ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Australia vs South Africa Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Australia Women vs South Africa Women taking place? Thursday 5th March, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is Australia Women vs South Africa Women taking place? Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

What is the expected weather for Australia Women vs South Africa Women? 21c but wind and rain are expected

What channel is Australia Women vs South Africa Women on? This match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream Australia Women vs South Africa Women? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Australia Women vs South Africa Women? Ticket information for all ICC Women’s T20 World Cup matches here

THE TEAM NEWS

AUSTRALIA WOMEN

  • Australia held their nerve to seal their spot in the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup as they edged New Zealand in a thrilling contest but that victory came at a cost.
  • The hosts lost Ellyse Perry to a hamstring injury during that game and she has subsequently been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament which is a huge blow for the Australians who are already without Tayla Vlaeminck.
  • Beth Mooney’s 60 against the White Ferns helped Australia to 155/5 and despite New Zealand putting up a good fight, three wickets apiece for Megan Schutt and Georgia Wareham proved enough as their side held on to win by four runs.

SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN

  • South Africa were already assured of their place in the final four of the Women’s T20 World Cup ahead of their final Group B match but were able to top the ground thanks to their washout against West Indies.
  • That match was abandoned without any play possible due to the weather but it handed the Proteas the point they needed and puts them in pole position in this game should the poor weather strike again.
  • South Africa have performed well as a team and they will fancy their chances here having avoided defeat in all of their games so far but they will need some of their bigger players like Marizanne Kapp to come to the fore if they are to progress to their first ever T20 World Cup final.

THE PREDICTION

Australia saved their most impressive performance for when they really needed it as they defeated New Zealand in their shootout for the final place in the semi-finals. The Australians held off the White Ferns in a tense game but showed their class in that game and they will now come into this with South Africa as favourites to lift the title. If Australia do advance, it would be their sixth successive final and although they should come out on top, they will be desperate for the poor weather forecast to subside or face being punished for finishing second in their group with a no result meaning South Africa would progress.

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