The South African Women are hunting for their maiden World Cup title in the ongoing tournament. The current team of the South African women consists of the fierce and fearsome squad, combined with veteran and young guns, who have the ability to claim their maiden title in the Women ODI World Cup. So far, the Proteas women are unbeatable in the ODI World Cup, having won all of the games they partook in.
Talking about the history of these women in the World Cup, they have featured in six editions of the World Cup and have made it into the semi-finals twice. The first they made into the semi final was in 2000 and the second they made it into the same stage was in 2017. It took them 17 years to make it into the semi-finals and eventually lost to England by four wickets.
Although the South African Women dealt a major blow when Dane van Niekerk ruled out of the tournament with an injury, the likes of Lizelle Lee and Marizanne Kapp have been doing great work for their respective side.
In the last two games Kapp was significantly amazing both with the bat and ball and won player of the match awards against England and New Zealand.
Prior to the Women ODI World Cup, the ongoing year proved to be amazing for South Africa Women in ODIs. As they won 11 and lost only one out of the 15 ODIs they played, with the other two matches ending in ties. It seems that the Proteas women are carrying this momentum in the World Cup as they are yet to be beaten in the ongoing main tournament.
Apart from Kapp and Lee, the young batter such as Laura Wolvaardt has been amazing and it was predicted earlier that she would have played a key role in the South Africa batting line-up. Having established her as a vital cog in her team’s line-up, Laura has been a great batter in the ongoing tournament so far.
Standing in number 2 in the Women ODI World Cup, South Africa Women are aiming for their maiden title and so far they have made a successful and commendable journey to pursue their dream.
South Africa will now play against Australia, West Indies, and India on 22, 24, and 27 March, respectively. It should be noted here that apart from South Africa, Australia is the only team who is unbeaten in the ongoing tournament. So, the South Africa and Australia match would surely be a contest to watch out for as on that day any of the side will pick their maiden defeat in the ongoing Women ODI World Cup.
South Africa squad’s for ICC Women’s World Cup: Sune Luus (captain), Marizanne Kapp, Mignon Du Preez, Chloe Tyron, Shabnim Ismail, Trisha Chetty, Taznim Brits, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Sinalo Jafta, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Ayabonga Khaka, and Tumi Sekhukhune.
South Africa women’s World Cup Schedule
5 Mar – v Bangladesh
11 Mar – v Pakistan
14 Mar – v England
17 Mar – v New Zealand
22 Mar – v Australia
24 Mar – v West Indies
27 Mar – v India