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South Africa Women vs. Pakistan Women 2021 : WILL SOUTH AFRICA CLOSE THE SERIES? || 2nd ODI

South Africa Women vs. Pakistan Women 2021

2nd ODI – Sat, 23rd January

Feeble Pakistan And their Ceaseless Concerns:

Pakistan Women played a game before the first ODI in 2019. That is a sad state of women’s cricket, and COVID 19 seems to have hit its arrangements the hardest. The lack of match experience makes every occasion to play international cricket a vital one.

Pakistan’s team agonizes from a lack of depth. It relies on a few skilled players, but they never seem to be an adequate substitute for them. Javeria Khan will have to play her heart out in every game as Bismah Maroof has been side-lined.

The fragile Pakistani batting is weaker still, and that is going to be an enormous concern. Ayesha Zafar, Nahida Khan, and Aliya Riaz have an excellent chance of making it big for themselves in this series. Nida Dar and Omaima Sohail should be handy and add depth to the squad.

Kainat Imtiaz, Diana Baig, and Nashra Sandhu will be the frontline bowlers for the side, while the all-rounders will chip in frequently.

Possible playing XI: Javeria Khan, Nahida Khan, Sidra Nawaz, Umaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Fatima Sana, Nashra Sandhu, Muneeba Ali, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Sadia Iqbal.

Star-Studded South Africa:

Power-house South Africa women’s team is always a challenger in each game that it plays. We feel the side has indeed under-accomplished in the recent years as it has wriggled to make the most of its assets.

We reckon the benefit that South Africa has is the exposure they get on playing T20 cricket worldwide. Their batting roster looks very sturdy, led by Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, and Marizanne Kapp.

The real test will be acclimatizing to the ODI format and ensuring they play the spinners well. They have a more robust bowling unit as well. Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, and Marizanne Kapp are the frontline bowlers. They are undeniably world-class, specifically on the hard South African wickets.

Possible playing XI: Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Tumi Sekhukhune, Sune Luus, Lara Goodall, Nadine de Klerk, Nonkululeko Mlaba.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

The second ODI between South Africa Women and Pakistan Women will occur at the Kingsmead in Durban on Saturday 23rd January.

The pitch conditions are going to be decent, considering no rain is forecasted. The sun is going to be bright and make circumstances outstanding for batting. The bounce in the surface at Kingsmead will make life challenging for the spin bowlers since the ball may come on the bat pleasantly. Speedsters like Shabnim Ismail, however, are going to enjoy the aid that they get.

The side that wins the toss will want to bat first. Chasing is permanently a bit complex in women’s cricket since the increasing required run rate’s burden can be reasonably threatening.

South African Women to Dominate:

We summon South African women to have a great gamble at winning this game. Keep in mind that the previous series between Pakistan and South Africa in South Africa concluded 1-1, so Pakistan could not be reckoned out of this contest.

Thus, 1.31 for South Africa’s win is a decent rate. Pakistan is rated at 3.10, making it a risky venture. However, the home conditions, a longer batting squad, and a far superior bowling lineup give South Africa authority.

Home Team Has Top Batters:

L Wolvaardt and M Du Preez should be top batters from South Africa. Woolvardt has mounted 1911 ODI runs, while her average has been 45.50. Preez has tallied 3268 runs, while her average has been 32.68. Both of them are honest run-scorers.

Also, coming from an impressive BBL campaign, they should be lethal over the Pakistani bowlers.