On Thursday, February 9, the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023’s first match will be between Sri Lanka and South Africa. Newlands in Cape Town will host the match. After winning the recent T20I tri-series against India and the West Indies, South Africa, led by Sune Luus, will be overflowing with confidence. In the final, they defeated India, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, by five wickets, thanks to Chloe Tryon’s 32-ball 57 with six fours and two sixes.
Dane van Niekerk, an all-rounder, was dropped from the squad because of “fitness issues.” Marizanne Kapp was on compassionate leave to care for her wife, van Niekerk, who was “broken” after missing out on a T20 World Cup spot. As a result, Marizanne Kapp was unable to compete in the tri-series final. In the batting and bowling departments, Kapp is expected to be a major contributor for South Africa. Ayobonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, and Laura Wolvaardt have all won matches before at the highest level.
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It is anticipated that Newlands’ pitch will be adequate for batting. It’s possible that the match won’t end with a lot of goals scored. Teams should go ahead and field first after winning the toss because the teams chasing have won the most games.
At this time, there is no chance of rain. The humidity will be in the 60s and the temperature will be around 22 degrees Celsius.
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