New Zealand face South Africa in Group B of the T20 women’s cricket tournament at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Saturday, July 30, at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham from 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).  

New Zealand beat India by 18 runs in their last women’s T20 International match. The Kiwis put on 155/5 in the first innings. Suzie Bates scored a 34-ball 36 while Sophie Devine scored 31 of 23 balls. Hayley Jensen, Amelia Kerr, and Jess Kerr picked two wickets each as the hosts restricted the Indian side to 137/8.

The South Africa women’s cricket team lost 3-0 to England in its last WT20I series. The visitors were outplayed in all three matches. Anneka Bosch scored 96 runs in the series for South Africa while Ayabonga Khaka picked four wickets. England beat South Africa by 38 runs in the final match of the series.

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women Commonwealth Games 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: New Zealand Women: 1.42, South Africa Women: 2.82

Bet365 odds: New Zealand Women: 1.40, South Africa Women: 3.00

Betwinner odds: New Zealand Women: 1.384, South Africa Women: 2.97

10CRIC odds: New Zealand Women: 1.36, South Africa Women: 2.61

Betway odds: New Zealand Women: 1.40, South Africa Women: 2.80

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women head-to-head

The New Zealand women’s cricket team and South Africa Women have faced each other 16 times in this format. The White Ferns have won 11 while the visitors have five games.

New Zealand have won three while South Africa Women have won once in their last four WT20I matches.

New Zealand Women beat South Africa Women by 69 runs in their last match in this format.

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women probable playing XI

New Zealand Women: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (captain), Amelia Kerr, Brooke Halliday, Maddy Green, Georgia Ellen Plimmer, Izzy Gaze (wicket-keeper), Hayley Jensen, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Fran Jones.

South Africa Women: Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodal, Anneka Bosch, Sune Luus (captain), Mignon du Preez, Delmari Tucker, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (wicket-keeper), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas.

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women top picks

New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine will be the top pick from the Kiwis. The right-handed batter has scored 2592 runs at an average of 29.8 in WT20Is. Devine has also picked 98 wickets in 102 matches with the ball.

South Africa Women: Laura Wolvaardt will be the player to watch out for from the South African side. Wolvaardt has scored 707 runs in 39 games in this format. The right-handed batter has an average of 27.2 and a strike rate of 113.1.

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Commonwealth Games 2022 prediction 

New Zealand women are clear favourites going into the game against South Africa Women. The White Ferns have a better head-to-head record against the visitors in recent times.

South African Women have struggled in WT20Is in recent years and will face an uphill task against a strong New Zealand side.

New Zealand Women vs South Africa Commonwealth Games 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 24°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 72%

Wind: 10 km/h