ENG-W vs SA-W 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
England Women will take on South Africa Women in the first of three WT20Is. The game will be played at the County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford starting at 19:00 local time on Monday July 18th.
England Women ended the WODI series with successive big wins over South Africa Women and they will come into this series full of confidence. The squad will be slightly different from the ODIs, with Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Alice Davidson-Richards, Charlie Dean and Emma Lamb giving way to Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Freya Davies, Sarah Glenn, Freya Kemp and Bryony Smith. England Women have not played a game in this format since losing to Australia Women by 9 wickets at the Adelaide Oval in January. However, the team has undergone many changes since that match and there will be a fresh look to the XI.
South Africa Women need to find a way to kick start their tour after seven games without a win and there were few signs in the final WODIs that this could happen. They lost in Bristol by 114 runs and Leicester by 109 runs and they will welcome a new format to test themselves against England Women. Some of their most consistent players continue to perform well across all formats but it is the additional players in the XI who are proving to be not quite up to the level required. Chloe Tryon top scored for South Africa Women in the ODI series with Nadine de Klerk topping their wicket list.
ENG-W vs SA-W 1st T20 Pitch Report
The match will be played at the County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford. With short boundaries, expect to see plenty of sixes, although there will be assistance for the bowlers on this wicket.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for England vs South Africa Women 1st T20 Match 2022
ENG Women Predicted Playing 11
Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Alice Davidson Richards, Charlie Dean, Freya Davies, Kate Cross, Sophie Dunkley, Issy Wong and Sophie Ecclestone.
SA Women Predicted Playing 11
Andrie Steyn, Sune Luus, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tyron, Nadine de Klerk, Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune/Anneke Bosch
ENG Women vs SA Women Prediction
Although we expect this game to be much closer than the last two WODIs, we do predict that England Women will be too strong. The hosts are going through a period of giving opportunities to younger players but they are coming into a successful unit. We expect South Africa Women to put in a stronger performance but England Women to win.
England Women are favorites to beat South Africa Women