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

THE FACTS

When is South Africa Women vs West Indies Women taking place? Tuesday 3rd March, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is South Africa Women vs West Indies Women taking place? Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

What is the expected weather for South Africa Women vs West Indies Women? 21c with cloud and a growing chance of rain as the day goes on that may affect play

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN

  • South Africa come into this final group stage match knowing they have already qualified for the semi-finals but a win will see them top the group and face Australia in the semis, or defeat will see them stay in second and play India.
  • After having won all three matches in the tournament so far, the South Africans will be keen to maintain this momentum and beat West Indies as they come off a 17-run win over Pakistan which once again highlighted some of the weaknesses at the top of the order.
  • Marizanne Kapp came back into the starting line-up to face Pakistan and the likelihood is that they will name the same eleven as they look to build continuity and improve their individual performances.

WEST INDIES WOMEN

  • It has been a hugely disappointing tournament for the West Indies as they were eliminated following another defeat at the hands of England last time out and they have performed nowhere near what was expected of them coming into this World Cup.
  • They have a whole host of problems coming into this match as skipper Stafania Taylor is unlikely to feature after being stretchered off against England with injury while Britney Cooper and Chinelle Henry are both carrying knocks.
  • Taylor has led the team in runs and wickets taken so her absence will severely weaken them further although coach Gus Logie will almost certainly use this match to give playing time to some of their fringe players.

THE PREDICTION

There is nothing much riding on this game other than to decide who South Africa will face in the semi-finals. They face a West Indies side who have been hugely disappointing and are in complete disarray coming into this final game. They are beset by injuries and have played so far from their best which does not bode well for this final game. South Africa will be keen to maintain the momentum they have built and they should be able to overcome this under-par Windies side.

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