Australia vs South Africa Women: Both teams want consistency with the series at stake. The hosts and guests both experienced a severe batting collapse that resulted in a significant loss.
Despite their improved performance in the second ODI, South Africa’s women still don’t have a lot of choices in the batting lineup. Marizanne Kapp’s efforts in the middle order led the way once more.
Australian bowlers, however, will take some consolation in their regular bowling. The advances that Megan Schutt, Kim Garth, and Ashleigh Gardner have produced have been successful.
The 3rd ODI match between Australia vs South Africa Women will take place on February 10th, 2024, at North Sydney Oval, North Sydney, Australia.
Match Details to Note:
Match: Australia vs South Africa Women, 2nd ODI match
Date: February 10th, 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 09:10 AM IST
Venue: North Sydney Oval, North Sydney, Australia.
A swift recovery by the hosts is anticipated against a potent South African bowling threat. In the previous match, Marizanne Kapp’s outstanding performances destroyed the top three players in this squad.
Kapp poses a risk here on the surface. Additionally, players in the top tier like Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healey need to play her more effectively. Even though Kapp wasn’t included in the visiting XI for the first ODI, the openers have struggled in both of the games thus far.
However, Mooney scored fifty in the first ODI and guided the hosts to an eight-wicket victory. There are plenty of all-rounders on the Australian XI. Furthermore, the batting lineup lacks experienced players the captain can depend on, even though this gives the bowling attack more variation.
The two most important middle-order players will be Ellyse Perry and Beth Mooney. Another collapse could occur if these two leave early. All-rounders Tahlia McGrath and Annabel Sutherland are their next best options at bat and bowl, respectively, but we don’t think they’ll form a strong combination.
If they come in to bat with a good score on the board, the lower-middle order of this batting lineup can provide the finishing touches. The captain will be driven to improve her form at the top and give the team a strong start.
Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Alyssa Healy (c), Darcie Brown, Heather Graham, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath (vc)
Players to watch out for:
Mooney scored fifty in the first ODI and guided the hosts to an eight-wicket victory.
All-rounders Tahlia McGrath is their next best option at bat and bowl.
Possible Playing XI:
Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Phoebe Litchfield, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Alana King, Kim Garth, Megan Schutt
Despite being put to bat first, South Africa Women’s score in the second ODI was below average. Marizanne Kapp led the batting performance, followed by Anneke Bosch and Chloe Tryon, who both contributed usefully deeper down the order.
Marizanne Kapp believed otherwise, despite the fact that a 234-run objective would not have seen as competitive for the formidable Australian team. She played a crucial role in ensuring the guests had a successful start.
Another important bowler in this line-up is Nadine de Klaark. In the first ODI, she had dismissed the Australian captain and ended with 2 for 26. Their confidence should be high after their recent victory, and we believe they will play solid ball resistance when they arrive in Perth.
But their consistency and form are lacking in the batting. Tamzin Brits, the opener, has scored 21 and 1 in her past two innings, while skipper Laura Wolvaardt has scored 0 and 4 in her last two appearances.
Nevertheless, the middle-order partnerships collapsed, which had an impact on the total, because Sune Luus and Nadine Klerk were unable to convert their beginnings.
Looking at the bright side, South Africa should be prepared for the task posed by a diverse Australian bowling attack.
Nadine de Klerk, Sune Luus, Meike De Ridder (wk), Sinalo Jafta, Ayabonga Khaka, Ayanda Hlubi, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Laura Wolvaardt (c), Tazmin Brits, Anneke Bosch, Chloe Tryon, Eliz-Mari Marx, Marizanne Kapp.
Players to watch out for:
Both teams, in our opinion, will be eager to bowl first in this match because the previous game demonstrated that bowlers had the advantage on this field. Among the South African team, bowling all-arounder Kapp will be someone to keep an eye on.
Nadine de Klaark
Another important bowler in this line-up is Nadine de Klaark. In the first ODI, she had dismissed the Australian captain and ended with 2 for 26. Their confidence should be high after their recent victory, and we believe they will play solid resistance when they arrive in Perth.
Possible Playing XI:
Laura Wolvaardt (c), Tazmin Brits, Sune Luus, Marizanne Kapp, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Anneke Bosch, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Masabata Klaas, Ayanda Hlubi, Eliz-mari Marx
Australia vs South Africa Women Toss Prediction:
This pitch appears to be tricky to bat on. It won’t be simple to score highly. Bowlers have the ability to start strong and put pressure on the team batting first. We predict that both sides will try to bowl first, especially in light of the outcome of the most recent game.
Australia vs South Africa Women Pitch Report:
The surface is well-balanced and offers some assistance to the bowlers. As the Australia vs South Africa Women game goes on, seamers move off the pitch, and spinners also receive some assistance. On the day of the match, Sydney will have a high of 24 degrees Celsius and wind.
Australia vs South Africa Women Match Report:
Both sides will be trying to find consistency after experiencing batting failures in their most recent games. After an incredible comeback in the second ODI, the visitors will be feeling confident going into this encounter. Australia Women have had plenty experience playing cricket here, so they should be able to turn things around and recover quickly. The bowling attack of the hosts is excellent and can cause the visitors more problems. Australia Women will have an early advantage in this Australia vs South Africa Women competition and are our favourites to prevail.
Australia is to win the Australia vs South Africa Women match at the odds of 1.17.
Australia vs South Africa Women Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Mooney scored fifty in the first ODI and guided the hosts to an eight-wicket victory. For fans she can be the most profitable player to bet for in the Australia vs South Africa Women game.