The 1st of the three-match T20I series between South Africa Women and Pakistan Women will be played at Kingsmead, Durban.
The match is scheduled to start at 3:30 PM local time and 7:00 PM IST on January 29th.
South Africa Women will take on Pakistan Women in the 1st of the three-match T20I series played at Kingsmead, Durban. After clinching a 3-0 win in the ODI series against Pakistan Women, South Africa Women are now aiming to repeat the same result in the T20I series as well. They completely outplayed Pakistan Women in the ODI series, thanks to some excellent all-round performances. Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, and Ayabonga Khaka performed really well in the ODI series for South Africa. With momentum on their side, South Africa Women are all set to take the lead in the 1st T20I.
On the other hand, Pakistan Women are looking for their first win of the tour, after getting whitewashed in the ODI series they are desperate for the win. In the first 2 ODIs, they lost by a narrow margin. They can take plenty of positives from that series, as Aliya Riaz and Diana Baig were the leading run-scorers and wicket-takers respectively in the series.
SA-W vs PK-W Weather Report for 1st T20I:
It will be partly cloudy in Durban with the temperature ranging between 24 to 26 degrees Celsius and the humidity levels are high at 75 percent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.
It’s a batting-friendly track. The boundaries are quite smaller than the rest of the venues in South Africa. Bowlers need to bowl to the field, otherwise, they will go for plenty of runs. It’s a good chasing venue hence whoever wins the toss should bowl first.
Average first innings score:
158 (Last 5 Complete matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tie – 0
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SA-W vs PK-W Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
South Africa Women
Sune Luus (c), Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Lara Goodall, Mignon du Preez, Trisha Chetty (wk), Marizanne Kapp, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Tumi Sekhukhune, Masabata Klaas, Sinalo Jafta, Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Faye Tunnicliffe, Nondumiso Shangase
Javeria Khan (c), Nahida Khan, Muneeba Ali, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Fatima Sana, Sadia Iqbal
Ayesha Zafar, Anam Amin, Aiman Anwer, Kainat Imtiaz, Syeda Aroob Shah, Ayesha Naseem
SA-W vs PK-W Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Laura Wolvaardt was the leading run-scorer for South Africa in the recently concluded ODI series, scoring 125 runs in 3 innings. In T20Is, she has scored 427 runs in 23 innings at an average of 22.47 with a strike rate of 103.38.
Though having played only 2 innings against Pakistan in the ODIs, all-rounder Marizanne Kapp has scored 115 runs at an average of 115 with a strike rate of 110.57. She has also picked up 3 wickets at an economy rate of 4.31 runs per over. In T20Is she has scored 946 runs in 65 innings and picked up 58 wickets with the best figures of 4/6.
Ayabonga Khaka was the pick of the bowlers for South Africa Women in the ODI series against Pakistan, picking up 7 wickets in 2 matches at an economy rate of 3.63 runs per over. She has a decent record in the T20Is, where she has picked up 28 wickets at an economy rate of 6.61 runs per over.
Aliya Riaz put up a good show with the bat in the losing cause against South Africa, as she was the leading run-scorer in the series, scoring 136 runs in 3 matches. In her T20I career, she has scored 450 runs and picked up 16 wickets.
Nida Dar played her part in the ODI series by scoring 124 runs in 3 matches at an average of 62 with a strike rate of 59.61. She also claimed 3 wickets at an economy rate of 4.34 runs per over. She has scored over 1000 runs in T20I’s and scalped 98 wickets.
Diana Baig was the leading wicket-taker in the recent ODI series, picking up 9 wickets at an economy rate of just 4.10 runs per over. In her T20I career, she has scalped 19 wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Marizanne Kapp, Nida Dar, Laura Wolvaardt,
Vice-Captain Options – Aliya Riaz, Ayabonga Khaka, Diana Baig
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SA-W vs PK-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Trisha Chetty
Batters – Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Javeria Khan
All-Rounders – Sune Luus, Marizanne Kapp (c), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz (vc)
Bowlers – Ayabonga Khaka, Nashra Sandhu, Diana Baig
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SA-W vs PK-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sidra Nawaz
Batters – Lara Goodall, Lizelle Lee, Omaima Sohail, Nahida Khan
All-Rounders – Marizanne Kapp, Nida Dar (c), Sune Luus
Bowlers – Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka (vc), Fatima Sana
Nida Dar and Aliya Riaz are in great touch with the bat for Pakistan and they are capable of picking wickets for their side As well. Hence, they must be included in your Dream11 Fantasy Teams and can be made captains as well.
Today’s SA-W vs PK-W Probable Winners:
South Africa Women are expected to win this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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