ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Match 19 & 20, Group B, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Match 19 & 20, Group B, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details

Stafanie Taylor has been ruled out of the tournament after she developed a groin injury in the last match.

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South Africa women. (Photo by Will Russell-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

The teams going into the semi-finals of the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup have already been decided. Even as from Group A, India and Australia have qualified, South Africa and England have made it through from Group B. But The fixtures are yet to be decided. The encounter between South Africa and the West Indies at the Sydney Showground Stadium would put an end to the same.

If the Proteas win then they would be finishing atop the points table with four victories. In that case, they would be locking horns Australia in the semis with England playing against India. In the other game in Group B, Thailand and Pakistan are scheduled to face off at the same venue. Pakistan bowed out after their loss to the Proteas and they would be looking to end on a winning note.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Showground hasn’t been a belter by any means. The spinners have mostly dictated terms in helpful conditions. All three games played here have been won by the teams, batting first. The weather forecast isn’t promising for Tuesday. There are predictions of heavy shower from 2 PM until the end of the day. It won’t be a surprise if both the matches in Sydney get washed.

Pakistan vs Thailand, Match 19, Group B

Team Combination

Pakistan

For Pakistan, Aliyah Riaz and Javeria Khan have 80 and 82 runs respectively. But apart from them, there’s not much to talk about their batting. The likes of Nida Dar and Muneeba Ali have also floundered. Dar has five wickets though. In bowling, fast bowler Aiman Anwer has six wickets to her name. Diana Baig has managed quite a bit of seam movement thus far and also has five wickets.

Probable XI

Muneeba Ali, Javeria Khan (C), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Iram Javed, Aiman Anwar, Diana Baig, Syeda Aroob Shah, Anam Amin

Thailand

Thailand’s bowling has looked decent in patches. Suleeporn Laomi and Nattaya Boochatham have economy rates in the 6s. Soraya Lateh has a couple of wickets. Their batting hasn’t threatened oppositions thus far. Nattakam Chantam and Nannapat Koncharoenkai had a couple of scores in the 30s. Kamchomphu got 26 in one of the games, but apart from that, Thailand have found it tough.

Probable XI

Nattakam Chantam, Nattaya Boochatham, Nannapat Koncharoenkai (wk), Naruemoi Chaiwai, Sornnarin Tippoch (C), Onnicha Kamchomphu, Chanida Sutthiruang, Wongpaka Leingprasert, Suleeporn Laomi, Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Soraya Lateh

Probable Top Performers

Diana Baig– Pakistan |  Nattakam Chantam – Thailand

Broadcast Details

TV: Star Sports

Live Streaming – Hotstar

Match Timings – 09:30 IST; 15:00 local; 04:00 GMT

The prediction is for Pakistan to win the match.

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West Indies vs South Africa, Match 20, Group B

Team Combination

West Indies

Stafanie Taylor has been ruled out of the tournament after she developed a groin injury in the last match. Her replacement hasn’t been named though. Britney Cooper twisted her ankle and even Chinelle Henry isn’t in the greatest of shapes. Coach Gus Logie is now finding it tough to field a fit playing eleven. Barring the game against Thailand, the West Indies have been at their best one bit.

Probable XI

Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Chedean Nation, Britney Cooper/Sheneta Grimmond, Lee-Ann Kirby, Aaliyah Alleyne, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman

South Africa

The Proteas are unlikely to make any changes for the game. Lizelle Lee has a century to her name. Laura Wolvaardt notched an unbeaten 53 against Pakistan. Marizanne Kapp hasn’t had an outright failure, scoring 69 runs in two matches. Dane van Niekerk has four wickets and it’s time for her to come back from the twin failures. Pacer Shabnim Ismail is their top wicket-taker with five scalps.

Probable XI

Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk (C), Marizanne Kapp, Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Chloe Tyron, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayobanga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba

Probable Top Performers

Hayley Matthews – West Indies |  Marizanne Kapp – South Africa

Broadcast Details

TV: Star Sports

Live Streaming – Hotstar

Match Timings – 13:30 IST; 19:00 local; 08:00 GMT

The prediction is for South Africa to win the match.

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