In the run-up to the tournament, both Sri Lanka and South Africa won and lost a warm-up game. South Africa Women will win the game.
South Africa Women (SA-W) will face Sri Lanka Women (SL-W) in the opening game of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 on February 10 at Newlands in Cape Town. The hosts had a mixed bag of results in the warm-up games, winning one and losing one. They’d like to put their best foot forward against Chamari Athapaththu & Co. and begin their campaign with a win.
Sri Lanka, too, won one warm-up game before losing the other. However, if they are to beat Sune Luus & Co. on their home turf, they will need more contributions from their batters. The team’s management is hoping for a complete performance from Sri Lanka in the upcoming match.
SA-W vs SL-W Match Details
South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women, Match 1, Women’s T20 World Cup 2022
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Date & Time: February 10, 10:30 PM IST
The surface at Newlands is usually a little juiced up, and bowlers are likely to get some help with the new ball. The previous game at the venue was a low-scoring match between India and Australia, and chasing the target proved difficult. The side batting first has won four of the last five international matches played at the venue.
SA-W vs SL-W Probable Playing XIs
South Africa Women
Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Marizanne Kap, Sune Luus (C), Chloe Tryon, Anneke Bosch, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta (WK), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Sri Lanka Women
Harshitha Madavi, Chamari Athapaththu (C), Vishmi Gunaratne, Anushka Sanjeewani (WK), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Malsha Shehani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya