England Women face South Africa Women in Group B of the T20 women’s cricket tournament at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Tuesday, August 2, at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham from 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
England beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in their first game of the tournament. Sophie Ecclestone picked 3//25 with the ball as England restricted Sri Lanka to just 106 for 9 in the first innings. The hosts chased down the target in 17.1 overs thanks to a solid 45-ball 44 by Alice Capsey.
The South African women’s cricket team lost to New Zealand by 13 runs in their first match of the tournament. The White Ferns put on a formidable 167 for two in their first Innings. Chloe Tyron top-scored for the Proteas with 39 of just 17 balls while Nonkululeko Mlaba picked one wicket.
The England women’s cricket team beat South Africa 3-0 in the recently concluded WT20I series. Nat Sciver was the leading run-scorer for England with 84 runs in three matches. Katherine Brunt and Ecclestone picked five wickets for the hosts.
England Women vs South Africa Women Commonwealth Games 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: England Women: 1.17, South Africa Women: 4.90
Bet365 odds: England Women: 1.14, South Africa Women: 5.50
Betwinner odds: England Women: 1.44, South Africa Women: 5.45
10CRIC odds: England Women: 1.13, South Africa Women: 4.28
Betway odds: England Women: 1.14, South Africa Women: 5.50
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
England Women vs South Africa Women head-to-head
England have won 18 while South Africa have won three in their 21 WT20Is matches so far.
England have won four out of the last five WT20Is against South Africa.
South Africa last beat England in a WT20I back in 2020.
New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women probable playing XI
England Women: Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver, Heather Knight (captain), Amy Jones (wicket-keeper), Maia Bouchier, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Katherine Brunt, Issy Wong.
South Africa Women: Anneka Bosch, Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Sune Luus (captain), Mignon du Preez, Delmi Tucker, Chloe Tryon, Sinalo Jafta (wicket-keeper), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba.
England Women vs South Africa Women top picks
England Women: Sophie Dunkley will be the top pick from the English side. The right-handed batter has scored 257 runs in 17 innings in the shortest format. The 24-year-old has an average of 23.45 and a strike rate of 115.69.
South Africa Women: Sune Luus will be the player to watch out for from the South African side. Luus has scored 922 runs in 63 games in this format at an average of 20.48. The 26-year-old has also picked 48 wickets with the ball at an economy of 6.55.
England Women vs South Africa Commonwealth Games 2022 prediction
England will go into the game against South Africa as favourites. The hosts have a better head-to-head record against the Proteas and also beat them in the WT20I series last month.
South Africa will have an uphill task against England in the upcoming fixture. The Proteas have a bunch of talented players but lack the firepower to beat a strong English side.
England Women vs South Africa Commonwealth Games 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 23°C
Wind: 23 km/h