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WI-W vs SA-W, 4th ODI – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: West Indies Women vs South Africa Women, 4th ODI (WI-W vs SA-W) 

Date: September 16, 2021 (7:30 PM)

Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

WI-W vs SA-W, 4th ODI: Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The Indian viewers will be able to watch the fourth ODI match between West Indies Women and South Africa Women live on the FanCode app and also on the FanCode website,  from 7:30 PM IST on 16th September, Thursday.

WI-W vs SA-W, 4th ODI – What to expect: 

South Africa might have looked a bit shaky in the T20I series, but in this ongoing ODI series, they have not put a foot wrong. The Proteas have won the first three ODIs of this five-match series, and have subsequently won the series as well.

More than the results, what has been more impressive is the manner in which they have won the first three ODIs. They have looked in control of the proceedings in every single game, as it seemed that West Indies never had a chance of winning any of those matches. After an 8-wicket win in the first ODI, Dane van Niekerk’s girls registered a 9-wicket victory in the second match.

In the last match, van Niekerk won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first. As has been the case often in this series, the South African bowlers took very little time to put West Indies on the back-foot, as West Indies lost two wickets inside the sixth over. Despite Rashada Williams and Deandra Dottin’s resolute partnership, all West Indies could manage was 157. South Africa chased it down pretty easily, as Lizelle Lee played yet another blinder of a knock.

Pitch Report of WI-W vs SA-W, 4th ODI

Strangely, this pitch was looked unplayable whenever West Indies were batting, when every time South African batters were in action, the pitch looked like a flat batting surface. This only shows that the pitch has plenty of assistance for the batters, but only if the willow-wielders possess the necessary skill-sets to read the pitch and play shots on the merit of the balls.

West Indies Women, Expected XI and Team News 

West Indies made a bold call to change their opening pair in the last match. The hosts introduced young wicket-keeper Rashada Williams in place of the underperforming Kyshona Knight. That decision turned out to be the perfect call, as Williams played a gritty knock of 37 runs under very difficult circumstances. So, she is likely to retain her place in the team. Shamilia Connell was given another chance to justify her selection after a poor second ODI, but she failed to impress yet again, as she did not pick up any wickets. West Indies might try to change their bowling attack by reintroducing Aaliyah Alleyne in the playing XI.

Probable XI – Hayley Matthews, Rashada Williams (wk), Chedean Nation, Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight. Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Anisa Mohammed (c), Qiana Joseph, Aaliyah Alleyne/Shamilia Connell, Karishma Ramharack

South Africa Women, Expected XI and Team News 

There is no reason for South Africa to change their winning combination, but now that they have already bagged the series, they might rest a few players who have been playing regularly, so as to give some of the youngsters a chance to prove their mettle. Sune Luus has played all six matches in this tour thus far, and if South Africa wants to give her some rest, they have a young all-rounder in their squad in Nadine de Klerk. 21-year-old spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba did well in the T20I series, and she might be given a chance in this match.

Probable XI – Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodall, Nadine de Klerk/Sune Luus, Dane van Niekerk (c), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Trisha Chetty (wk), Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Nonkululeko Mlaba/Tumi Sekhukhune

Head to head record of WI-W vs SA-W 

This series might portray that South Africa have always had the upper hand against West Indies, but the story was completely different before this series. The head-to-head record of these two teams was tied at 10-10 previously, but thanks to their dominating performances in this series, South Africa now have a 13-10 lead against the women from the Caribbean.

South Africa Women – 13

West Indies Women – 10

No Result – 2

Tie – 1

4th ODI: Five players to watch out for in the West Indies Women vs South Africa Women match 

Here we take a look at the key players to watch out for in the fourth ODI:

Lizelle Lee: Batter, South Africa Women

Lizelle Lee has hardly had a bad day at the office in this tour, and she played yet another match-winning knock in the last match, The South African opening batter scored 78 runs in 120 balls, hitting 9 fours in the process. As for her numbers in the ODI series, she is number one on the list of highest run-scorers, with 187 runs to her name. Lee is also one of two batters to have scored more than one half-century in this series.

Laura Wolvaardt: Batter, South Africa Women

All throughout this series, Laura Wolvaardt played a supporting hand to Lee’s act of absolute carnage. It was exactly the same in the third ODI as well, where he scored 53 runs from 68 deliveries, which included six fours. She has amassed 160 runs in this series, and barring Lee, she is the only batter to have scored over 150 runs.

Marizanne Kapp: All-Rounder, South Africa Women

Marizanne Kapp has picked up 5 wickets in this series and is the joint second-highest wicket-taker from her team. She has not got a single chance to show what she can do with the bat, as the likes of Lee and Wolvaardt have always chased down majority of the runs. However, her ODI career stats say that Kapp has scored 2017 runs in 98 innings, which includes nine half-centuries and one century.

Dane van Niekerk: All-Rounder, South Africa Women

Like Lee, her captain and fellow all-rounder Dane van Niekerk also has not got a chance to show what she truly can produce with the bat, but she has played a few cameos. In the last match, she scored a run-a-ball 18, which helped her team get over the finishing line. The 28-year-old has picked up 4 wickets, and her economy rate of 2.11 is the second lowest by any bowler across the two teams.

Deandra Dottin: Batter, West Indies Women

The main reason behind West Indies’ failure in this series is their consistent batting collapse, as Deandra Dottin is the only West Indian batter who has managed to look the South African bowlers in the eye. She has scored 110 runs in three innings, and from the West Indian team, Dottin is the only player to have reached the 100-run mark. Her strike rate of 66.66 is the best among those West Indian batters who have scored more than 10 runs.

MPL Fantasy XI 

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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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