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ENG-W vs SA-W, 7th Match, Commonwealth Games 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: England Women vs South Africa Women, (ENG-W vs SA-W, 7th Match)

Date: August 2, 2022 – 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For those in India, the Commonwealth Games will be broadcasted live on the Sony Sports Network. Watch the cricket contest between England and South Africa women on Sony Six and Six HD. You can also stream the match live on Sony LIV application.

England Women vs South Africa Women, 7th Match:

The 7th match of the women’s T20 competition in the Commonwealth Games 2022 will feature England and South Africa women going head to head in a Group B fixture. The two teams will clash at the Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday, August 2.

England women are coming off a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their opening game of the tournament. England’s bowlers were on song on Saturday as they restricted Sri Lanka to only 106/9 in 20 overs. Sophie Ecclestone snared 3 for 25 in her four overs while Freya Kemp and Issy Wong picked two scalps each.  Chasing the target, England were in a bit of a bother, losing 4 for 63 in 10.1 overs. But Alice Capsey’s 44 and Maia Bouchier’s 21 not out was enough to take them over the line.

South Africa, on the other hand, lost their first match of the competition by 13 runs at the hands of New Zealand. Their bowling attack had no answers to New Zealand openers, Suzie Bates in particular, who went on to score an unbeaten 91 off 64 to post 167/2. Mignon du Preez (26) and Laura Wolvaardt (28) had starts but couldn’t convert. Chloe Tryon smashed 39 off 17 while Sune Luus made 18-ball 32 but the target proved to be too steep.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for ENG-W vs SA-W, 7th Match

The pitches at Edgbaston in Birmingham are usually good for batting. A total of 89 men’s T20Is have been played here, with the average first innings score reading 163. In the ongoing tournament, the women’s teams have done well, with the average first innings score of 143 from six games.

A couple of morning showers are expected in Birmingham on Tuesday, which could affect the match. There’s a 62% chance of rain, with the temperature around 24°C.

England Women – Expected XI and Team News

England were without their regular skipper Heather Knight in the opening fixture due to a hip injury she picked up on July 21. If she’s fit for Tuesday’s game, Maia Bouchier could be the one to miss out. In the bowling department, England have Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Freya Kemp, and Issy Wong.

Probable XI – Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones (wk), Heather Knight/Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Issy Wong, Sarah Glenn

South Africa Women – Expected XI and Team News

South Africa had suffered a big blow ahead of the tournament with all-rounder Marizanne Kapp missing out due to family reasons. Delmi Tucker has replaced Kapp in the playing XI. Their bowling attack comprises Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka and Nonkululeko Mlaba along with all-rounders.

Probable XI – Tazmin Brits, Anneke Bosch, Sune Luus (c), Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tryon, Delmi Tucker, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba

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

Total Encounters – 22

England Women Won – 18

South Africa Women Won – 3

No Result – 1

England lead the last five encounters by 4-1.

7th Match: Five players to watch out for in the ENG-W vs SA-W match

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

Sophie Ecclestone: Bowler, England

The world no. 1 T20I bowler Sophie Ecclestone has been sensational in recent times. She has claimed 76 wickets from 54 matches at an economy of 5.95 and strike rate of 15.6. She has picked eight wickets in her last four games while also smashing 33* off 12 in one innings. Ecclestone is a top C/VC option, priced at 9 credits.

Nat Sciver: All-rounder, England

Nat Sciver is one of the most valuable players in the game. The all-rounder has a good record in T20I cricket, having scored 1821 runs at an average of 25 with 10 fifties while also picking 73 wickets at a strike rate of 19.2. Sciver has scored 101 runs in the last four innings with one wicket. She’s a great C/VC option, priced at 10 credits.

Chloe Tryon: All-rounder, South Africa

Chloe Tryon is coming off an outstanding knock in the last game, where she blasted 39 off 17. The all-rounder has 855 runs in the T20I format from 75 matches at an average of 20 while striking at 139. She also has 22 wickets with the ball. Tryon has been in good form and is a good pick, coming at 8.5 credits.

Laura Wolvaardt: Batter, South Africa

One of the key players for South Africa, Laura Wolvaardt has done well in T20I cricket despite moving up and down the order. She has scored 218 in her last 10 matches at an average of 36 while striking at 126. She scored 55 in the first T20I of the recent series against England. She is priced at 9.5 credits.

Danni Wyatt: Bowler, England

Danni Wyatt is one of the most destructive batters. She has scored over 2000 runs in her T20I career at an average of 21 with two hundreds and nine fifties. Wyatt has been terrific in her last 10 matches, having scored 331 runs at an average of 41 while striking at 138. She will cost you 9 credits on MPL. 

MPL Fantasy XI

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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