New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 2020: 3rd T20I – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sophie Devine is in red hot form with the bat. She has scored two consecutive fifties against South Africa Women.

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Match Details:

The 3rd of the 5-match T20I series between New Zealand Women and South Africa Women will be played at Basin Reserve in Wellington.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (1:00 AM GMT) (6:30 AM IST).


South Africa Women have certainly struggled in the T20I series against New Zealand Women. The visitors have suffered back to back defeats in the shorter format. They are on the verge of losing the series and will have to do something exceptional to mark their comeback. The Proteas women have struggled due to the sudden dip in the form of their star players, who have so far failed to pull off good knocks with the bat.

Their top-order that comprises of Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt and Nadine de Klerk is expected to come up with some definite knocks that might help their side in making their comeback against New Zealand Women. The hosts will look to take an unassailable lead against the visitors by winning the 3rd T20I.

They have all their bases covered in the bowling and batting department. Sophie Devine is in red hot form, who has scored two back to back fifties against South Africa Women. She would be expected to replicate her form in the upcoming game as well.

Weather Condition/Report:

The Sun and the clouds will have a tough fight to outclass each other on the match day. The wind will blow at a rate of 15 and 32 km/hr whereas the temperature is expected to deviate between 13 and 20 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather. The bowlers will get a soothing atmosphere to bowl.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Basin Reserve is expected to go in the favour of batsmen in the first half of the game with bowlers having their say in the latter half. In this season of Super Smash, the batsmen managed to smash bowlers across the park in the first innings. And, in the second half bowlers made the batters struggle for every single run. It is expected to offer a good battle between bat and ball that can turn out to be an enthralling contest for the fans. As per the stats, the side winning the toss will look to bat first to be on the safer side.

Average 1st innings score: 173 (Games played in this season of Super Smash at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 5

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

South Africa Women:

Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tryon (c), Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba

Bench – Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Sune Luus, Nondumiso Shangase

New Zealand Women:

Rachel Priest (wk), Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katie Perkins, Katey Martin, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Amelia Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Leigh Kasperek

Bench – Holly Huddleston, Anna Peterson, Lauren Down, Jess Kerr

Top Picks:

Sophie Devine is in red hot form with the bat. She has scored two consecutive fifties against South Africa Women. She will be an obvious pick for any Dream11 Fantasy. Rachel Priest is another vital pick for any fantasy team, who can well contribute with the bat on her best days. Mignon du Preez and Laura Wolvaardt are the other players that cannot be ignored while pocking a fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Sophie Devine, Dane Van Niekerk (if she plays), Rachel Priest

Vice-captain options – Laura Wolvaardt, Amelia Kerr, Lizelle Lee

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Lizelle LeeRachel Priest

Batters – Suzie Bates, Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez (VC)

All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (C), Nadine de Klerk, Amelia Kerr

Bowlers – Leigh Kasperek, Ayabonga Khaka, Lea Tahuhu


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Rachel Priest (C), Trisha Chetty

Batters – Suzie Bates, Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez, Maddy Green

All-Rounders –Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr (VC)

Bowlers – Leigh Kasperek, Rosemary Mair, Ayabonga Khaka


Expert Advice:

On a good wicket that can offer balanced support to the bowlers and batters, the users should go with a team combination of two wicketkeepers, three batters, three all-rounders and three bowlers.

Probable Winners:

South Africa Women are expected to register their first win in the T20I series against New Zealand.

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.