South Africa will get a fairy-tale ending at home if they find a way to contain the Australian juggernaut in Sunday’s Women’s T20 World Cup final in Cape Town. South Africa showed admirable fighting spirit to upset England in the semi-finals, but they will need a perfect game together to topple mighty Australia, who are a record five-time champions and in their seventh consecutive final. South Africa have made rapid strides in the last 12 months as they entered their maiden final of an ICC event here on Friday after making it to the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup last year.
In Laura Wolvaardt And tazmin britsA former world junior javelin champion whose Olympic dreams were shattered by a car accident in 2012, the South African has one of the best opening pairs in the tournament.
They both go into the final in top form and are vital to the team’s chances against Australia, who managed to beat India in the semi-finals despite not playing their best game.
all rounder Marijan Kapp Another key player for South Africa and played a much needed role in the semi-finals.
captain listen loos They think they have the best bowling attack in the world and why not when you have Shabnam Ismail and ayabonga blueprint in your ranks.
The visitors will be fully behind South Africa and the home team will want to feed them like on Friday.
Australia had easily beaten South Africa in the group stage, but they will be wary of them in the title clash.
Australia, who have so far been the most successful team in women’s cricket history, are looking to extend their dominance.
They have all the bases covered and no one is safe when they are on the chase. India needed only 39 runs from the last five overs but Australia did not give up and gave their 100 per cent on the field to swing the game in their favour.
Champion organizations find a way to win even when things aren’t going their way and meg lanning-The leadership side is known for this.
South Africa opener Britz was asked about Australia’s undisputed reign over the game after their famous win over England on Friday.
“I’m a bit too straight forward so I’m trying to work on that because I like to say things as they come – but at the end of the day cricket is a very fun game and Australia can top But at the end of the day at the top, you play the ball, you don’t play the players, and I think that’s what we’ve done in this England team.
“We didn’t play against England we always lost and it’s a constant reminder that I heard I was never in it. You know when they lose in the semi-finals it’s the first semi-final I’ve ever been in And the first one is against England so we’ll take it as it is but very excited to be in the final,” the opener said.
Australia: Meg Lanning (c), alyssa healy, Darcy Brown, Ashley Gardnerkim garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, alana king, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, ellyse perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland And Georgia Wareham,
South Africa: Sune Luus (c), Aneri Dirksen, Marijan Kapp, Lara Goodall, Ayabonga Khaka, chloe tryon, nadin de clarkShabnim Ismail, Tazmin Brits, Masabata Klass, Laura Wolvaardt, sinalo jafta, nonkululeko mlabaAnneke Bosch and Delmy Tucker,
The match will start at 6.30 pm Indian time.
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