South Africa will take on Australia in the 15th match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 at St George’s Park in Gqeberha. The hosts and one of the top contenders for the title South Africa suffered a massive setback in the very first game of the tournament.
They were upset by the Sri Lankan side in the opening game as they were defeated by three runs in a nail-biting last-over thriller. They bounced back in style in the next match and had a statement victory over New Zealand as they defeated them by 65 runs. They will look to continue their form into their next game against Australia.
On the other hand, Australia is having a dream run as they have trashed all three of their opponents in this World cup tournament. They defeated New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka by 97 runs, eight wickets, and ten wickets, respectively. All the departments have so far fired well for them, and they will look to seal their top spot in group A with a victory against the host nation.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Australia, Match 15 – Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where To Watch
Date: February 18, 2023, 10:30 pm IST
Venue: St George’s Park, Ggeberha
Live Streaming: The ICC T20 World Cup 2023 will be streamed live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Australia, Match 15 – Key Players
Chloe Tryon: Chloe Tryon is a versatile all-rounder for South Africa. She has amassed 1007 runs in 67 innings. Chloe’s contribution with the ball is also noteworthy. She has picked up 26 wickets in 51 innings. She played a crucial role and displayed her all-around capabilities in the last match against New Zealand, as she scored 40 runs and picked up two wickets while only conceding only 12 runs.
Nonkululeko Mlaba: The slow left-arm orthodox bowler has been a consistent wicket-taker for South Africa and has been instrumental in setting up many wins for her team with her crucial wicket-taking abilities. The 22-year-old bowler has taken 25 wickets in just 28 innings. She was exceptional in her last game as she bagged three wickets by conceding just ten runs. In her last ten games, she has bagged 12 wickets with a very good economy rate of 4.32. She will be a force to reckon with for the Australians.
Beth Mooney– The Australian wicketkeeper batter has been in fine form and has performed well recently. Her advantage is that she is versatile and can play in any order. In her last 10 matches, she has amassed 309 runs with an average of 51.50 at a strike rate of 132.05. She scored a well-deserved 56 not out in her last game against Sri Lanka after being cheaply dismissed for two runs against Bangladesh in their opening match.
Ashleigh Gardner- The Australian allrounder is a right-hand batter who bowls right-arm off-break. She has been an important part of the Australian squad as has contributed with both the bat and bowl for her team on various occasions. In T20 internationals, she has scored 1088 runs in 56 innings and has also taken 49 wickets in 58 innings. She scored 19 runs not out against Bangladesh and also took one wicket while conceding 17 runs. In her last game, she gave 14 runs from her bowling with no wickets and didn’t get to bat as it was finished by the openers. She will be essential for the game due to her all-around skills.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Australia, Match 15 – Head-to-Head
South Africa and Australia have faced each other on five occasions in T20Is, with the latter winning all matches against South Africa.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Australia, Match 15 – Pitch Report and Weather Forecast
The pitch at St. George’s Park is known for being flat and offering a good bounce to the ball, which makes it an exciting venue for batsmen to showcase their skills. It generally favours batting, with plenty of runs on offer for teams that can find the gaps in the field. However, bowlers who can adapt their skills to the pitch and use variations in pace and length can also be successful at this ground. The outfield at St. George’s Park is fast, and the ball travels well, which means that big hits and well-timed shots can reach the boundary easily.
The weather at St George’s Park, Gqeberha, is expected to be marred by thunderstorms, with the temperature hovering around 23° C. There is an 80% chance of rain, with the humidity ranging around 78% and wind speed at 18 km/h.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Australia, Match 15 – Probable Playing XIs
South Africa Playing XI: Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Anneke Bosch, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Australia Playing XI: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (vc), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Australia, Match 15 – Squads
South Africa: Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Anneke Bosch, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Lara Goodall, Delmi Tucker, Masabata Klaas, Annerie Dercksen
Australia: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (vc), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: South Africa vs Australia, Match 15 – Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper – Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney
Batters – Meg Lanning
All-rounders – Ashleigh Gardner(C), Ellyse Perry, Chloe Tryon, Marizanne Kapp (VC)
Bowlers – Shabnim Ismail, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham
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