ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Match 15, Group B, South Africa vs Pakistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Match 15, Group B, South Africa vs Pakistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Dane van Niekerk or Sune Luus or Lizelle Lee? Who should be your captaincy pick?

Lizelle Lee
Lizelle Lee. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy-ICC/ICC via Getty Images )

Match Details:

The 15th match of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will be played between South Africa and Pakistan at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney.

The match starts at 03:00 PM local time (4:00 AM GMT) (9:30 AM IST). This match will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports2 HD. Live Streaming will be available on Hotstar.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The match 15 of the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup will see South Africa and Pakistan locking horns on Sunday. It is a crucial game for Pakistan who have already lost their skipper Bismah Maroof as they will have to win this encounter to stay alive in the tournament. They had begun the tournament on a high beating West Indies comfortably but went down to England to make things tougher for them.

South Africa, on the other hand, are enjoying the top spot in the group B points table having defeated England and Thailand in their first two matches. Another victory here will seal their semi-final qualification and the Dane van Niekerk-led side will be keen on doing the same when they take the field against Pakistan.

Weather Report

There will be intermittent clouds in the lead up to the game but there are no chances of rain whatsoever. The sun is expected to come out around 4 PM local time while the temperature is expected to hover around 26-28 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

The surface at the Showground Stadium in Sydney has been on the slower side. India defended 132 successfully in the tournament opener against Australia and the spinners will have their say without an iota of doubt. The team winning the toss is expected to bat.

Average first innings score: 126 [In the last 4 Women’s T20s played at the venue]

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 1

Injury & Availability News

Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof has been ruled out of the tournament due to thumb injury. Javeria Khan has been appointed the captain while Nahida Khan has been named Maroof’s replacement.

Probable Playing XIs

South Africa Women

Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk (C), Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty (WK), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba.

Bench – Nadine de Clerk, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nondumiso Shangase.

Pakistan Women

Muneeba Ali, Javeria Khan (C), Nahida Khan/Ayesha Naseem, Nida Dar, Iram Javed, Omaima Sohail, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Aiman Anwer, Diana Baig, Sadia Iqbal.

Bench – Anam Amin, Fatima Sana, Syeda Aroob Shah, Ayesha Naseem/Nahida Khan.

Top Picks

For South Africa, Lizelle Lee is coming off a scintillating century against Thailand while Dane van Niekerk and Sune Luus are also in decent nick. Kapp didn’t play the previous game but is expected to be back for this game and if playing, she has to be your top pick. With spinners likely to make an impact, Mlaba can also be a good option.

For Pakistan, Javeria Khan is the lone exceptional batter who can give more Fantasy points. Apart from her, Muneeba Ali is an interesting player while Nida Dar can also make an impact with her all-round skills.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain – Dane van Niekerk, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus

Vice-Captain – Javeria Khan, Nida Dar, Shabnim Ismail

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket

Keeper – Lizelle Lee

Batters – Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Sune Luus (VC), Chloe Tryon

All-Rounders- Nida Dar, Dane van Niekerk (C), Marizanne Kapp

Bowlers- Diana Baig, Aiman Anwer, Shabnim Ismail


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket

Keeper – Lizelle Lee (C), Trisha Chetty

Batters – Javeria Khan (VC), Muneeba Ali, Sune Luus, Mignon du Preez

All-Rounders- Nida Dar, Dane van Niekerk

Bowlers- Aiman Anwer, Sadia Iqbal, Ayabonga Khaka


Expert Advice

It wouldn’t be a bad ploy to make one of the South Africa VC of your Dream11 Fantasy team as South Africa are expected to pick more wickets than Pakistan.

Probable Winners

South Africa Women are expected to win the match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.