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Three years after a record-breaking 2020 edition, the Women’s T20 World Cup is back. Hosts South Africa will be aiming to use this tournament to springboard their progress, but will have to overcome the controversy of star all-rounder Dane van Niekerk’s ommission due to fitness reasons. In a group comprising of Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the home side cannot afford to let any nerves get the better of them early.

Indeed, they will love a repeat of the thrashing they gave to Sri Lanka in last year’s Commonwealth Games. South Africa bowled them out for just 46, with five of the six bowlers in the wickets.

So, the message for the Sri Lankans is clear. South Africa want a perfect start to a home World Cup, but Chamari Athapaththu’s team need to be fearless and target any nerves. Remember, they beat India in a T20I in what was a big scalp last year, and will be calling on their captain to lead the way.

Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Match 1: SA-W vs SL-W Possible Playing XI

Sune Luus will lead South Africa.

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

Chamari Athapaththu will lead Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: 1. Chamari Athapaththu (c), 2. Harshitha Samarawickrama, 3. Vishmi Gunaratne, 4. Nilakshi de Silva, 5. Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), 6. Kavisha Dilhari, 7. Malsha Shehani, 8. Ama Kanchana, 9. Oshadi Ranasinghe, 10. Anchini Kulasuriya, 11. Inoka Ranaweera

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

South Africa:

  • Marizanne Kapp is crucial. She averages just 13.78 in 11 innings with the bat against Sri Lanka, but she often does well with the ball: 12 inns, 16 wickets, avg. 11.38, econ. 4.33.
  • The home fans surely can’t wait to see Laura Wolvaardt in action. The class opener is coming off an excellent 2022 in T20 cricket, where he scored 1,010 runs in 33 innings at an average of 40.40 and strike rate of 117.44.
  • At Newlands, Wolvaardt has scored 116 runs at an average of 38.67 and strike rate of 114.85.
  • Nadine de Klerk took 3/7 in four overs against Sri Lanka in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
  • Shabnim Ismail has picked up 12 wickets in 13 matches against Sri Lanka at an economy of just 4.78. She averages 18.33 per wicket and should enjoy the Cape Town surface.
  • Nonkululeko Mlaba has taken 12 wickets in her past nine matches at an excellent economy of 4.26 and average of 15.58.

Sri Lanka:

  • Chamari Athapaththu is vital to Sri Lanka’s hopes. She has experience against South Africa, with 264 runs in 13 matches (avg. 20.31).
  • Since the start of 2020, Chamari has scored 1,121 runs at an average of 27.34 in all T20s.
  • Harshitha Samarawickrama was Sri Lanka’s second-highest run-scorer in 2022. She scored 389 runs at an average of 24.06 and strike rate of 93.96.
  • Vishmi Gunaratne made a couple of starts in the warm up games: 36 (34) vs Ireland and 13 (15) vs West Indies.
  • Can spinner Inoka Ranaweera find enough out of the Cape Town pitch? She was Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker in 2022 with 27 wickets at an average of 13.85 and economy of 5.75.
  • Ranaweera vs South Africa: 9 inns, 8 wickets, avg. 21.13, econ. 5.83.
  • Offspinner Oshadi Ranasinghe will also be key. She was Sri Lanka’s second-highest wicket-taker last year (23), and she struck every 14 deliveries.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 13, South Africa 10, Sri Lanka 3.
  • South Africa lead 5-1 in home matches against Sri Lanka.
  • Tazmin Brits has struck 182 runs in her past seven matches at an average of 45.50 and strike rate of 98.91.

Newlands Cape Town Pitch Report and Weather

A clear and warm evening is expected for the World Cup opener. In the SA20, the Cape Town surface had assistance for both batters and bowlers, with an average first innings score of 150.4. The chasing team won four of the five matches.

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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.

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Anushka Sanjeewani
  • Batters: Laura Wolvaardt
  • All-Rounders: Marizanne Kapp, Chamari Athapaththu
  • Bowlers: Shabnim Ismail, Nonkululeko Mlaba

Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Match 1: SA-W vs SL-W Match Prediction – Who will win?

South Africa to win.

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