ZM-W vs SAW-E: The Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo will host the 2nd match of the series between Zimbabwe women and South Africa Women Emerging on May 20.
In the series opener at the Queens Sports Club, Zimbabwe Women won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first.
The South African side took the invitation with open arms as skipper Andrie Steyn scored a brilliant hundred alongside two solid cameos by Nondumiso Shangase and Anneke Bosch, helping them reach a total of 232/7. The pick of the bowlers was Tasmeen Granger with 3/44.
In reply, Zimbabwe Women started off sloppily but skipper Josephine Nkomo brought stability with her unbeaten 70 but couldn’t help her team get over the line. They lost the opening match by 32 runs courtesy of Michaela Andrews’ 3/48.
Match: Zimbabwe Women vs South Africa Women Emerging
Date & Time: 20th May 2021, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
ZM-W vs SAW-E Head-to-Head
Both teams have played 12 matches against each other over the years.
In their first-ever encounter in 2013, SAW-E whitewashed the hosts 4-0 with huge marginal wins. In Dec 2016, SAW-E lost the stand-alone T20 game by five wickets. Later, the visitors went on to win the One Day series 4-1 against the hosts.
SAW-E won their previous meeting at Bulawayo with ZIM-W by 32 runs to take the lead 10-2 overall.
The pitch at Queens Sports Club is a good one to bat on. This comes as evidence with the SAW-E skipper’s magnificent hundred in the series opener and cameos from batters throughout the game. The ball comes nicely onto the bat. The team winning the toss will definitely look to bat first.
With 10% chances of rain interruptions, the possibility of showers is very slim to none. It will be sunny and you can expect to enjoy an entire game’s play without any interruptions.
ZM-W vs SAW-E Predicted Playing XI
Chiedza Dhururu (WK), Modester Mupachikwa, Christabel Chatonzwa, Pellagia Mujaji, Precious Marange, Esther Mbofana, Josephine Nkomo (C), Nomvelo Sibanda, Nyasha Gwanzura, Tasmeen Granger, Lorraine Phiri
South Africa Women Emerging
Andrie Steyn (C), Tazmin Brits, Robyn Searle, Nondumiso Shangase, Anneke Bosch, Delmi Tucker, Michaela Andrews, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Jane Winster, T Macheke (WK)
ZM-W vs SAW-E Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Modester Mupachikwa
Batsmen: Andrie Steyn (captain), Precious Marange, Pellagia Mujaji
All-rounders: Anneke Bosch, Josephine Nkomo, Nondumiso Shangase
Bowlers: Michaela Andrews, Masabata Klaas (vice-captain), Tasmeen Granger, Nomvelo Sibanda