have given them lots of confidence but once the tournament started, they fell flat especially in the game of cricket against West Indies, when they had to chase only 108 to win but they fell short by a big margin of 31 runs. That loss would have hurt them the most along with their run-rate.
Bangladesh women had won the Asia Cup recently and they would have hoped for better performances in this tournament. Instead, they ended up losing against West Indies when they had to chase only 107 runs. They did not only lose the game of cricket but they also lost it by a big margin of 60 runs, which is huge considering the scores. Even then, they would have hoped for a victory against Sri Lanka women, but they lost that game too by a margin of 25 runs while chasing 98 runs.
While not much may be at stake for Bangladesh women in this game except for pride, South Africa can still reach the semis if they beat Bangladesh by a big margin and then wish for West Indies to beat England in the other group A game.
Cricket Match Information:
South Africa will take on Bangladesh women in their last group game. Both sides have played three cricket games and while South Africa have won only one game of cricket, Bangladesh women have lost all three games of cricket. If South Africa can win this game, it will give them 2 wins out 4 games and then they would hope for West Indies to beat England so that both them and England will be tied on points. In that case, the run-rate will decide who gets through to the semi-final.
South Africa Women
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
South Africa women did a very good job with the ball in all their cricket matches in the tournament so far. It is their batting that has failed and we expect some changes to be made in their lineup in the next cricket game. Our prediction is of some changes in their lineup.
Here is our prediction of South Africa Women’s playing XI:
- L Lee
- L Wolvardt
- M Klass
- F Tunnicliffe
- M du Preez
- CL Tryon
- Dane Van Niekerk
- M Kapp
- S Ismail
- M Daniels
- Y Fourie
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Bangladesh women have had a disappointing tournament so far. Our prediction is that we might get to see some changes in the lineup for the next cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Bangladesh women’s playing XI:
- Shamima Sultana
- Ayasha Rahman
- Jahanara Alam
- Fargana Hoque
- Nigar Sultana
- Rumana Ahmed
- Sanjida Islam
- Ritu Moni
- Fahima Khatun
- Salma Khatun
- Khadija Tul Kubra
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
S Ismail has a good world T20 so far. However, she would like to impact the result of the game of cricket with her performance in this game. Our prediction is of a lethal spell from her in this game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Gros Islet has produced low-scoring games of cricket so far in the tournament. Scores of even around 110 runs have proven to be match-winning. Our prediction is of a similar score in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be wet as rain has been around the venue.
South Africa women will begin the game as huge favourites. However, they would not be satisfied with just a win here. In order to reach the next round, they will have to win big here. Our prediction is a huge South African win.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
L Lee (SA) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
S Ismail (SA) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
L Lee (SA)
Bangladesh Women – 6.55
South Africa Women – 1.09
*odds may change anytime