ICC Women’s World Cup: South Africa Face England for Place in Final

March 30, 2022

ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Match #30
Hagley Oval, Christchurch

South Africa South Africa
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England England

South Africa will face England in the second semi-final of the 2022 International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday.

Both teams have competed in 39 matches in the history of the 50-over format where England have a far better record with 29 wins compared to seven victories of the Proteas.

However, in the faceoff earlier in the campaign, it was South Africa who came out on top with a three-wicket margin.

Team Status

South Africa:

South Africa will be coming into the contest as favorites after their stunning performance in this year’s competition.

The team has been in outstanding form after winning five out of the seven matches which include just one defeat, which is why they finished in the second position on the points table with 11 points.

The management will be hoping for similar kinds of performances in the matches to come.

The batting form of Laura Wolvaardt is a big positive for the team as she is the leading run-getter in the competition with 433 runs at an average of 61.85, which include five half-centuries in just seven innings.

Other than that, Sune Luus has been amongst the runs as well as she has scored 249 runs at an average of 35.57.

In the wickets column, three bowlers have been running the show with 10 or more wickets to their name including pacers Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp and Marizanne Kapp.


England will be coming into the contest as slightly underdogs, largely because of the result against the same opponents earlier in the campaign.

The side, who are the defending champions in this year’s competition, had a slow start where they suffered three consecutive defeats and had to win four matches in a row to secure their place in the last four.

The management will be hoping that the players will be able to continue their momentum in the remaining matches as well.

In terms of the batting performance, Nat Sciver is leading the charts for England with 273 runs at an average of 54.60 along with the strike-rate of 82.72, which include a century and a fifty. Other than her, wicketkeeper-batter Tammy Beaumont and young all-rounder Sophia Dunkley has also scored more than 200 runs in the campaign.

The bowling department has been overwhelmingly dependent on the performances of the spin duo of Sophie Ecclestone and Charlie Dean. They have 14 and 10 wickets respectively.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand South Africa Women England Women
Sportsbet.io 1.62 2.32
PariPesa 1.624 2.328
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After their last four matches on the trot, Defending Champions England women will be favorites to win their game against South Africa women. The sportsbook on Sportsbet.io has England women priced at 1.62 and South Africa women at 2.32.

Tipster’s Angle

Top Batsman-South Africa women- Laura [email protected]

Skipper Meg Lanning has topped the batting charts for South Africa women with 433 runs at an average of 61.86 with five half-centuries. She will be keen to continue his rich vein of form against England women. She is expected to score over well 30.5 runs and top-score for South Africa women. This odd has been sourced from DafaBet.

Top Bowler-England women- Sophie [email protected]

Left-arm orthodox spinner has been premier bowler for England women in this year’s World Cup. Ecclestone is currently leading wicket-taker in the competition and is backed to be top bowler for England women. This odds have been sourced from DafaBet.


The knockout encounter is expected to be a feisty contest between two in-form teams coming on the back of winnings in their recent matches.

On paper, it is very hard to pick a winner as teams look highly competitive, at least in terms of skillset. The form suggests that South Africa must have an edge whereas history suggests that England will be able to rise above this challenge and book their place in the grand finale once again.

Looking at the overall form of the players, Proteas look a touch better side and therefore, the prediction is for them to secure a win and book their place in the final. 

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