England Women face South Africa Women in the first WT20I on Thursday, July 21 at the County Cricket Ground in Chelmsford from 11:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

England Women lost their previous WT20I series to Australia Women. The three-match series ended 1-0 in favour of Australia after the second and third matches were abandoned. The English side lost the first T20 match by nine wickets. The England women’s cricket team posted 169/4 in the first innings. Dani Wyatt top-scored with 70(54). Australia Women chased the target down in just 17 overs. Sophie Ecclestone was the only wicket-taker for the England side

The South African women’s cricket team beat Ireland Women 2-1 in their previous WT20I series. Tumi Sekhukhune picked eight wickets in three games for the visitors while Anneka Bosch scored 105 runs. The South African will come into the WT20I series having lost the WODI series 3-0 to England.

England Women vs South Africa Women 1ST WT20I odds

Parimatch odds: England Women: 1.24, South Africa Women: 3.95

Betway odds: England Women: 1.22, South Africa Women: 3.75

Betwinner odds: England Women: 1.20, South Africa Women: 4.48

1xBet odds: England Women: 1.34, South Africa Women: 3.40

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 in WT20Is

England Women have won six games while South Africa Women have won two in their last eight head-to-head encounters.

South Africa Women beat England Women by six wickets in their previous head-to-head encounter in 2020. Dane van Niekerk top-scored with the bat for the South African side.

England Women vs South Africa Women 1ST WT20I probable playing XI

England Women: Alice Capsey, Maia Boucher, Heather Knight (captain), Nat Sciver, Sophia Dunkley, Danni Wyatt, Amy Jones (wicket-keeper), Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Katherine Brunt, Issy Wong.

South Africa Women: Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (captain), Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk,Trisha Chetty (wicket-keeper), Anneke Bosch, Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba.

England Women vs South Africa Women 1st T20I top picks

England Women: Heather Knight will be the player to watch out for from the English side. The 31-year-old has scored 1389 runs in 87 WT20I matches. Knight has also picked 20 wickets at an economy of 5.84

South Africa Women: Laura Wolvaardt will be the top pick from the South African side. The right-handed batter has scored 618 runs in 36 innings at an average of 26.9 in this format. The 23-year-old batter has scored three half-centuries in the shortest format.

England Women vs South Africa Women 1ST WT20I prediction

England Women are clear favourites to win the first WT20I against South Africa Women. The hosts have a better head-to-head record against the South African side.

South Africa Women have historically struggled against England Women and are likely to lose the first game. South Africa will have an uphill task against an in-form England side going into the WT20I series.

England Women vs South Africa Women 1st WT20I playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 23°C

Precipitation: 2%

Humidity: 63%

Wind: 18 km/h