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CWC22: Australia And South Africa Clash In An Epic Battle At Basin Reserve

The top 2 points scorers in the points tally in the tournament will face each other at Basin Reserve in Wellington. Australia became the first team to be qualified for the Semi-finals. South Africa is one win away from sealing its spot in the semis. These terrific teams which are unbeaten so far in the tournament will want to take winning momentum forward.

Australia won all its 5 matches so far, they will aim to uphold that winning streak unit the end of the league stage. Aussies Batters like Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy who were not been in good form made a significant comeback against India. The batting is just strengthening match after match as their players are paving their way for back-back wins. Their depth is unmatchable but the Proteas are the masters of thrillers and finishes.

South Africa’s objective is to get qualified for the semi’s with the win in this match. They have a good bowling depth assisted by world-class pacers and spinners. The batting of Proteas as a whole is not consistent, it flourished in parts only. Laura Woldvaardt and Sune Luus consistently gave good starts but it was assigned to middle-order batters like Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon. All the close matches they were involved in just gave South Africa gave the confidence to reach the knockouts. South Africa will fight until the last ball.

Aussies will aim for a clean sweep in the league stage of the Worldcup. They are relentless and the hardest to beat. South Africa’s teamwork has pushed its team to the brink of qualifications. This match will also be a contest for the neck to neck competition.

Probable Playing XI:

AUSTRALIA: Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy (WK), Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Meghan Schutt, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Darcie Brown

SOUTH AFRICA: Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (C), Mignon Du Preez, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (WK), Marizanne Kapp, Ayobonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas



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