Match and Pitch Condition
Weather: The weather is expected to be clear with the maximum temperature expected to be 23°C during the match.
Pitch Condition: As in all other matches of the series, the pitch is expected to assist the fast bowlers. If South Africa women bat first, expect the score somewhere to be around 300 and if Ireland women bat first, the score is expected to be around 150 or could be well below 150.
South Africa Women:
- They have already qualified for the finals so they might try their benched player for this match or maybe go with the same XI.
- If Ayabonga Khaka is fit to play, they might give her chance as this is the only match left before the final.
- They might bring in Nadine de Klerk and rest Laura Wolvaardt for this match too and bring her in in the final match.
- They played with 8 bowling options in the last match of which 5 were mainstream bowlers. So, they might bring in a batsman in place of a bowler.
- Rebecca Stokell or Laura Boylan is expected to come in for a bowler.
- Rest of the squad is expected to remain same.
Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
South Africa Women: Lizelle Lee/Laura Wolvaardt, Andrie Steyn, Trisha Chetty (wk), Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tryon, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus (c), Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Moseline Daniels/Ayabonga Khaka, Raisibe Ntozakhe.
Ireland Women: Mary Waldron (wk), Leah Paul, Laura Delany (c), Gaby Lewis, Jennifer Gray, Shauna Kavanagh, Rachel Delaney, Lara Maritz, Amy Kenealy/Rebecca Stokell, Louise Little, Aoife Beggs.
- At the options where players are separated by slash ‘/’, the first one is the more likely option.
My Dream11 pick
If Ireland bat first:
If South Africa bat first:
South Africa Women: Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty (wk), Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Masabata Klaas, Ayabonga Khaka, Moseline Daniels, Andrie Steyn, Shabnim Ismail, Raisibe Ntozakhe.
Ireland Women: Mary Waldron (wk), Gaby Lewis, Laura Delany (c), Rebecca Stokell, Shauna Kavanagh, Jennifer Gray, Laura Boylan, Rachel Delaney, Amy Kenealy, Sophie MacMahon, Louise Little, Aoife Beggs, Lara Maritz, Leah Paul.