The first ODI of the upcoming series between South Africa (SA) and New Zealand (NZ) is all set to begin on Sunday, September 24. The South African team are fresh off their success against Pakistan and will look to cintunue the same momentum in the upcoming series, which includes three ODIs and five T20Is.
Laura Wollwardt will lead the South African side as her interim captaincy remains under review. Chloe Tryon, who missed the Pakistan tour, will be returning for this series. The ODIs will be held in Potchefstroom, Pietermaritzburg, and Durban and are a part of the Women’s Championship.
New Zealand’s squad for the South Africa tour includes newcomers Kate Anderson and Bella Armstrong, as well as the returning seamer Jess Kerr. Hayley Jensen will not be participating as she is still recovering from knee surgery. The team will be aiming to bounce back after their recent ODI series loss to Sri Lanka Women at home.
SA vs NZ Match Details:
Match: South Africa women vs New Zealand women, 1st ODI Match
Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
Date & Time: Sunday, September 24, 1:30 PM IST
Live Streaming Details: Sony Sports Network
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SA-W vs NZ-W Pitch Report:
The pitch of Senwes Park, Potchefstroom is quite balanced. The spinners could get some help on such a surface, so the batters will look to stay patient and slowly build their innings. Opting to bowl first and chasing the target down after winning the toss could prove to be an optimal decision.
SA-W vs NZ-W Head-to-Head Record:
Matches – 17, South Africa – 6, New Zealand – 11,
SA-W vs NZ-W Probable Playing XI
South Africa women (SA-W):
Laura Wolvaardt (c), Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Sune Luus, Nondumiso Shangase, Chloe Tryon, Delmi Tucker
New Zealand women (NZ-W):
Sophie Devine (c), Kate Anderson, Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout(wk), Eden Carson, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Lea Tahuhu
Probable Best Performers:
Probable Best Batter:
Suzie Bates (NZ-W)
Suzie Bates, known for her exceptional batting skills, has been consistently performing well in recent times. She has shown great proficiency in playing the new ball and handling swing in the early stages of the game. Moreover, she has proven to be adept at facing spinners during the middle overs, making her a valuable asset and a crucial wicket for any opposing team.
Probable Best Bowler:
Amelia Kerr (NZ-W)
The talented leg-spinner has the potential to be the standout performer due to her exceptional skills. Her ability to deliver a deceptive googly has proven to be a challenging task for opposing batters, making her a formidable threat for any team she faces.