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Recent Match Report – SA Women vs AUS Women 21st Match 2021/22


A shoulder injury forced Masabata Klaas out while Tazmin Brits was left out on form. Darcie Brown’s workload management saw her miss out

Toss Australia Women choose to bowl vs South Africa Women

Meg Lanning asked South Africa to chase on a green-tinged pitch in this top of the table clash, which is also the first meeting between the two sides since 2017. Both teams are unbeaten at the tournament so far and Australia are already through to semi-finals after dominating their opposition.

A win for South Africa will secure them a knockout spot, but they will feel they need to play better than they have in the four close encounters they’ve had.

South Africa made two changes to the XI that beat New Zealand last week. Tazmin Brits, who scored 51 runs in four innings and has been slow to get off the mark, was dropped for Lara Goodall at No.3. The other change was in the attack, where Masabata Klaas was forced out with a shoulder injury. Medium-pacer Tumi Sekhukhune was given her first opportunity in the tournament.

Australia’s attack also looks slightly different to the team that beat India. With a view to managing Darcie Brown, she was left out in favour of Annabel Sutherland.

South Africa 1 Laura Wolvaardt, 2 Lizelle Lee, 3 Lara Goodall, 4 Sune Luus (capt), 5 Mignon du Preez, 6 Marizanne Kapp, 7 Chloe Tryon, 8 Trisha Chetty (wk), 9 Shabnim Ismail, 10 Tumi Sekhukhune 11 Ayabonga Khaka

Australia 1 Rachael Haynes, 2 Alyssa Healy (wk), 3 Meg Lanning (capt), 4 Ellyse Perry, 5 Beth Mooney, 6 Tahlia McGrath, 7 Ashleigh Gardner, 8 Annabel Sutherland, 9 Jess Jonassen, 10 Alana King, 11 Megan Schutt

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent

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