ENG-W vs SA-W 1st T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Jul 21 2022 381 Views


South Africa Women tour of England

ENG-W vs SA-W, 1st T20I



After ruthlessly beating the Proteas in One dayers, England Women would be keen to make their mark in T20Is as well. The first match of the three match series will be played on Thursday, July 21 at the County Ground, Chelmsford. The hosts were clinical in all three fronts during the ODIs. The same cannot however be said for the visitors. South Africa- Women looked clueless in English conditions. No real intent was seen throughout the three games. With the commencement of a new chapter, the women in green will hope to change their fortunes. 

England have come out as one the best limited overs sides in the last couple of years. They possess a balanced squad with specialists in all three departments. In the batting department they have the experience of Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight and Nat Sciver which can come in handy during pressing situations. Sophie Ecclestone will lead the bowling prowess which comprises a variety of options. 

South Africa on the other hand are still searching for the first win of the tour. They were miserable in the ODI leg and would be keen to prove a point in the T20Is. Lizelle Lee’s sudden retirement at the start of the tour has clearly affected SA’s confidence. Infact Marizanne Kapp admitted that she is still in shock with her retirement. On the bright side, veteran Mignon Du Preez has returned for the T20Is, which should bolster them significantly.    


Match Details

Match: ENG-W vs SA-W, 1st T20I, South Africa Women tour of England, 2022

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022

Time: 11:30 PM

Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford


Pitch Report

The wicket at County Ground, Chelmsford should be favourable for batting. The opening pair needs to be watchful during the initial phase and once they are set they can go for the big shots. The skipper winning the toss should look to bowl first. A score of 150 and above can be seen as an above par total on this wicket. 


ENG-W vs SA-W Squads

ENG-W: Heather Knight (c), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Nat Sciver, Bryony Smith, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt

SA-W: Lara Goodall, Anneke Bosch, Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus(c), Marizanne Kapp, Trisha Chetty(w), Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Chloe Tryon, Sinalo Jafta, Delmi Tucker, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune


ENG-W vs SA-W Probable Playing XIs

ENG-W: Danielle Wyatt, Alice Capsey/Bryony Smith, Nat Sciver, Heather Knight (C), Amy Jones (WK), Sophie Dunkley, Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross/Freya Davies.

SA-W: Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus (C), Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Trisha Chetty (WK), Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukune, Shabnim Ismail.


Match Prediction

Looking at the kind of form England-Women are in, we will go with them. They are clearly the better team out of the two and we have seen how lethal they can be in home conditions. So, we predict ENG-W to win this encounter. 


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