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ENG-W vs SA-W, 2nd ODI – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: England Women vs South Africa Women, (ENG-W vs SA-W, 2nd ODI)

Date: July 15, 2022 – 6:30 PM IST

Venue: County Ground, Bristol

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For those in India, you can watch all the live action between England and South Africa women on Sony Sports Network. Catch the second ODI live on Sony Six and Six HD at 6:30 PM IST on Friday. You can also watch the game on online streaming platform Sony LIV.

England Women vs South Africa Women, 2nd ODI

England Women claimed a 1-0 lead in the series against South Africa with a comprehensive victory in the first ODI at Northampton. The visitors will be looking to level the series when they meet in the second match at the County Ground in Bristol on Friday, July 15.

The first ODI witnessed England chase down the target of 219 with five wickets and 17.5 overs to spare. Katherine Brunt snared 3 for 18 while Nat Sciver took career-best 4 for 59 as they bowled out South Africa to 218. Laura Wolvaardt scored 43 at the top while Chloe Tryon made a magnificent career-best 88 off 73. Nadine de Klerk made a crucial 38 to support Tryon.

Chasing the target, the hosts lost Tammy Beaumont early but Emma Lamb added 78 runs with Sophia Dunkley and further 89 with Nat Sciver. Lamb brought up her maiden century in only her second innings, scoring 102 off 97 while Sciver smashed 55 off just 38.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for ENG-W vs SA-W, 2nd ODI

The County Ground in Bristol has been pretty good for batting over the years, with early assistance for seamers. A total of 30 ODIs have been played here across men and women’s cricket, with the average first innings score reading 239. The highest total recorded here was 373/5 by England women against South Africa.

The weather at Bristol is expected to be sunny and warm on Friday afternoon. There’s a minimal chance of precipitation while the temperature hovers around 25°C.

England – Expected XI and Team News

England preferred Emma Lamb at the top of the order and she took her opportunity with both hands. Danni Wyatt returns to her lower middle order role. The bowling attack comprises Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlie Dean and all-rounder Nat Sciver.

Probable XI – Tammy Beaumont, Emma Lamb, Sophia Dunkley, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones (wk), Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlie Dean, Kate Cross

South Africa – Expected XI and Team News

South Africa expectedly picked Andrie Steyn as the opening partner of Laura Wolvaardt. Nadine de Klerk was preferred ahead of Anneke Bosch. The bowling attack had Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune and Nonkululeko Mlaba along with all-rounders Marizanne Kapp and de Klerk.

Probable XI – Andrie Steyn, Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Marizanne Kapp, Trisha Chetty (wk), Nadine de Klerk, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Ayabonga Khaka

Head to head record of ENG-W vs SA-W

Total Encounters – 41

England Won – 31

South Africa Won – 9

England lead the last five encounters by 4-1.

2nd ODI: Five players to watch out for in the ENG-W vs SA-W

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Nat Sciver: All-rounder, England

Nat Sciver, one of the best in the business, has been in incredible form. She has scored 491 runs in the last 10 ODI matches at an average of 70 while striking at 97. Sciver has two hundreds and two fifties in this period. The all-rounder scored an unbeaten 169 in the one-off Test and 55 in the first ODI while also claiming career-best bowling figures of 4/59. Sciver is a top C/VC pick, coming at 10 credits.

Katherine Brunt: All-rounder, England

One of the greatest players in women’s cricket, Katherine Brunt has an enviable record in fifty-over cricket. She has 170 wickets in 141 matches at an average of 24, including five five-fors and three four-wicket hauls. Brunt also has over 1000 runs at 18 average with two fifties. She’s coming off a sensational spell in the first ODI, picking 3 for 18 in nine overs. Brunt is a good C/VC option at 9 credits.

Marizanne Kapp: All-rounder, South Africa

Marizanne Kapp is the most valuable player for South Africa. The all-rounder has scored over 2200 runs in 127 ODIs and has picked 177 wickets. Kapp also terrific in the World Cup, picking 11 wickets and scoring 203 runs. She has been in good touch, scoring 150 & 43* in the one-off Test. Kapp picked 1/45 in the first ODI and remains a good pick at 9.5 credits.

Laura Wolvaardt: Batter, South Africa

Laura Wolvaardt has been one of the most consistent performers in world cricket in recent times. The right hand batter has amassed 3082 runs in 78 ODI matches at an average of 45. Wolvaardt has registered three hundreds and 27 fifties in the format. She has scored 72 and 43 in her last two One-Day innings. She will cost you 9.5 credits.

Sophie Ecclestone: Bowler, England 

Sophie Ecclestone is the world no. 1 bowler in women’s ODIs and has an excellent record in limited overs cricket. The left arm spinner has 77 wickets in 48 ODIs at an economy of 3.70. She has snared 22 wickets in the last 10 matches at a strike rate of 26. Ecclestone picked 1 for 30 in the last game and comes at 9 credits.

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Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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