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Here we go. For the first time ever, a South Africa team – men’s or women’s – is in an ODI or T20 World Cup Final. Friday was a magnificent day for Suun Luus’ team, prevailing over a strong England side to complete a superb turnaround after the shock first up defeat to Sri Lanka 16 days ago.

In the 2023 T20 World Cup Final, this Proteas side has the chance to achieve history in another way, too. They have never beaten Australia in a T20I in six attempts, including back February 18 where they were beaten soundly with 21 balls remaining. But, this is a new day and whole new opportunity, and there is no doubt that they will give it their all.

And give it their all they must. Australia’s remarkable depth was on show yet again, this time in a thrilling semi-final against India. Their ability to win the big moments, particularly in the field, is a huge challenge for the host nation to overcome. Meg Lanning’s team’s significant experience in finals can come to the fore here, especially if they can get off to a good start to quieten what is expected to be a large and loud Cape Town crowd.

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Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Final: AU-W vs SA-W Possible Playing XIs

Australia have the luxury of adjusting their batting lineup according to the situation.

Australia: 1. Alyssa Healy (wk), 2. Beth Mooney, 3. Meg Lanning (c), 4. Ashleigh Gardner, 5. Ellyse Perry, 6. Tahlia McGrath, 7. Grace Harris, 8. Georgia Wareham, 9. Jess Jonassen, 10. Megan Schutt, 11. Darcie Brown

South Africa: 1. Laura Wolvaardt, 2. Tazmin Brits, 3. Marizanne Kapp, 4. Chloe Tyron, 5. Nadine de Klerk, 6. Sune Luus (c), 7. Anneke Bosch, 8. Sinalo Jafta (wk), 9. Shabnim Ismail, 10. Ayabonga Khaka, 11. Nonkululeko Mlaba

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Australia:

  • Alyssa Healy owns World Cup finals. In the 2020 T20 World Cup, she smashed 75 off 39 balls against India. In the 2022 ODI World Cup, she hammered a record 170 off 138 balls against England.
  • Interestingly, Healy has struggled against South Africa in the past. She has scored just 31 runs in four innings against them to date.
  • Beth Mooney is coming off a half-century against India. She too has excellent numbers in World Cup finals, with 78* (54) in 2020 (T20I) and 62 (47) in 2022 (ODI).
  • Meg Lanning has struck three 40+ scores in four innings in this World Cup. The only game she missed out was against South Africa, where she scored 1.
  • Tahlia McGrath was player of the match against the Proteas earlier in the tournament. She hit 57 off 33 balls.
  • Ashleigh Gardner is the only Australia player to have won two player of the match awards in this World Cup. She has taken at least one wicket in four of the five games, and has scored 19*, 28* and 31 in her past three knocks.
  • Megan Schutt has taken nine wickets in five matches this tournament at an average of 12.44 and strike rate of 10.6.

South Africa:

  • Laura Wolvaardt has come good at the right time. The classy opener has scored 66* and 53 in her past two knocks.
  • Wolvaardt has made scores of 41 and 19 in her two T20Is against Australia to date.
  • Tazmin Brits is in excellent touch. She scored 45 (36) against Australia last week, followed by 50* (51) vs Bangladesh and 68 (55) vs England.
  • The great Marizanne Kapp found her batting mojo in the semi-final. After a difficult group stage with the bat, she scored a vital 27* off 13 balls against England.
  • Kapp also bowled beautifully against Australia earlier in this tournament. She took 2/21, dismissing Beth Mooney LBW and Ellyse Perry caught.
  • Shabnim Ismail, who took a brilliant 3/27 in the semi-final, has picked up nine wickets in six T20Is against Australia at an average of 14.33 and economy of 6.29.
  • Ayabonga Khaka took three wickets in a game-changing 18th over against England to finish with 4/29. She will be key, especially at the backend of the Australia innings.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 6, Australia 6, South Africa 0.
  • Australia (125/4) beat South Africa (124/6) comfortably with 21 balls to spare earlier in this World Cup.
  • Alyssa Healy is Australia’s leading run-scorer in this World Cup (171) with an average of 57.00 and strike rate of 119.58.

Newlands, Cape Town Pitch Report and Weather

There has been something in the surfaces for everyone at Cape Town. In the semi-finals, batting in the powerplay was a joy, before spinners came in and found some turn.

The average first innings score on this ground in this World Cup is 152.27, with the team batting first winning six of the 11 matches. A score of 160 can be a winning one in the pressure of a final.

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Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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T20 World Cup 2023 Final: AU-W vs SA-W Dream11 Prediction

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  • Wicket Keepers: Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney
  • Batters: Laura Wolvaardt
  • All Rounders: Ash Gardner, Marizanne Kapp
  • Bowlers: Megan Schutt, Shabnim Ismail

Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Final: AU-W vs SA-W Match Prediction – Who will win?

What a match this promises to be. It is the battle of the experienced vs the newbies when it comes to finals, and because of that, Australia’s know-how can get them the victory.

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