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IRE-W vs SA-W, 3rd T20I – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Ireland Women vs South Africa Women, (IRE-W vs SA-W, 3rd T20I)

Date: June 8, 2022 – 9 PM IST

Venue: Pembroke Cricket Club, Sandymount, Dublin

Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The series between Ireland and South Africa will not be televised in India. However, you can watch the match on the online live streaming platform Fancode app at 9 PM IST on Wednesday. 

Ireland Women vs South Africa Women, 3rd T20I: 

The three-match T20I series between Ireland and South Africa is poised well as they head into the third game with the series levelled 1-1. The two teams will meet in the series decider at Pembroke Cricket Club in Dublin on Wednesday. 

South Africa defeated the hosts by eight wickets on Monday to level the series. Tumi Sekhukhune and Nadine de Klerk picked two wickets each while Shabnim Ismail claimed 1 for 13 in her four overs as they restricted Ireland to only 106/7. Lara Goodall opened the innings and registered her maiden T20I fifty, scoring 52 off 40. Anneke Bosch remained unbeaten on 32 as they crossed the line with five overs to spare. 

Earlier in the series, Ireland women claimed a historic win over South Africa, winning the first T20I by 10 runs. Gaby Lewis scored 52 off 38 in that game while Leah Paul scored 47 and picked 1/21. With the series on the line, expect a tough battle between the two teams on Wednesday. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for IRE-W vs SA-W, 3rd T20I 

Pembroke Cricket Club in Dublin is expected to produce a sporting pitch with enough assistance for seamers. Batters should enjoy the surface as well. The two matches played here in the series saw first innings scores of 143/7 and 106/7. 

The weather forecast for Dublin on Wednesday doesn’t look great as there’s an 80% chance of precipitation. The match could be affected by the rain. 

Ireland Women – Expected XI and Team News 

Ireland are missing a few of their players in the series. They went in with the same playing XI in the second game. Gaby Lewis and Leah Paul have been good with the bat while Arlene Kelly has done an impressive job. 

Probable XI – Gaby Lewis (c), Leah Paul, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Jane Maguire, Sophie MacMahon, Georgina Dempsey, Mary Waldron (wk), Rachel Delany, Cara Murray, Celeste Raack 

South Africa Women – Expected XI and Team News 

South Africa are without the services of their top players Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk and Lizelle Lee. They went with an unchanged playing XI in the second T20I. Experienced pacer Ayabonga Khaka sat out of both the games but could be brought back in this fixture. 

Probable XI – Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Tazmin Brits, Anneke Bosch, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Nonkululeko Mlaba/Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune

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

Total Encounters – 11

Ireland Women Won – 1

South Africa Women Won – 10

South Africa lead the last five encounters by 4-1. 

3rd T20I: Five players to watch out for in the IRE-W vs SA-W match

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

Lara Goodall: Batter, South Africa

Lara Goodall, the 26yr old batter doesn’t have a great record in the T20 format. She has 181 runs from 12 innings at an average of over 20. The left hand batter has been promoted to open the innings in the ongoing series. She was dismissed for a duck in the first game but was superb in the second, scoring 52 off 40 balls. Priced at 8.5 credits, Goodall can be a good C/VC option. 

Gaby Lewis: Batter, Ireland 

Gaby Lewis has been one of the key players for Ireland for a while. The 21yr old has a very good record in T20 internationals, having scored 1078 runs in 50 matches at an average of 25 and strike rate of 113. She has blasted one hundred and six fifties in the format. Lewis has been terrific in the series, scoring 52 in the first T20I and following it up with 31 in the second. She’s priced at 9.5 credits and is a solid C/VC option. 

Shabnim Ismail: Bowler, South Africa 

Shabnim Ismail is one of the best pacers in the world. The 33yr old has played 100 T20 matches for South Africa and has picked 112 wickets at an economy of 5.76 and strike rate of 18.8. She has two five-wicket hauls to her credit with best of 5/12. Shabnim has done well in the series, picking 1/25 and 1/13 in two games. She’s priced at 9 credits on the MPL app. 

Leah Paul: All-rounder, Ireland  

Leah Paul is a bowling all-rounder who has been promoted to top of the order in the absence of main players. She was superb in the first T20I, scoring 47 runs and picking 1/21. The left arm orthodox spinner has 19 wickets to her name in 18 innings at an economy of 5.38 and strike rate of 17. Her best figures in the format read 4/16. Paul is priced at 9 credits. 

Anneke Bosch: Batter, South Africa 

The 28yr old batting all-rounder has only played a handful of T20 matches for South Africa but has done well. She has scored 153 runs from eight matches at an average of over 30 with one fifty. With the ball, she has taken six wickets at a strike rate of 13. Bosch has made useful contributions in the series, scoring 61 runs and picking one wicket. She’s priced at 8.5 credits. 

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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