South Africa will face Sri Lanka in Group B of the T20 women’s cricket tournament in the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Thursday, August 4, at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham from 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).  

The South African women’s cricket team will come into this game having lost their previous match against England Women by 26 runs. The three lions posted a formidable 167 for 5 in the first inning thanks to a fifty from Alice Capsey. Shabnim Ismail picked 2 wickets with the ball for the Proteas while Laura Wolvaardt scored an unbeaten 41 off 33 balls.

The Sri Lankan women’s cricket team lost to New Zealand Women by 45 runs in the previous game. The visitors were restricted to 102 for 8 chasing a brisk target of 148. Nilakshi de Silva scored 36 off 35 balls for the Lankans whereas Inoka Ranaweera picked 3 for 30 with the ball.

Sri Lanka and South Africa are already out of the tournament having lost both their matches so far.

South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women Commonwealth Games 2022 odds

1xBET odds: South Africa Women: 1.06, Sri Lanka Women: 6.25

4RABET odds: South Africa Women: 1.11, Sri Lanka Women: 6.8

Betwinner odds: South Africa Women: 1.06, Sri Lanka Women: 6.25

10CRIC odds: South Africa Women: 1.06, Sri Lanka Women: 5.56

Betway odds: South Africa Women: 1.10, Sri Lanka Women: 6.50

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

South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women head-to-head in T20Is

South Africa have won nine while Sri Lanka have won three out of their 12 matches so far.

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 39 runs in their previous T20 International match in 2019.

Sri Lanka’s last win against South Africa in the shortest format came in 2016.

South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women probable playing XI

South Africa Women: Sune Luus (captain), Anneka Bosch, Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Mignon du Preez, Delmi Tucker, Chloe Tryon, Sinalo Jafta (wicket-keeper), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba.

Sri Lanka Women: Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Vishmi Gunuratne, Hasini Perera, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavishka Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani (wicket-keeper), Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Lulasuriya.

South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women top picks

South Africa Women: Nonkululeko Mlaba will be the top pick from the Proteas. The 22-year-old has picked 15 wickets in T20Is at an average of 28.33 and an economy of 6.53. Mlaba has picked two wickets in this tournament so far.

Sri Lanka Women: Oshadi Ranasinghe will be the player to watch out for from the Sri Lankan side. The 36-year-old has picked 45 wickets in 49 matches in T20Is at an economy of 6.61. Ranasinghe has picked four wickets and scored 31 runs in the CWG 2022 so far.

South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Commonwealth Games 2022 prediction 

South Africa will be favourites to beat Sri Lanka in the upcoming fixture. The Proteas have a better head-to-head against the visitors.

Sri Lanka have struggled in this tournament and are likely to struggle against a strong South African side.

South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Commonwealth Games 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 20°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 57%

Wind: 10 km/h